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Tag: Equity

October 20, 2017 12:44 PM

Nature is nearby and everybody deserves the chance to go outside and enjoy it. This past summer with support from the Children in Nature Network, Wanda Fullmore interns were able to work with the Parks and Public Health Madison and Dane County departments to explore the relationship between … [read more]

June 8, 2017 11:25 AM

Join your neighbors and friends this weekend and throughout the summer at the Elver Park Farmers Market. The Market is the result of the efforts of the Madison West Neighborhood Association and the Prairie Hills Neighborhood Association and will run through Saturday, September 16. Hours of … [read more]

April 11, 2017 12:51 PM

I am delighted to be able to greet everyone attending the UpStart entrepreneurship program for women and people of color next week at the Discovery Center. “Performance Image Exposure: Keys to Small Business Success” will be held Wed., April 19 at the Discovery Building from 6 – 8 p.m. … [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]

December 21, 2016 12:55 PM

Sharing this information with gratitude for the hard work of so many to make this a reality. Happy Holidays! [read more]

November 29, 2016 12:44 PM

Perhaps by now you have heard of Imagine Madison. It is a public-listening campaign designed to elicit the opinions of Madison residents regarding impactful community issues. A primary goal of Imagine Madison is to reach, listen to, and record the ideas of a broad and diverse cross section of the … [read more]

November 23, 2016 11:14 AM

At last night’s City Council meeting myself and the Common Council proclaimed that the fourth Friday of November be known as Ho-Chunk Day. I presented them with their proclamation and they gifted the City a beautiful shawl. The Ho-Chunk people are descendants of the effigy mound builders who … [read more]

March 11, 2016 3:46 PM

On Sunday, March 12 Madison will have its first ever Unpaid Ticket Resolution Day. This is a great opportunity for local residents who are facing multiple fines and tickets to meet with staff from the Madison City Attorney's office as well as local police officers to come up with an alternative … [read more]

March 8, 2016 11:14 AM

Recently I joined 100 Black Men of Madison President, Dr. Floyd Rose; Madison Metropolitan School District Superintendent, Dr. Jennifer Cheatham; United Way of Dane County President and CEO, Renee Moe; Police Chief Mike Koval; County Executive Joe Parisi; Journey Mental Health Executive Director, … [read more]

January 15, 2016 2:51 PM

Following recent Common Council action, the City's first Equitable Workforce Plan is going into effect. This plan, which replaces the Affirmative Action Plan, intends to expand the City's efforts beyond simply meeting workforce goals, in order to create an environment where all employees can … [read more]

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