Tag: Equity

February 28, 2019 3:39 PM

Madison was recently recognized as a best city for breastfeeding moms, alongside San Francisco, Chicago, San Antonio, New York, and Washington D.C. The designation highlights the Madison city breastfeeding ordinance that fines people for interfering with breastfeeding in private or public … [read more]

January 22, 2019 1:59 PM

It was an honor to celebrate the legacy of Dr. King and be part of the Martin Luther King Jr. Humanitarian and Emerging Leaders award presentation this week. Pictured above are this year's recipients, Anthony Cooper and Shayla Glass with State Representative Shelia Stubbs and me. Anthony … [read more]

December 10, 2018 5:12 PM

It was wonderful to present the Jeffrey Clay Erlanger Civility in Public Discourse Award to Ed Lee at our most recent Common Council meeting. Pictured above is Ed with Jeff's parents, Pam and Howard. The award was created by the Common Council to honor Madison residents who exemplify Jeff … [read more]

October 15, 2018 5:03 PM

It's certainly not too early to mark your calendar and register for the Mayor's Neighborhood Conference. The City of Madison Mayor's Neighborhood Conference 2018 brings together hundreds of the most thoughtful, conscious, and caring people involved in neighborhoods across our city. … [read more]

June 13, 2018 3:46 PM

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May 15, 2018 3:45 PM

The City of Madison's Draft Comprehensive Plan is available for public review and comment at imaginemadison.civicomment.org. The Plan is the result of Imagine Madison, a community engagement process that reached over 15,000 Madisonians. The Comprehensive Plan is the City's high-level plan … [read more]

April 27, 2018 2:00 PM

I am delighted that I will be able to join hundreds of area residents at this year’s Nan Cheney March for Justice Award presentation on Thursday, May 3 at Monona Terrace. The event, sponsored by Forward Community Investments gets underway at 5:00 p.m. This year's recipient is Will … [read more]

April 13, 2018 12:04 PM

I am really looking forward to joining dozens of entrepreneurs and hundreds of local residents next week at the Spring Taste of the Madison Public Market. Join us, Saturday, April 21 from 10-2. The event will be held at the downtown Madison College facility, 211 North Carroll. This event … [read more]

December 14, 2017 4:15 PM

The City wants your opinion on the priorities for Madison and how our community can be improved for everyone. The City of Madison is currently updating the Comprehensive Plan through a process called Imagine Madison. The Plan update includes policies related to housing, transportation, racial … [read more]

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]