Neighborhood Resource Teams (NRTs) play a vital role in the City's efforts to improve and coordinate local government services, promote equity, and improve the quality of life. NRTs are comprised of City staff, who in addition to their respective departmental assignments is a member of these teams serving specified neighborhoods with a population range of 500-2,000. NRTs focus on an agenda created by the community which can range from better lighting and housing to youth recreation and transportation matters. In addition, the NRTs engage other government agencies and non-profits in an effort to ensure that services are delivered in a comprehensive manner covering transportation, health, housing, quality childcare, and education and job training.
The mission of the Neighborhood Resources Teams is to encourage and enhance communication, coordination, and relationship-building among City staff, City departments, residents, and other stakeholders to promote equity and improve the quality of life for all residents of Madison's neighborhoods.
The goals of the NRT Program:
- Develop relationships among City staff, neighborhood residents, and other stakeholders
- Coordinate, develop, and improve City services to neighborhoods in concert with residents and other stakeholders
- Increase the City's knowledge of neighborhood issues and opportunities
- Highlight issues that cut across multiple NRT focus areas to address systemic barriers