Meeting and Event Highlights for the Week of July 10, 2023


Westside Alders Meet and Greet – Thursday, July 13, 2023Westside Alders are excited to announce the first Westside Alders Meet and Greet of the year, taking place Thursday, July 13, 2023, from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM at the Meadowood Neighborhood Center in their Multi-Purpose Room, 5740 Raymond Rd., Madison, WI 53711. In an effort to speak directly to residents, Westside alders hope to harness the power of engagement to create positive change for the Westside of Madison. This Meet and Greet is Free and OPEN to the public. Light refreshments will be provided.

Westside Alders Meet and Greet


  • Plan Commission: The Plan Commission meeting will take place on Monday, July 10, 2023, in virtual format at 5:30 PM. Agenda items include adding an exception to height and story minimum requirements, the implementation of the Greater East Towne Area Plan, various development-related requests, and more!

  • Common Council: The Common Council meeting will take place on Tuesday, July 11, 2023, in a hybrid format at 6:30 PM. Agenda items include an update of land subdivision and tourist rooming house regulations,  reconsideration of a change to the zoning of properties, adoption of 2024 Common Council meeting dates, the acceptance of various grants, and more!
  • Comprehensive Plan Interim Update (2023) Public Meeting - Thursday, July 13, 2023The City of Madison is currently working on an Interim Update of its 2018 Comprehensive Plan. The Interim Update is focused on the Generalized Future Land Use (GFLU) map. The Goals, Strategies, and Actions as adopted within the original six Elements of the Comprehensive Plan will not be revised. The City is updating the GFLU map to reflect land use recommendations from neighborhood, area, and neighborhood development plans adopted between summer 2018 and summer 2023. In addition to these administrative updates, the public has the opportunity to propose GFLU map amendments through this online application. Learn more about the process to revise the GFLU map by reviewing the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ). A virtual public meeting has been scheduled for Thursday, July 13, 2023, at 6:00 PM (registration required). Staff will provide an overview of the Comprehensive Plan Interim Update and answer questions.

Events: This Week

  • Parks Alive (Allied Park) - Monday, July 10, 2023: Parks Alive builds stronger neighborhoods and connects neighbors to their parks through fun, family-friendly activities, music, and free food. Events are held in parks across the city and throughout the summer. Connect with your neighbors and engage with your community at a Parks Alive event near you! 
  • Wild Rumpus: An Anji Play Experience - Monday, July 10, 2023: Enjoy child-led play at A Wild Rumpus based on the educational approach of Anji Play. The library will provide special play equipment to spark your children's imagination at two parks this summer. Messy clothes and a water bottle are encouraged. Bring your own picnic dinner and make an evening of it! All ages and abilities are welcome. No registration needed.

Wild Rumpus Flyer

  • Art Cart & FIT2GO at The Glen - Tuesday, July 11, 2023: It's Art Cart and FIT2GO at The Glen! Join Madison School & Community Recreation and Madison Museum of Contemporary Art in a free, fun, fit, and creative morning at The Glen Golf Park. Art Cart is a traveling art program that provides creative, outdoor art-making experiences to children ages 3+ and their families. Activities include both group and individual projects, with a variety of materials. MSCR’s FIT2GO van is a mobile source of physical activity and education that provides fitness programs throughout Madison. We encourage the whole family to stay, create and play! While you’re here, visit The Glen House for refreshments, hang out on the patio, and try the always-free putting green—no experience needed, and putters are available.
  • Lakeside Kids: David Landau, Music & Laughter - Tuesday, July 11, 2023David Landau is a former first-grade teacher, an award-winning musician and entertainer, and he is very funny! David’s personal appearances are upbeat musical programs that keep children engaged and constantly thinking. The kids sing some, move some, act some, dance some, shout just a little bit, and laugh a bunch. For children ages 4 and up. FREE and Open to the Public. Rooftop Gardens, if inclement weather, the program will be canceled. A weather call will be made at 8:00 AM.
  • HUD-Approved Homebuyer Education (2-Part Class) - Tuesday, July 11, 2023, and Tuesday, July 18, 2023Take the first step to owning a home, and join us in this Home Buyer Education Workshop. This FREE HUD Approved Homebuyer Education workshop takes place virtually (a link will be sent closer to day of class) and is split into two sessions. In order to complete the class portion towards the certificate, you must attend and complete both sessions.
  • Saving Energy in Your Home - Tuesday, July 11, 2023Understand your house as a system as we examine common sources of energy loss and how air sealing and insulation work together to improve energy efficiency and comfort.  We will also discuss simple upgrades you can make that are proven cost-effective energy savers. Sponsored by MG&E. Be sure to re-confirm the date and time of this workshop with agency.
  • Dane County Farmers' Market - Wednesday, July 12, 2023The Wednesday Dane County Farmers' Market is located on the 200 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, between the Madison Municipal Building and the City-County Building. While more intimate than the Saturday Market, you will still find many of your favorite Dane County Farmers' Market members, as well as a full array of fruits and vegetables, eggs, cheeses, honey, maple syrup, bakery items, cut flowers, plants, and many specialty items.
  • Parks Alive (Meadowood Park) - Wednesday, July 12, 2023: Join us from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM for a screening of Spider-Man: No Way Home. Parks Alive builds stronger neighborhoods and connects neighbors to their parks through fun, family-friendly activities, music, and free food. Events are held in parks across the city and throughout the summer. Connect with your neighbors and engage with your community at a Parks Alive event near you! 

