Beaver Dam, Wisconsin

Welcome to the official website of the City of Beaver Dam, Wisconsin!

Life Here is Good!

We are a growing city of 16,000+ residents. With a 6,000-acre lake, vibrant parks, wide array of visual and performing arts, numerous festivals, and plentiful healthcare options, quality of life is thriving. We carry a tradition of academic excellence with a variety of educational resources which include an international preparatory academy, and a technical college for lifelong learning. Quality employers, a diverse workforce, great entrepreneurship atmosphere and growing retail marketplace all combine to make it an excellent place for business, too.

But also...

Beaver Dam is named the 16th safest city in the United States to raise a child

The designation comes from SafeWise, an online safety resource that helps individuals, families and communities make informed decisions. SafeWise analyzes various statistics including violet crime, sex offenders, child abuse, school quality, state legislation and walkability.


The City of  Beaver Dam has adopted goals to become an Energy Independent Community

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On May 7th, 2018, Beaver Dam Common Council adopted State goals for Energy Independence and becoming and Energy Independent Community.

  • Generating 25% of electricity and transportation fuels from renewable resources by 2025 ("25x25")
  • Capturing 10% of the emerging bio-industry and renewal energy market by 2030
  • Becoming a national leader in groundbreaking energy research. 
By establishing a Renewal Energy Committee and adopting a Strategic Plan, the City of Beaver Dam will respond to climate change challenges by including sustainability as guiding principle in its decision making processes, supporting projects that exemplify best practices and will seek partnership with the State of Wisconsin to achieve goals. 

Grant Funding Total to Date =  $360,739

The City of Beaver Dam continuously seeks grant funding as opportunities become available

Energy Independent Planning grant: $10,000
RECIP Grant: $62,860
Focus on Energy: $40,000 + $257,879 

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