Mayor Soglin Announces New Madison Streets Superintendent Chris Kelley

Monday, March 12, 2012 - 9:52am

Madison Mayor Paul Soglin announced today that Madison's Streets Department will be led by 33-year department veteran Chris Kelley. Kelley has been Acting Superintendent since the recent retirement of former Superintendent Al Schumacher. Kelley has additionally served as Streets Operations Manager for the past five and a half years.

"Chris has risen through the ranks in Streets and is ready to lead the department," said Mayor Soglin. "Our Streets Department is one of the best in the nation, and I am confident that his work experience over the past 33 years has prepared him for this new challenge."

There are 179 employees working for Madison Streets, and their responsibilities include snow and ice control, solid waste and recycling, street and island sweeping, street repair and graffiti removal.

"The men who came before me in this position have taught me well," said Kelley. We have a great department and with the support of the staff here, I know we will maintain and improve that. I am grateful for this opportunity."


  • Katie Crawley608-266-4611