Tag: City Employees

February 20, 2019 11:56 AM

Every February I look forward to the Annual Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon at Olbrich Botanical Gardens, and I know the hundreds of honored volunteers do as well! We share a wonderful lunch, and hear from Olbrich Director Roberta Sladky, Parks Superintendent Eric Knepp and Olbrich's … [read more]

January 18, 2019 2:27 PM

Streets Division crews will be working through the night to keep the roads safe. Once the snow begins to accumulate on the roads this afternoon, 32 trucks will be deployed to plow and salt the salt routes. Salt routes make up nearly half of the traffic lanes of Madison. They are the major … [read more]

January 10, 2019 5:14 PM

The City of Madison Employee Bowling Tournament is a long-standing tradition. For the past five years, the event has had an additional great purpose. Of course there is the comradery, and the competition, but more important, the effort to raise money and collect food contributions for Second … [read more]

December 6, 2018 10:49 AM

It is a project years in the planning and construction, but the renovation of the Madison Municipal Building is complete! City staff have moved into their offices, artwork is in place to share with the public, and the grand opening is Saturday! Join us from 11:00 a.m.. until 4:00 p.m.. … [read more]

September 28, 2018 4:10 PM

There has been some recent press coverage about this impressive milestone, Madison has been recycling for 50 years. AS one of the first cities in the country to recycle, that is something to celebrate! I encourage you to check out the brief video prepared by Madison Streets and our Madison … [read more]

September 13, 2018 4:10 PM

Earlier this summer the Common Council adopted a new City of Madison vision, mission, values, and service philosophy through Resolution 18-00573, "Establishing the City of Madison Performance Excellence Framework and Implementation and On-going Sustainability Efforts." The City of Madison has … [read more]

July 3, 2018 3:10 PM

We recently kicked off the 2018 Wanda Fullmore internship program for high school aged youth with a dinner event at the Central Library that included this year’s interns, their families, City of Madison supervisors and Common Wealth employees. This program is designed to connect teens with local … [read more]

January 11, 2018 2:12 PM

The City of Madison is lucky to have employees that are dedicated to their community in many ways. Not only do they work diligently every day to keep our great City running smoothly, but on their time off, they get together, as a team each year, to do something good for the community, and I truly … [read more]

November 17, 2017 2:45 PM

Shine On Madison is a lighting celebration being put on in downtown Madison. The celebration begins tomorrow evening thanks to The Madison Community Foundation and Madison's Central Business Improvement District's (BID) grant. All of the collaboration and hard work that the artists, designers, … [read more]

November 10, 2017 3:05 PM

This week City Fleet, Parks and Forestry staff watched demonstrations of chipper machines from different companies. These machines reduce entire trees to wood chips, which serve as mulch citywide. We also sell the chips to area farmers for use as bedding for cattle. As we continue to tackle … [read more]

July 24, 2017 3:47 PM

We all know how frustrating construction projects can be while they are ongoing, but I think we can also agree that the finished project is worth the temporary inconvenience. The most recent completed project, the Capitol Square, here in downtown Madison was finished, in fact, weeks ahead of … [read more]

June 20, 2017 6:19 PM

Another summer in the City and another year of the Wanda Fullmore Internship program! We had a great kick off this week and I was delighted to meet with the high school interns and their families. The goal of the internship program is to provide high school age youth on the job … [read more]

June 6, 2017 12:22 PM

Please make plans to attend Safety Saturday 2017. The event offers children and families the opportunity to learn injury and harm prevention through interactive displays and exhibits. More than 30 community partners to include many city agencies will set-up along East and West Mifflin … [read more]

March 2, 2017 8:51 AM

This week Gregg Gotzion and Joe Seifert stopped by my office to present me with this awesome award! I am honored to be the recipient of the 2016 AFSCME Local 6000 Legislator of the Year award. AFSCME members are public service employees that are so vital to our success, and who share a … [read more]

January 25, 2017 12:45 PM

City of Madison Employees work hard to provide top notch service for Madison residents. In fact, they take service to others so seriously they even include it in their free time! Every year over 500 City of Madison Employees, from all departments, spend a Saturday together bowling. It’s a … [read more]

December 9, 2016 3:19 PM

Mayor's Office staff was lucky enough to get a sneak preview of the final touches of MUNICIPAL, the art exhibition! Below, a local artist demonstrates the process and explains her vision to them. Presented by The Bubbler at Madison Public Library along with support from many others, … [read more]

December 8, 2016 2:58 PM

I wanted to share this great power point presentation that 11th District Alder Tim Gruber put together for his daughter Tamara's Third grade class at Lincoln Elementary School. It's a simple, but fairly thorough explanation of City services. Thanks Alder Gruber and thanks to his son Martin for … [read more]

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 database … [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 collected over the … [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]