Madison Parks Superintendent Announces Retirement

August 13, 2007

Madison - Madison Parks Superintendent Jim Morgan will retire in January, 2008, Mayor Dave Cieslewicz said today. Morgan has led Madison's Parks Department since May, 2000.

"Jim has led the Parks Department through a significant period of growth and change," Mayor Cieslewicz said. "He has served as a thoughtful steward of our community's parkland, and worked closely with countless neighborhoods to create or improve parks throughout the city. I appreciate his service to the city and wish him an enjoyable, well-earned retirement."

"I have enjoyed my seven-plus years of service in Madison and I take great pride in my many accomplishments during that time," Morgan wrote in his letter to the Mayor, which cited accomplishments such as:

• Addressing deferred maintenance issues at city parks;
• Construction of Goodman Pool, including a $140,000 scholarship program;
• Creation of the Madison Parks Foundation;
• Creation of the first Strategic Plan for the Parks Department; and
• Enhancing the partnership between the Parks Department and Olbrich Botanical Gardens.

Morgan will continue to serve in his position until January 2, 2008. A search process for his replacement will begin immediately.

Contact:
  • George Twigg, (608) 266-4611