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Alder Barbara Harrington-McKinney

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Alder Barbara Harrington-McKinney

Contact Information

Home Address:

1209 Dayflower Dr

Council Office

Common Council Office:
210 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd
Room 417
Madison, WI 53703
Phone: (608) 266-4071
Fax: (608) 267-8669
WI Relay Service

Alder Harrington-McKinney’s Updates


November 7, 2016 5:57 PM

NO city meetings Tuesday, it is ELECTION DAY. PLEASE VOTE!!!


Because of the generosity of Union Cab, voters can call 608-242-2000 for a free ride from their place of residence to their polling location and back.

CALL TODAY to make reservations  for tomorrow.

This free service for voters in:
City of Madison
City of Monona
City of Middleton,
City of Fitchburg
Town of Madison
Village of Maple Bluff
Village of Shorewood Hills

Please forward this information to your voting friends.  Many thanks to Union Cab!

Library Director, Mickells says "Thank You".  

MPL Staff,   I wanted to thank all of you again for the fantastic job everyone put forth to make early voting a reality at our libraries.  We haven't received final numbers yet but we do know that this year's early voting will probably set a record for the number of people voting in this way.  I have to add that it really isn't just about the numbers.  It is an excellent demonstration of library staff putting in that extra effort to assist in providing an equitable solution to early voting.  MPL was able to reduce and sometimes eliminate many of the barriers that some voters may have faced.  You should all be very proud that this goal was accomplished.  In addition, everywhere I travel I hear positive comments about the staff's engagement and enthusiasm in making this such a terrific voting experience.  It bought many people to our facilities who had not been in a library for a long time and they shared how different libraries appear now,  that they really do represent a tremendous value to the community.   

I wanted to share this letter from this morning's (11-7-2016)  Wisconsin State Journal that really confirms your contributions to this election process.  Ms. Pils' message truly echoes many of the comments I have been receiving from the public.       

Thank librarians for early voting:
We are all called to do our part as citizens in this very contentious, rancorous election.

So during the past month I have volunteered as a early voting poll worker for the city of Madison. There is a sense of patriotism as we sit there, checking wards and the right ballot for the school referendums, while voters fill out their absentee ballot envelopes and walk over to cast their ballots. Working at Edgewood College was the most fulfilling, as young adults cast their first ballots for president. Excitement was in the air, and yet the mood was somber as they deliberated in the polling booths. They knew the seriousness of this election.  Through all of the six weeks, when volunteers work two-, three- or six-hour shifts, the librarians of Madison have been working all day at two jobs -- the jobs that they are paid to do, and assisting with early voting. I want to extend a thank you to all the librarians in Madison for doing the mammoth job of working for all of us to enable early voting to run smoothly throughout the city. They are the real heroes of this election.
Linda Pils, Madison

It is also important to recognize that we could not have done this without the vision of the City Clerk's office to make this opportunity available to MPL.   The number of hours they spent in training and supporting our efforts was a tremendous assistance to our efforts.  It speaks to the importance of city agencies collaborating to achieve a common goal in supporting our community.  

Thank you again for your dedication and hard work to make this such a success and for the many contributions that you make on a daily basis in delivering our services to the community.

Gregory P. Mickells
Library Director
Madison Public Library
201 W Mifflin St
Madison, WI 53703
Office: 608-267-1184
National Medal Winner 


Today was the first day of "Coffee & Conversation" at Yola's. Thank you for the residents who stopped by. 
What came up in today's conversations?
Storm water problems
Traffic speeds
Public safety concerns
Construction zones
Challenges with new medium/ crossings on McKenna Blvd
Crossing/turning signals
High Point Park field #2; park issues and concerns
Removal and replanting of trees
Family Matters discussions 

Great Conversations!!! Neighbors meeting neighbors was so great!!
This was just the first Monday!!  

COFFEE & CONSERVATIONS WILL CONTINUE each Monday during the month of November.

YOLA'S CAFE, 494 Commerce Dr., phone # 608-827-5800

7:30 a.m - 12:00 noon

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