Welcome to VanChaMasShe Neighborhood Association

Last update Monday, November 24, 2014


Neighborhood Contacts || Neighborhood Association Meetings || Profile, Statistics and Indicators || Neighborhood Communications || Plans and Publications || Governmental Officials || Facilities and Services ||

Neighborhood Contacts
Neighborhood Contact Person: Darcy Dederich, 2825 Van Hise, Madison, WI 53705, (H)608-442-6978, ddederich@uwalumni.com

Neighborhood Association Meetings
Neighborhood Association Meeting: Place: Board Members' Homes
Address: Varies
Date: Varies
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Please contact neighborhood association to confirm meeting date, location, and time.

Profile, Statistics and Indicators
Neighborhood Description: Back in 1949, neighbors living on adjoining blocks of Van Hise Avenue, Chambelain Avenue, Mason Street and Shepard Terrace started getting together for a 4th of July block party and parade. They named their informal, close-knit group VanChaMasShe after the first few letters of each street. That neighborhood festival is still going strong today – in fact it's the longest-running 4th of July celebration in Madison – 60 years! Most of our homes were built during the 1950s-1960s. Two-story homes (lots of Cape Cod style) on wooded lots is typical. VanChaMasShe Neighborhood lies directly east of Hoyt Park. Besides easy access to a large park, our neighborhood is close to Hilldale Mall area, West High School, and the University Avenue corridor.
Neighborhood Boundaries: Bluff Street on the north, North Franklin Avenue on the east, Regent Street on the south, and eastern boundary of Hoyt Park on the west
Neighborhood Statistics Indicators: The Neighborhood Indicators Project is a demonstration of key characteristics and various indicators that relate to the quality of life in Madison at the neighborhood level. Basic neighborhood information as well as housing, public safety, health and family well-being, economic, and transportation indicators by neighborhood is available.
Recent Accomplishments: - Received a City of Madison Neighborhood Grant to install a directional sign at the east entrance of Hoyt Park (2007).

- Worked with MMSD to build rain garden/containment area on Hoyt School playground, in order ti mitigate stormwater runoff problems (2010).
Neighborhood Events: 4th of July Block Party, May Day Celebration, Oktoberfest
Places of Interest: Hoyt Park, Madison School & Community Recreation Building (former Hoyt School), Resurrection Catholic Cemetery

Neighborhood Communications
Newsletter:
Dale Bengston, 2822 Mason St, Madison, WI 53705, (H)608-233-0339, dale.bengston@gmail.com
Vickie Tobias, tobiasvl@yahoo.com
Web Page: http://www.vanchamasshe.org/

Plans and Publications
City Plans:
Publications: -Midvale Elementary Student Drop-off and Pick-up Safety Brochure, 2003-2004
http://www.publichealthmdc.com/family/safetyAndInjuryPrevention/SchoolTrafficSafety.cfm
Historic Districts:
TIF Districts:
Urban Design Districts:

Governmental Officials
Madison Alderperson: Shiva Bidar-Sielaff, Aldermanic District 5 - Ward 64
Dane County Supervisor: Al Matano, Supervisory District 11 - Ward 64
State Representative: Terese Berceau (Elect), Assembly District 77 - Ward 64
State Senator: Fred Risser, Senate District 26 - Ward 64

Facilities and Services:
Community Centers
Community Gardens: Midvale Elementary School Gardens at 502 Caromar Drive (26 plots)
Fire Stations: Fire Station #9 (201 North Midvale Boulevard)
Library: Sequoya Branch Library (513 South Midvale Blvd)
Neighborhood Resource Team:
Parks and Open Space:
(Map)
Hoyt Park
Police Districts: West District, Capt. Vic Wahl, 1710 McKenna Blvd., Neighborhood Officers, Newsletter
Polling Place: Ward 64, Hoyt School, 3802 Regent St
Public Art:
Public Schools: Elementary School Attendance Area 22
Midvale Elementary School (502 Caromar Dr)
Lincoln Elementary School (909 Sequoia Tr)
Middle School Attendance Area 234
Hamilton Middle School (4801 Waukesha St)
High School Attendance Area 143
West High School (30 Ash St)