The City of Oshkosh provides services to the City of Oshkosh twenty-four hours a day, 365 days a year and operates under a Council / City Manager form of government. The seven member City Council, including the Mayor, are all elected at large. The Council selects the City Manager who is the Chief Executive Officer of the City. The City Manager is responsible for planning, organizing, and directing the activities of the municipality. The City is presently comprised of 620 full and part time employees.
Oshkosh and the surrounding area boast an abundance of sights and sounds for residents and visitors to discover and enjoy. The city is on the western shore of Lake Winnebago (217 square miles) and banked by the Fox River and Lake Butte des Morts (8,800 acres).
Oshkosh is a great place to live! It has an excellent school system, outstanding health care facilities, abundant entertainment opportunities, a low cost of living, a clean environment, and much more. Other attributes of Oshkosh include its parks, galleries, nationally accredited museums, golf courses, entertainment venues, festivals, and activities that make Oshkosh a haven for anyone interested in combining city life with the benefits of a small town.
Attactions include the Grand Opera House, Leach Amphitheater, Menominee Park and Zoo, Military Veterans Museum, Morgan House, Opera House Square, Oshkosh Public Museum, Paine Art Center and Gardens, Pollack Community Water Park, and the Oshkosh Public Library.
Oshkosh is a state leader in regard to hosting annual events. In fact, Oshkosh is known as Wisconsin's Event City. Some of the many events include several Professional Fishing Tournaments, Brews & Blues, Celebration of Lights, Country USA Concert, Faire on the Green, EAA Air Venture Oshkosh, Rock USA Concert, Miss Wisconsin Pageant, Irishfest, U.S. Open Volleyball Tournament, Otter Street Fisheree, Sawdust Days, Inland Lake Yachting Association Regatta, Lifest Christian Music Festival and Waterfest Summer Concert Series.