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Tag: City Employees

September 13, 2016 2:30 PM

This past Sunday, the Owl Creek Neighborhood Resource Team (NRT) joined up with Owl Creek residents of every age, friends from all around the City, as well as local artists helped to create this magnificent work of art that the neighborhood will be able to enjoy and admire! Alder Denise Demarb … [read more]

January 29, 2016 2:43 PM

You may have noticed new ads on the sides of City of Madison Metro buses. The ads, or bus wraps, are the result of a combined effort between the City of Madison Human Resources Department and the Public Works agencies to recruit women and people of color for city employment! The bus wraps, which … [read more]

January 14, 2016 3:23 PM

It was nice to see so many City employees coming together for the City Bowling Tournament recently. Every year participating City of Madison agencies put together a bowling team that gets matched up with another agency. This year staff headed out to Bowlavard Lanes for the friendly … [read more]

December 23, 2015 4:05 PM

Every year the City of Madison looks forward to participating in the ‘Host a Family’ program for the holidays. Interested city agencies are assigned a family by Dane County Human Services. The agency then receives the family’s wish list, collects donations within their department, and shops for … [read more]

September 22, 2015 2:30 PM

Congratulations to Madison Metro’s own Transit Marketing Specialist,  Jessica Stammer,  for being named one of Mass Transit’s 40 Under 40! Jessica started with Madison Metro as an intern working on creating an in-house advertising program. Her many accomplishments, including creating a … [read more]

August 10, 2015 3:35 PM

Many of you may have heard about the Madison Metro Bus Driver, Tim Homann, who rescued a toddler from a busy street last week. Tim, a Metro bus driver of 18 years, was driving his usual route when he spotted a small toddler standing alone in the street near a parked car. Tim immediately pulled to … [read more]

March 27, 2015 5:05 PM

This pile of debris is about 15 feet high.  It is what is collected in one night by City of Madison street sweepers! It is another sign that spring is here, the sweepers are out each night, five on the West side of the city and four on the East side.  This debris is what has … [read more]

February 10, 2015 10:04 AM

Oh what a night! Friday evening was an evening of firsts. City of Madison police officers and firefighters suited up for the first annual Madison Fire vs. Madison Police ‘Battle of the Badges’ game that took place at the Veterans Memorial Coliseum. Great people were brought together … [read more]

December 9, 2014 8:18 AM

I am excited to welcome Detective Gloria Reyes as the newest member of my staff. Gloria will be serving as liaison to numerous agencies including Police, Fire, Public Health, Community Services, the Department of Civil Rights, and the City Attorney’s Office beginning December 1st. She has … [read more]

September 5, 2014 4:16 PM

The new Meadowridge Library  on Raymond Road officially opens to the public on September 15th and I can tell you, you won't be disappointed! For those of you familiar with the Meadowridge Shopping Center, the library is in the former ACE Hardware Store, but you would never know … [read more]

February 5, 2014 3:08 PM

Last week over 60 firefighters responded to the brutal fire on Atlas Ave. When firefighters arrived at 6:30am, the temperature was -12 degrees. Crews struggled with low water pressure, uncertain footing and other challenges posed by the freezing weather. Around 10:00am, I approached a … [read more]

January 28, 2014 11:11 AM

This morning at 6 AM when the temperature was -15 degrees, Madison Firefighters responded to a two-alarm fire at Windsor Building Systems located at 314 Atlas. The building is a total loss but crews prevented extension to other buildings on the property. Currently, there are 60 firefighters on … [read more]

November 13, 2013 10:56 AM

Creating a friendly productive workplace environment is essential to delivering quality city services. Working next to someone who is 'Going Incognito' is not pleasant for anyone; certainly responding in kind does make things better. This morning, I sent a letter the following letter to City … [read more]

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