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District 1

Alder Barbara Harrington-McKinney

Alder Barbara Harrington-McKinney

Alder Barbara Harrington-McKinney

Contact Information

Home Address:

1209 Dayflower Drive
Madison , WI 53719

Council Office

Common Council Office:
210 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd
Room 417
Madison, WI 53703
Phone: (608) 266-4071
Fax: (608) 267-8669
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Alder Harrington-McKinney’s Updates

What is an Alder's Role in the City of Madison

May 25, 2015 8:29 AM

The Basics

Conduct in a professional manner.

Attend and participate at Council Meetings.

Be available to constituents.

Follow all Ethics rules and other applicable standards of conduct.

The Core Alder Job

Advocate for the district and  constituents in the City process.

Serve on City committees as appointed and be an active, prepared and equal participant.

Communicate actively with constituents in mutiple ways (e.g. listserve, newsletters, website, and meetings.) about City resources and issues, policy debates, development proposals, and other relevant information.

Participate fully in the process of developing and approving the annual City Budget.

Communicate the needs and views of constituents to City staff, communitees and the Council.

Additional Important Responsibilities

Act as a liaison between assigned committees and the Council, and sponsor legislation for those committees.

Participate in the development and implementation of a Council Legislative Agenda.

Prepare and educate both self and constituents on city-wide and/or controversial policy topics or issues that come before the Council, and engage in the debate and decision-making process around them.  

Advance policy issues important to the district and the City.

Help make City government accessible and welcoming to all Madison residents.

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Resident Information

Madison Common Council Office

210 Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard

Room 417

Madison WI 53703

Phone: 608-266-4071

Fax: 608-267-8669


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