Neighborhood Conferences and Roundtables

People – Places – Possibilities

Working Together to Make a Better Community

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center, One John Nolen Drive, Madison, WI

REGISTER for the 2016 Mayor's Neighborhood Conference.  Cost is $15 (includes light breakfast, lunch, tours and workshops). Fee waivers and childcare assistance is available. Language interpreters or other accommodations can be requested by calling 608-267-8727.

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About
Keynote
Schedule of Events and Day of the Event
Early Bird Tours
Workshops
Networking Session
Placemaking Grants
Sponsor
Contact

About
This is the 20th anniversary of the first neighborhood conference! Community leaders have been coming together since then to learn, share, and celebrate successes of their worthy endeavors.  We expect a variety of persons to attend – those new to working on the neighborhood level to those that are well versed, staff from the city, county, and nonprofits, and business owners that bring value to the neighborhoods they serve.  We would like to encourage our new civic leaders – our youth and millenniums – to share thoughts on what will make our neighborhoods and city a better place. 

Be part of this year's event by registering today.  Over fifteen workshops will feature relevant information, discussions, and action ideas to take back to your neighborhood. 

Keynote

Mitchell Silver

We are thrilled to have Mitchell J Silver, FAUCP, NYC Parks Commissioner, as the keynote speaker this year.  Mr. Silver has a long list of achievements - past president of the American Planning Association,  Chief Planning and Development Officer for Raleigh, NC, and numerous other roles as a planning and policy guru in New York City and Washington DC. 

Known by his colleagues as a passionate communicator, creative thinker, problem-solver and visionary leader, Mitchell Silver has been at the center of many cutting edge trends, innovative solutions and visionary plans, including Harlem on the River and Vision for Jamaica Center in New York City and the revitalization of neighborhoods in New York City, Philadelphia, Washington, and Raleigh.  He is a believer and action maker with a focus on "investing in our people and communities".  You will hear him talk about "the environment, public health, economy, and equity" in planning for cities and neighborhoods. 

Schedule of Events

8-9 a.m. | Registration, Networking, Organizational Displays, Walk/Bike Tours

9-9:30 a.m. | Welcome and Opening Remarks

9:45-10:45 a.m. | Workshops

11:00-12:00 p.m. | Workshops

12-1:30 p.m. | Keynote and Lunch

2:00-3:00 p.m. | Workshops

3:00-4:00 p.m. | Workshops

4:00-5:00 p.m. | Networking Reception

The day of the event will include:  early bird tours (for those that enjoy the mornings), light breakfast and coffee/tea at the welcoming address, lunch, and networking reception.  Dress casually.  

Early Bird Tours
For those early risers, join one of the four early bird tours.  Meet in the front of the Monona Terrace, MLK JR Blvd entrance, at 7:45am.  Coffee will be served.  Your registration check-in will be fast tracked and a table will be reserved for you during opening remarks.  

RIDE THE ART TOUR
Join Karin Wolf, City Arts Administrator for a bike ride to public art installations in and around downtown. This leisurely ride will take participants past some of Madison's finest and most interesting outdoor sculptures and murals. During the ride participants are invited to share their thoughts about Madison's public art: past, present, and future.

STATE STREET RETAIL TOUR
Join Bill Fruhling, Principal Planner, for a short walk along a portion of one of the last remaining pedestrian malls in the nation and hear about the upcoming plan for the area.  Participants will have an opportunity to talk about some of the changes happening in the downtown and how that is driving some of the dynamics of State Street, including the evolving tenant mix.  Similar changes are occurring in some of Madison's neighborhoods and influencing many traditional commercial areas.

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DOWTNTOWN HISTORIC PRESERVATION TOUR
Join Amy Scanlon, Historic Preservation Planner, to hear about the City's historic resources and the blending of historic preservation and infill development to create a unique city.  You will be one of the first to hear about the Historic Preservation Plan – an effort that will begin in 2017 to provide a framework for a comprehensive approach to the City's historic preservation program.  

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Neighborhood Involvement in Development Review
What are the best practices for neighborhood involvement in the development process? How does a project's components and approval process get communicated to adjacent property owners and the greater community? What are the resources available?  Jessica Vaughn, Planner, will join a District Alderperson to lead a dynamic tour and discuss what neighborhood leaders can do and how they can best interact with city officials and staff on project proposals.

