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Diversity & Inclusion

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The City of Appleton embraces and celebrates diversity and inclusion. It is our hope that community members will see Appleton as a welcoming and inclusive place to live, work and play.
  • The City of Appleton is committed to diversity and inclusion efforts within the City of Appleton as an organization and throughout the community.
  • We believe that supporting diversity and inclusion efforts will encourage a shift in attitudes with employees.
  • We want community members to feel welcome and included in all levels of government.

The City of Appleton has a full-time diversity & inclusion coordinator who serves as the LGBTQ + Liason. This position was established in 1997 and reports directly to the Mayor. You can contact coordinator Karen Nelson at 832-1564 or

Get to know Karen Nelson 

Contact: Phone: 920-832-1564
Mailing Address: 100 N. Appleton Street
Appleton, WI 54911
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 Hours:   Office Hours are from 8-4:30 and some nights and weekends for programs and events.