Legislative Links
To find out who represents you visit here: Who Are My Legislators

To visit the Wisconsin Legislature home page visit here: Legislature Home Page

To see what is on the calendar for the Wisconsin State Assembly: Assembly Calendar

To see what is on the calendar for the Wisconsin State Senate: Senate Calendar

To watch video streaming of live and archived coverage visit here: Wisconsin Eye

 

The best resource to read about the spending and policy contained in the budget bill is on the Legislative Fiscal Bureau homepage located here: Wisconsin Legislative Fiscal Bureau

Transportation

Just north of the city, the Fort Atkinson Municipal Airport has a 3,800-foot paved, lighted runway, which can accommodate most general aviation needs including business and charter aircraft. Commercial passenger services are available at nearby Madison, Milwaukee and Janesville airports.

For ground transportation, Fort Atkinson residents utilize Brown Cab Service, who provides transportation in and around Fort Atkinson for extremely reasonable rates.

We are also located in close proximity to a number of bus lines.

Housing

Flowers at Barrie ParkTree-lined streets, well-kept yards and quiet neighborhoods are generally taken for granted by the residents of Fort Atkinson. Our homes are places of friendship, family and comfort, and people are quick to offer a helping hand to a new neighbor. There is a home to fit every lifestyle and budget, from the stately houses in our historic districts to the newly constructed homes in surrounding subdivisions. Modern apartment complexes and lovely retirement communities are also options. Whatever your choice, you can count on comfortable and secure surroundings. 

Visit our Preferred Business Directory for a list of Realtors.

Local News

Radio

Local news, weather and school closings are available on WFAW 940 AM and WSJY 107.3, which is also an easy listening format. A variety of other music selections are available from surrounding Madison and Milwaukee stations.

Newspaper

Fort Atkinson has one local daily paper, The Daily Jefferson County Union, published Monday through Friday, except on holidays. Offices are located at 28 W. Milwaukee Avenue. Call 920-563-5553 for subscription rates. You can also log on to http://www.dailyunion.com for news information at your fingertips.

Local TV Channel

Channel 13 serves as Fort Atkinson’s local television station. Produced at the high school, Fort TV features a community calendar, local athletic events, musical concerts and various other community events.

Local Government
City of Fort Atkinson

City of Fort Atkinson

The current population of Fort Atkinson is 11,943 and covers 4.5 square miles. Total population of Jefferson County is 69,000, covering 564 square miles.

The city of Fort Atkinson has five elected officials and a city manager. City Council meetings are held the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of every month. City offices are located in the Municipal Building, 101 N Main St, with office hours Monday – Friday, 8:00am – 5:00pm. The city of Jefferson is the County Seat.

City of Fort Atkinson website 

Department Heads – City of Fort Atkinson

Department
Contact
Phone Number
City Manager Matt Trebatoski 563-7760
City Clerk/Treasurer Michelle Ebbert 563-7760
Engineer/Dir. Public Works Jeffrey Woods 563-7760
Building Inspector Brian Juarez 563-7760
Park & Rec. Director Scott Lastusky 563-7781
Public Works Kent Smith 563-7771
Wastewater Utility Paul Christensen 563-7766
Water Utility Terry Siglinsky 563-7775
Electrical Department Jeff Armstrong 563-7765
Fire Chief Michael S. Reel 563-7795
Police Chief Adrian Bump 563-7777
Library Kelly Terkeurst 563-7790
Museum Merrilee Lee 563-7769
The Dwight Foster Library

The Dwight Foster Library maintains a catalog of over 75,000 volumes, 2,000 videos, 2,000 books on tape and hundreds of music compact discs. The library has public Internet access at eight computers as well as facilities for word processing, desktop publishing and educational games. It subscribes to over 260 monthly publications and maintains a variety of printing, scanning, faxing and copying machines for public use.

For more information contact:

Dwight Foster Public Library
102 E. Milwaukee Avenue
Fort Atkinson, WI 53538
Telephone: (920) 563-7790
FAX: (920) 563-7774
http://www.fortlibrary.org

Healthcare

One can find a representation of almost every medical specialty in the Fort Atkinson area, including pediatrics, orthopedics, chiropractic care, dermatology, obstetrics and gynecology, sports medicine and rehabilitation, internal medicine, mental health, dental and orthodontic offices, optometry, ophthalmology and alternative medicines.

The majority of the health care needs of Fort Atkinson residents are met by Fort HealthCare, which provides quality healthcare to residents of Jefferson, Walworth, Rock and Dane Counties.