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Workshops

Engaging and interactive workshops with outstanding local leaders will allow you to gain valuable information, find out about successful and innovative neighborhood projects, and hear what lessons others have learned.

The full day conference is divided into two distinct sessions. The morning session is focused on learning, sharing, and networking with peers, city staff, and governmental officials.  Popular topics such as resident engagement, recruiting participants, and how to successfully execute a project are part of the discussion. The afternoon session takes on the important elements of shaping Madison for the future.  Changing demographics, housing trends, economic challenges, and the transportation network all play a role in creating a great city.  Five workshops will describe the challenges and opportunities for the future.

Networking Session
Come relax during this informal hour at the end of the day to discuss the day's events with governmental officials, staff, and peers.  This time is always a big attraction – you will leave with new contacts, ideas, and ways to strengthen input on the local level.

Placemaking Grants
And now the BIG SURPRISE! In an effort to activate and foster greater interaction within our neighborhoods, we will offer THREE neighborhood areas a $2000 grant for placemaking.  This year we will focus the placemaking grants on "activities and projects" within a Madison park that serves your neighborhood! Your attendance will trigger the eligibility of your neighborhood to be chosen for one of the grants

Fee waivers and childcare assistance

Sponsor
The City of Madison and Madison Gas & Electric.  Madison Gas & Electric (MGE) has been a generous supporter of Madison's neighborhood conferences for 20 years.  A big thank you to this community minded business.

Contact

Registration
Ruth Ethington, rethington@cityofmadison.com, 608-267-8727

Tours, Workshops, and Networking Reception
Linda Horvath, lhorvath@cityofmadison.com, 608-267-1131

Jule Stroick, jstroick@cityofmadison.com, 608-267-8744

Angela Puerta, apuerta@cityofmadison.com, 608-267-8649

 

Neighborhood Roundtable

 

Sponsors

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Madison Gas & Electric

Past events have featured:

2015
Strong Leaders, Healthy Neighborhoods
When: October 24, 2015
Where: Warner Park Community Recreation Center
Workshops: 2
Table Conversations: 15
Attendance: 190
Sponsors: MG&E and Warner Park Community & Recreation Center
Mayor:  Paul Soglin

2014
Strong Leaders, Healthy Places
When: September 13, 2014
Where: Monona Terrace Community & Convention Center
Workshops: 20 workshops
Attendance: 300
Sponsors: MG&E
Mayor:  Paul Soglin

2012
Great Neighborhoods, Great Places
When: October 13, 2012
Where: Monona Terrace Community & Convention Center
Workshops: 20 workshops
Attendance: 260
Sponsors: MG&E
Mayor:  Paul Soglin

2010
Engaging in Development Review
When: November 6, 2010
Where: Urban League of Greater Madison
Workshops: 3 workshops
Attendance: 120
Sponsors: MG&E and Urban League of Greater Madison
Mayor: Dave Cieslewicz

2009
Go Green, Save Green Neighborhood Roundtable
When: November 7, 2009
Where: Goodman Community Center
Workshops: 7 workshops plus 9 project demonstrations and exhibits
Attendance: 155
Sponsors: MG&E and Goodman Community Center
Mayor: Dave Cieslewicz

2008
Strong Neighborhoods, Strong City Neighborhood Roundtable (1/2 half day)
When: March 8, 2008
Where: CUNA Mutual Training Center
Workshops: 6 plus 3 demonstration projects
Attendance: 76
Sponsors: MG&E and CUNA Mutual
Mayor: Dave Cieslewicz

Strong Neighborhoods, Strong City Neighborhood Roundtable (1/2 half day)
When: November 8, 2008
Where: Warner Park Community & Recreation Center
Workshops: 4 workshops plus 3 project demonstrations
Attendance: 90
Sponsors: MG&E
Mayor: Dave Cieslewicz

2007
Safe Community, Strong Neighborhoods Roundtable (1/2 day)
When: November 3, 2007
Where: CUNA Mutual Training Center
Workshops: 6
Attendance: 150
Sponsors: City of Madison, Madison Gas & Electric, and CUNA Mutual Group
Mayor: Dave Cieslewicz

