City of

District 16

Alder Denise DeMarb

Alder Denise DeMarb

Alder Denise DeMarb

Contact Information

Home Address:

6326 Maywick Drive #204
Madison , WI 53718

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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About Alder DeMarb

Alder Denise DeMarb was elected to the role of District 16 alderperson on April 16, 2013. She is currently serving her second term.  She was elected by her peers as President Pro Tem in 2014 and Council President in 2015.


In addition to serving on the Common Council, Alder DeMarb has served on many committees: Board of Estimates, Common Council Organizational Committee, Community Services Committee, Early Childhood Care and Education Committee, Ho-Chunk Nation/City of Madison Joint Planning Committee, Lamp House Block Ad Hoc Plan Committee, and the Sustainable Madison Transportation Master Plan Oversight Committee (Madison in Motion), Economic Developement and the Transportation Ordinance Review Ad Hoc Committee. She works closely with the neighborhoods in her district.


She has worked with members of the Stoughton Road Revitalization Project board, neighborhood leaders and city planning staff to review zoning along the road and to spearhead the Dutch Mill Triangle plan, an area which serves as the front door to much of the district.


She is working with other alders to do a deep dive on the city's capital budget and remains committed to helping single mothers learn new job skills while providing quality care for their young children. She has connected District 16 business owners in need of reliable employees to local job training programs. She also works with county and state representatives, as well as other alders, on a variety of initiatives important to neighborhood leaders. Alder DeMarb is also a member of the Eastside Neighborhood Association Coalition.


Professional Career

Prior to becoming an alderperson, Denise was employed in public accounting and global finance.

BS - Accounting, Northern Illinois University

Masters level work - Sustainability, Edgewood College


Alder DeMarb and her husband Scott have lived in the district for 16 years. They enjoy spending time with their children and grandchildren.