Spider-Man: No Way Home

  • Concerts on the Square - Wednesday, July 12, 2023: The Capitol Square comes alive for six consecutive Wednesdays during the summer months with music from the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra. FREE and open to the public, grab a blanket, a picnic basket, and your family and friends for this Madison tradition!
  • Learn to Fish with WI DNR - Wednesday, July 12, 2023: Learn to Fish with Madison Parks and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources!  There is no cost to attend (advanced registration is required), however, anglers ages 16 and older will need a Wisconsin fishing license, which can be purchased online at Go Wild. For first-time license buyers, the cost is just $5 for an annual permit. See license options. Wisconsin DNR's Fishmobile will be on site with all the fishing equipment needed to participate. This event is open to adults and children and is ideal for persons aged 7 years and older. Children must be supervised by a parent or adult guardian. Participants will be asked to sign a waiver for themselves and their children, upon arrival.
  • Maxwell Street Days - Thursday, July 13, 2023, through Sunday, July 16, 2023: Madison's original street sale since 1976! Enjoy State Street shopping, bargains, and original foods - over 75 vendors inside and outside on State Street.

Maxwell Street Days

The Mummy

Back to the Future

Events: Save the Date

  • Virtual Public Meeting - West Area Plan - Tuesday, July 18, 2023, and Wednesday, July 26, 2023Join us at a virtual public meeting to see what we've heard thus far via surveys, interactive mapping, and previous public engagement, and to review and provide feedback on initial plan recommendations. See details for these meetings, also in the Events section of the Planning Division's webpage.
  • In-Person Public Meeting - West Area Plan - Wednesday, August 2, 2023Join us at Rennebohm Park to see what we've heard thus far via surveys, interactive mapping, and previous public engagement and to review and provide feedback on initial plan recommendations. The meeting at the park will include food for purchase and some fun outdoor activities. We look forward to meeting folks in person and discussing the plan!

West Area Plan

  • Community Implementation of the Standard Response Protocol & Standard Reunification Method - Wednesday, August 2, 2023: The Dane County Sheriff's Office will be partnering with Dane County Emergency Management and the Office of School Safety (OSS) for a 2-hour training on Standard Response Protocol (SRP) & Standard Reunification Method (SRM) Incident preparedness overview for Public Private Partners. OSS will present a comprehensive school safety model and introduce SRP & SRM to community members. The training will be held on Wednesday, August 2, 2023, from 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM at Blackhawk Church, 9620 Brader Way, Middleton, WI.


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  • Have a Say: Help Us Interview Firefighter/EMT Candidates!The Madison Fire Department seeks community members to serve on our upcoming Firefighter/EMT interview panels. It's our way of giving voice to the community as we seek the best possible individuals to serve our city as a member of the fire department.

Community Members Needed​​​​​​​

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Alder John W. Duncan

Alder John W. Duncan

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