In 2006, a $38 million renovation and 96,000 square foot addition to Fort Memorial Hospital was completed, resulting in a state-of-the-art health and wellness facility.

Programs and Services of Fort HealthCare include:

  • An occupational medicine program for local businesses
  • A home health program for people needing care at home
  • Outpatient mental and behavioral health counselors and psychiatrists
  • A community education program
  • A full-service 110-bed hospital with emergency, inpatient and outpatient services
  • A variety of individual clinics that provide both primary and specialty care
  • Rehabilitation services including physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, cardiac rehabilitation and sports medicine specialists

Programs and Services of Fort HealthCare’s Fort Memorial Hospital include:

  • A 24-hour physician staffed emergency department
  • A birthing center, which sees the birth of approximately 450 babies each year
  • Outpatient clinic, which provides a variety of specialty services and a full array of endoscopy services
  • Inpatient and outpatient surgery including orthopedic, gynecology, general, urology, ophthalmology, plastic and otolaryngology
  • Additional vital services include a laboratory, pharmacy, diagnostic imaging, cardiac evaluation, nutrition counseling and respiratory therapy

For more information log on to: http://www.forthealthcare.com

Churches

Some people prefer the simplicity of a small country church, and others are inspired by the grandeur of a giant cathedral. We have both in Fort Atkinson, and the tradition of worship runs deep, as many of the present congregations were established in the 1800s. The two dozen denominations represented today all have one thing in common: a strong commitment to the spiritual growth of their members. This shared philosophy binds congregations who in turn, create a number of community programs that serve the elderly and needy.

Spiritual needs are met in services that range from formal to informal, traditional to modern worship. There are many youth activities offered throughout the churches including traditional “Sunday School” to overnight lock-ins. Clubs, circle groups, studies, athletic teams, bake sales, prayer teams, car washes and concerts make up many parts of local church fellowship.

 

Local Churches:

Baha’I Faith
568-1152
Jehovah’s Witnesses
563-4990
Bethany Lutheran
Wisconsin Evangelical Synod
563-8113
Oakland Seventh-Day Adventist
568-0964
Faith Community
563-4730
Peace Evangelical Lutheran
Missouri Synod
563-8050
First Baptist
563-5222
St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran
Wisconsin Synod
563-2263
First Church of Christ, Scientist
563-6800
St. Peter’s Episcopal
563-3889
First Congregational
United Church of Christ
563-4802
Trinity Lutheran
563-4145
First United Methodist Church
563-4903
Shalom Presbyterian
563-5160
Fort Christian Assembly
563-4467
St. John’s Community Church
563-2020
Freidens United Church of Christ
563-3335
St. Joseph’s Catholic Church
563-3029
Friendship Baptist
563-9004
Education

BarrieThe School District of Fort Atkinson is large enough to have resources, but small enough to be personal. Its mission is to deliver quality opportunities and services to every student to enable them to achieve their academic and personal potential.

The district has six schools: four neighborhood elementary schools, one middle school and one high school. The high school, built in 1998 following the approval of a $26 million referendum, is technologically advanced and a model for other communities. The district offers a wide range of programs for gifted students and those with special needs. District students consistently rank higher than the national average on ACT scores. Advanced placement courses are available to college-bound students. In addition to the many national and state scholarships. locally sponsored scholarships of about $300,000 are awarded annually to graduating seniors. Fort’s public schools have become the choice for many families who reside in other communities, but have their children schooled here.

The new high school is the most technologically advanced facility in the area. All schools have local computer networks and are connected to one another via a wide-area network. Sharing resources with the Madison Area Technical College (MATC), which has a campus adjacent to the high school, provides additional educational opportunities through distance learning centers. Students receive hands-on work experience through interaction with local businesses. Community projects are part of course work for high school credit.

Visit the School District of Fort Atkinson website for more information.

DSCN0568Fort Atkinson also offers three parochial school:

Faith Community Christian School

St. Joseph Elementary School

St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran School

There are also numerous pre-school and day care centers. 

Additional hubs for cultural activities include a first class public library dedicated to life-long learning and a museum recognized by both state and national awards for its collections and programs.

In addition to the local MATC campus, the UW-Whitewater campus is located only eight miles to the southeast. Easy commutes provide access to UW-Madison, Edgewood College in Madison, Beloit College in Beloit and Carroll University in Waukesha. For the retired learner, the local Senior Citizen Center offers many options; including arts, crafts and computer classes.

See what Donors Choose projects are listed for Fort Atkinson.