2006
Building Strong Neighborhoods. Learning from the Past. Looking to the Future Conference
When: November 11, 2006
Where: Monona Terrace Community & Convention Center
Workshops: 32
Attendance: 280
Sponsors: City of Madison, Madison Gas & Electric, Gorman & Company, Inc., and McGrath Associates, Inc.
Mayor: Dave Cieslewicz

2005
2005 Neighborhood Roundtable
When: November 5, 2005
Where: Warner Park Community & Recreation Center
Focus: Prevention, Intervention and Suppression Strategies for Gangs
Attendance: 140
Sponsors: City of Madison and Madison Gas & Electric
Mayor: Dave Cieslewicz

2004
Neighborhood Roundtable: Participating in the Development Process
When: November 20, 2004
Where: Warner Park Community & Recreation Center
Sponsors: City of Madison and Madison Gas & Electric
Mayor: Dave Cieslewicz

2003
Neighborhood Voices Conference
When: October 4, 2003 (1/2 day)
Where: Monona Terrace Community & Convention Center
Attendance: 169
Sponsors: City of Madison and Madison Gas & Electric
Mayor: Dave Cieslewicz

2002
Neighborhood Roundtable (1/2 day)
When: November 2, 2002
Where: Warner Park Community & Recreation Center
Breakout Sessions: 12
Attendance: 104
Sponsors: City of Madison and Madison Gas & Electric
Mayor: Susan J.M. Bauman

2001
Tools and Tours Conference
When: September 15, 2001
Where: Monona Terrace Community & Convention Center
Workshops: 30
Neighborhood Pride Tours: 6.
Attendance: 230
Sponsors: Madison Gas & Electric, Midland Builders, McDonalds, Vandewalle & Associates, Z-D Studios.
Mayor: Susan J.M. Bauman
 
2000
Neighborhood Summit: How to Recruitment and Retain Neighborhood Activists
When: November 11, 2000 (1/2 day)
Where: Warner Park Community & Recreation Center
Breakout Sessions: 2
Attendance: 120 individuals representing 5- neighborhood based organizations
Sponsors: City of Madison
Mayor: Susan J.M. Bauman

1999
24th Annual Neighborhoods, USA Conference: Building Neighborhoods Block by Block
When: October 25-29, 1999
Where: Monona Terrace Community & Convention Center
Workshops: 80 (Over two days)
Neighborhood Pride Tours: 16
Attendance: 1, 240
Sponsors: Madison Gas & Electric, Oscar Mayer Foods, Marshall Erdman & Associates, Midland Builders, Z-D Studios, American TV, AT&T, Bank One, Basketree Gifts, Inc., CUNA & Affiliates-National Credit Union Foundation, CUNA Mutual Group, Dane County, Firstar Bank of Madison, Goodman Foundation, Herbert H. Kohl Charities, Inc., Home Savings, Madison Metropolitan School District, Madison Police Department, Meridian Group, Inc., Mortenson Investment Group, Search Institute, Sheraton Madison Hotel, State of Wisconsin-Division of Public Health, United Way of Dane County, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1998 U.S. Conference of Mayors-Organizing Committee, Wildwood Productions.
Mayor: Susan J.M. Bauman

1998
Strong Neighborhoods, Strong City Conference
When: October 3, 1998
Where: Monona Terrace Community & Convention Center
Workshops: 40
Attendance: 392
Sponsors: Madison Gas & Electric, Oscar Mayer Foods, Marshall Erdman & Associates, Midland Builders, Z-D Studios, American TV, AT&T, Bank One, Basketree Gifts, Inc., Dane County, Firstar Bank of Madison, Home Savings, Meridian Group, Inc., Mortenson Investment Group, Sheraton Madison Hotel, United Way of Dane County.
Mayor: Susan J.M. Bauman

1996
Building Partnerships, Building Community Conference
When: October 26, 1996
Where: Concourse Hotel/MATC-Downtown
Workshops: 41 Workshops
Attendance: 316
Sponsors: City of Madison and Isthmus 2020 Committee
Mayor: Paul Soglin

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Last Updated: 08/25/2016

Questions?

Registration

Ruth Ethington
rethington@cityofmadison.com
608-267-8727

Tours, Workshops, and Networking Reception

Linda Horvath
lhorvath@cityofmadison.com
608-267-1131

Jule Stroick
jstroick@cityofmadison.com
608-267-8744

Angela Puerta
apuerta@cityofmadison.com
608-267-8649

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