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Alder Ledell Zellers

Alder Ledell Zellers

Home Address:
510 N Carroll St
Madison , WI 53703

Phone: 608-417-9521
district2@cityofmadison.com
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 Ledell Zellers was elected to the Madison Common Council on April 2, 2013.  She has been actively involved in the neighborhood and the city since moving to District 2 in 2001.  Prior to moving into her current home, she lived in the Nakoma neighborhood on Madison's near west side.  She cares about the people that make up this city, what makes cities successful and great places to live.

Ledell was appointed in 2008 by the mayor to serve on the Zoning Code Rewrite Advisory Committee. This committee was charged with working with the city to review and advise on the zoning code and map as they were prepared, and make recommendations to the Plan Commission. The new Zoning Code went into effect January 2, 2013. It will guide the type of long-term development that takes place in Madison.

Prior to her election as alder she served on the Downtown Coordinating Committee beginning in 2003 and was chair at the time of her election in 2014.  The DCC considers issues of operation, design, safety, maintenance and use of the Downtown Area.

Ledell has been very involved in the neighborhood and has been a member of the Capitol Neighborhoods (CNI) Executive Council for 11 years, serving as president for three years. Under her leadership the organization established a neighborhood Development Protocol. These guidelines help protect neighborhood values while encouraging sustainable developments that have contributed new living options to those who want to live closer to the heart of the city.

As CNI president, she established quarterly meetings between representatives of the CNI Executive Council and the mayor, helping improve communication between the mayor and central city residents. As program committee chair, she brought in nationally recognized speakers, established City Channel recording of the events, and organized a professional survey of members to be sure everyone had a chance for their voice to be heard.

Ledell has worked in both the public and private sectors in leadership roles and is currently the Human Resources Director of the State of Wisconsin Investment Board.

Ledell and her husband Simon live on North Carroll Street in an 1850's landmarked home which they are restoring, preserving a bit of Madison's architectural heritage that contributes to the texture, authenticity and beauty of our city. She cherishes the historic parts of Madison while supporting the continuing development and evolution of Madison.