Project Lead

Project LEAD Logo3 Color copy

 

Project LEAD is comprehensive training program to enhance community involvement.

Objectives:

  • To provide a program of existing and emerging leaders that develops an awareness and understanding of the resources, processes,problems, and issues that affect the Fort Atkinson area.
  • To develop a support system among participants which will aid them in their leadership efforts, as well as, benefiting the community.
  • To increase and broaden the participant’s understanding of the economic, political, and social systems within the Fort Atkinson area.
  • To promote involvement and participation of the individuals enrolled in the program in volunteer, elective, and appointed positions within Fort Atkinson.
  • To increase the participants’ analytical and decision-making abilities for the betterment of the Fort Atkinson Community.

Project LEAD over the years

2016 – Refurbishing the trails, handrails, landscaping and signage at the Brietkze Educational Wetlands

The first Project LEAD class poses for a picture at their graduation.

The first Project LEAD class poses for a picture at their graduation.

2015 – Planted trees in Ralph Park affected by Emerald Ash Borer

2014 – Trailway Park

2013 – Veterans Memorial at McCoy Park

2012 – Barrie Park Restrooms

2011 – “Then and Now” Historic Pictorial Book of Fort Atkinson

2010 – Enhancement of Barrie Park Band Shell

2009 – Install fence around playground at Lorman Park, add sign commemorating record flood level of 2008

2008 – Lighted crossing signs for bike trail, planted 20 trees at Jones Park, and design a “green” bathroom for Lorman Park

2007 – New playground equipment at Ralph Park

2006 – Trail Markers at Mush-Ko-Se-Day Park

2005 – Mile markers along the bike trail and lights for the holiday tree at Lorman Park

2004 – River Walk railing and scanner for the Hoard Historical Museum

2003 – Placed identification blocks in front of historical sites and refurbished the plaque at the original fort site

2002 – Fort Atkinson welcome sign in front of Armory

The 2013 class of Project LEAD meets for their retreat.  This half-day rustic workshop helps participants build relationships and develop leadership skills.

The 2013 class of Project LEAD meets for their retreat. This half-day rustic workshop helps participants build relationships and develop leadership skills.

2001 – Cut pathways for walking paths and Dorothy Carnes Park

2000 – Lighted event sign and historic walkway at Jones Park

1999 – Added a water-fountain along the bike trail

1998 – Landscaped HWY 26 Bypass signs

1997 – Initiated Adopt-a-Park program with Fort Atkinson Parks and Recreation

1996 – Lighted outdoor locator map at the Chamber of Commerce

1995 -Phone Blitz to get people out to vote

1994 – First Buckskinner Rendezvous held in Fort Atkinson

1993 – Built fence around Panther Intaglio

1992 – Compiled list of available meeting facilities for business and industry; created listing of available community activities for youth; created design for bathrooms at Lorman Park

1991 – Recycling Committee formed

1990 – Developed Employee Assistance program

1989 – First Project LEAD class graduates

 

To contribute to a Project LEAD project, visit www.fortfoundation.org and click on the “Donate Now” button.