At the City of Appleton, we welcome employees who love to learn and are forward-thinking. Located in the heart of the Fox Cities, we are a steadfast employer committed to providing a flexible work environment and unique benefits. We encourage employees to come as they are and explore growth opportunities that will help them serve our community with impact.
The City of Appleton is an inviting community nestled in northeastern Wisconsin just north of the largest lake in the state, Lake Winnebago. Home to more than 75,000 residents, Appleton is known for its vibrant and growing downtown, numerous parks, high-quality education, and friendly, safe environment. We’re proud that in 2020 Appleton was ranked #1 for the Best Place to Raise Kids by SmartAsset. Appleton was also ranked #39 on Livability’s 2022 list of Best Places to Live in the U.S.
The City of Appleton is considered a leader in the New North, a regional initiative to promote economic growth in northeastern Wisconsin. The city is located in the heart of the Fox Cities, a grouping of 15 cities, villages and towns linked by the Fox River. We are one of the fastest-growing areas in the state which nearly a quarter-million people call home. We enjoy a variety of activities from jazz concerts on the nationally recognized campus of Lawrence University and Broadway performances at the world-class Fox Cities Performing Arts Center, to quiet evenings spent walking along trails near the river or having dinner at one of the fabulous restaurants that border the historical waterway.
Appleton represents a beautiful balance of the amenities and experiences offered by larger cities, while maintaining a hometown feel for residents and visitors, alike. Every August downtown Appleton hosts Mile of Music, a national cover-free festival highlighting handcrafted artistry. In fall, the Octoberfest celebration draws more than 150,000 people to enjoy music, food, and more. We take pride in our many parades and a broad range of cultural events including Juneteenth and the Hmong New Year.