Applications now being accepted for the 2014 Civitas class. Apply here.

 

Welcome to Civitas

Civitas is based on the principle that people of good will and ability are more likely to become involved in their communities if they have information about and an understanding of how local government operates, where the money comes from, how it is spent and how decisions are made. To date, more than 300 Dane County citizens have been taken behind the scenes of local government by our outstanding faculty of local experts, experienced administrators and former elected officials in Dane County.

If you would like to nominate someone or yourself for Civitas, please click here.

Civitas offers a variety of discounts to qualified applicants, supporting groups and nonprofit organizations. There are also a series of early application incentives available.

  • Leadership Greater Madison (LGM) alumni who apply for Civitas will receive a 10 percent discount off of the current applicable program fee.
  • Applicants nominated by Civitas or LGM current participants or alumni will receive a 10 percent discount off of the current applicable program fee.
  • Members of the Greater Madison Chamber of Commerce, CONNECT Madison, Madison MAGNET, Junior League of Madison or Downtown Madison, Inc. will receive a 10 percent discount off of the current applicable program fee.
  • Regular program tuition fee is $350. For employees of nonprofits organizations the fee is $250.

Click here to see a video of the presentation by Todd Berry, president of Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance, to the Feb. 8, 2006, Civitas forum (42 minutes).

Democracy depends on citizens who are informed and involved in the civic life of their communities.  Civitas is an exciting educational and informational approach to stimulating greater civic understanding and involvement in Dane County.

Civitas and Leadership Greater Madison are leadership education and training programs for people who live and work in the Greater Madison Area through a joint effort of the Greater Madison Chamber of Commerce and Wood Communications Group. Click here to learn more about Leadership Greater Madison.

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Civitas Reports
2012 Civitas Annual Report
2011 Program
2010 Annual Report/Directory




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Civitas is a joint effort of the Greater Madison Chamber of Commerce and
Wood Communications Group