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Districts 6 & 11
Episode first aired 12/4/2018 6:00 PM

Susan Hamblin welcomes 6th District Alder Marsha Rummel and 11th District Alder Arvina Martin to discuss what makes their districts unique in the City of Madison.

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Host Eve Galanter
Host Eve Galanter
Eve Galanter is President of Galanter Public Affairs Consulting which provides community, government, and public relations services, as well as event planning and fund development assistance to corporate and nonprofit organization clients.

Eve served as 10th District Alderman on the Madison City Council from 1981-89, and was elected as Council President Pro-Tem and Council President. Appointments included Chair, Economic Development Commission, Board of Estimates, Landmarks Commission, Transportation Commission, Madison Public Library Board of Directors, Madison General Hospital Board of Directors, Civic Center Commission, Equal Opportunities Commission, Plan Commission, Legislative Committee, and Common Council Organizational Committee.

In addition, Eve was a member of the Steering Committee, Finance Administration and Intergovernmental Relations, National League of Cities, District Vice President, Wisconsin League of Municipalities and Executive Director, Democratic Party of Wisconsin.

Eve's public service continued as director of U.S. Senator Herb Kohl's Madison office, serving as his liaison in Wisconsin on a variety of issue areas including the needs of local units of government.

Eve also has professional experience as a free-lance writer, television news reporter on consumer affairs, research and planning analyst on insurance issues, and teacher of emotionally disturbed children.

She is the former president of Wisconsin Women in Government and TEMPO-Madison, currently serves as co-chair of the Madison Civics Club, chair of the Wisconsin Women's Network, and is on the board of the Capital Times Kids Fund.

Host Susan Hamblin
Host Susan Hamblin
Host Susan Hamblin
Susan Hamblin, co-host of District Reports, served as the 9th District Alderwoman on the Madison City Council from 1991-2001, and was elected Council President for the 1993-94 term and pro tem for the 1997-98 term. Susan also served as the acting Mayor for the City of Madison in 1994.

She served on numerous committees and commissions and on the National League of Cities Policy and Steering Committee on Human Development for several years. Susan is an educator with a Master of Science in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Currently, Susan is the Social Studies Teacher Leader for the Madison Metropolitan School District with over 25 years of experience in the classroom.

Susan's civic duties and experience include: Project Director for the Teaching American History Grant Program, Project Director, co-author and publisher for the third grade textbook, Madison - City of Four Lakes, and Project Coordinator for several grants. These include: Madison Community Foundations Grant, Evjue Grant, Foundation for Madison's Schools Grant and Aristos Grant. She is a member of the University of Wisconsin-Letters and Science-School of Education Committee on Social Science in Teacher Education, Wisconsin Historical Society Office of School Services Advisory Board, and has established partnerships with many local museums.

Her work has been recognized throughout Madison. In 2005, she received a Distinguished Teacher of Teachers Award from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and in 2010 was nominated by her peers for the MMSD Distinguished Service Award. In 1994, she was listed as one of the top 25 Most Influential People in Madison Magazine and Executive Register in Business Magazine. Susan is married and has three grown children.

About the Show

District Reports, a half hour show, brings you conversations with members of the Common Council. Hosted by former Madison Alders Susan Hamblin and Eve Galanter, each episode focuses on a current issue facing the Council and previews other issues you can expect to hear discussed on the council floor.
Tuesdays at 6pm, Thursdays at 8am and Fridays at Noon