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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
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Alder Harrington-McKinney’s Updates

This Week: Week of 4-25-2016

April 16, 2016 12:22 PM


APRIL 25, 2016

Over the weekend, the Wisconsin Professional Police Association (WPPA) held its annual banquet.  The main part of the event is the presentation of the WPPA's annual awards.  This year, fourteen MPD officers received awards for their actions in two incidents.  The incidents that the officers were recognized took place in the West District, and all of the officers involved were assigned to the West District at the time.
The officers in these incidents performed in an exemplary manner, and it was gratifying to see them recognized for their efforts.
Captain Wahl
West District 

ReThinking Youth Justice: Volunteers are needed for the TimeBank Restorative Justice diversion program. The program gives youth between the ages of 12-16 a choice to resolve municipal citations outside the court. 
Interested in learning more?
The TimeBank is offering two trainings in May for adults interested in volunteering at the community youth court sessions:  Training as advocate judges, greeters, and community observers will be offered. The  trainings will focus on the logistics of facilitating a youth court session as well as general facilitation tips and practice.

Both sessions will take
place at the Social Justice Center Conference room. 
1202 Williamson St.
Call for Additional Information: 608-663-0400
 or email:

Session 1: Sat, May 7th, 
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon. 
In this session we will do a mock trial and walk you through the ins and outs of a youth court session

Session 2: Sat, May 14th, 
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon
In this session you will learn and practice different facilitation techniques to address different situations that arise during a youth court session.
Both sessions will take place at the Social Justice Center, Conference Room, 1202 Williamson St., Madison.

For more information call 608-663-0400 or email;

Alder McKinney


In this Update Week of 4-25-2016

  • Board of Estimates Meeting
  • Suport local artist
  • UW Community conversations
  • CrazyLeggs bus delays and street closures
  • Meadowridge Community Supper - Westside Alders panel
  • 100 Black Men Annual Outstanding Educators & Mentors Breakfast 
  • How to engage communities - Dubuque, Iowa Model
  • Public Hearing - increase Metro fares
  • Volunteer Opportunities
  • Library Recognition 


April 25, 2016 
4:30 pm - MMB, 2nd Floor
Item 42406

  • Community Development Division  Resolution to amend various Purchase of Services (POS) contracts for the purpose of expanding youth employment initiative contracts.

Michael Ward.
I am a local Madison urban abstract Artist with cerebral palsy.
I will like to invite everyone (to) my exhibit held at the Overture center.
The reception is May 6, 2016 from 6-8 pm. Exhibiting art at gallery 3
The art will be displayed March 15- June 5. I can be reached at Email:
Or contact at 646 824-3651 

Monday, April 25
University of Wisconsin Madison
An Invitation for Discussion
Dear Community Member:
James Baldwin wrote, "not everything that is faced can be changed.  But, nothing can be changed until it is faced."  Over the past three weeks, the University has faced some problematic and painful incidents on our campus.  I know this has been hurtful, confusing, upsetting to many of us who understand the impact of these actions upon our students.  Administrators continue to hear from a number of stakeholders who are profoundly concerned about the culture and climate on campus for students, staff and faculty of color.  As a pastor, administrator, father, mentor and friend within this community, I am disturbed as well. 
Yet rather than avoid the difficult discussions, the University has chosen to lean in and embrace these challenges as a opportunity for institutionalize change.  A first step in making this change is for us to hear from our greatest partner in achieving our academic mission: this community. The University does not sit on an isolated island.  We are imbedded in the middle of a vibrant and passionate community of alumni, family members, employees and thought leaders that feel the frustration and pain as much we do.   We are members of this community and we need to hear your ideas on ways that the university can continue support our mission, students, staff and faculty. 
I hope that you will accept the University's invitation to join Chancellor Rebecca Blank, Chief Susan Riesling, Vice Provost Patrick Sims, and I at the Urban League of Greater Madisonon Monday, April 25th at 6 pm to 8 pm.  Chancellor Blank will discuss campus climate and the next steps the campus will undergo to change the culture on campus.  Chief Sue Riesling will join and explain the department's response to the student arrested on campus.  The majority of the evening will be reserved for listening from our stakeholders on ways the university can transform the climate for our students, staff and faculty to better reflect our values and ideas of a beloved community.  This is not another conversation that will leave recommendations on the shelves of administrators.  Your thoughts and ideas are necessary so that we can engage all of the University from the alumni association, athletics, foundation, deans, directors, and various schools and colleges about solutions that can impact a stifling institutionalized culture.
This is an important step in an ongoing conversation.  Please join us as and offer us the gifts of your time and your voice so we can actively face the difficult challenges in front of us.  We will build a better way, a different way and a more just way for our beloved University. 
Everett D. Mitchell, M.Div., Th.M., J.D.
Director of Community Relations, Office of University Relations
Downtown Detours
Saturday, April 30

Due to the Crazylegs Classic event, Routes 2, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8 will detour in the downtown area on Saturday, April 30. Please plan ahead for delays throughout the morning.

Meadowridge Community Supper
May 31, 2016
Phair, McKinney and Cheeks:

 Panel presentation at  May Community Supper.  We have increased our quarterly community suppers to a monthly supper-and-short-program event in the Meadowridge Community Room on the last Tuesday of each month starting at 6:00 p.m.  The suppers are sponsored by the Meadowridge Library and the MNA, and hosted by dedicated volunteers from the Meadowridge neighborhoods.  We would be honored to have you be our speakers at the May 31st Supper.  
Krista Ralston
MNA President
Community Supper Committee member
Outstanding Educators and Mentors
Appreciation Breakfast. Request for your supporter:                   
On Saturday, 7 May 2016 

100 Black Men of Madison, Inc. will host the Sixth Annual Outstanding Educators and Mentors Appreciation Breakfast from 8:00-10:00 a.m. at Bonefish Grill, 7345 Mineral Point Road, Madison, WI 53711.

At this event, those who have made positive differences in the lives of our children will be recognized. 

This is a free event, please register in advance; space is limited. Register:

How can we improve local decision-making so that it promotes community wellbeing?  

The City of Dubuque is coming to share their experiences on community engagement with Madison on May 10th. Join Nikola Pavelic, Dubuque's Community Engagement Coordinator; Kelly Larson, Dubuque's Human Rights Director; and Cori Burbach, Dubuque's Sustainable Community Coordinator. We invite community members, elected officials, institutional staff, and community groups to:
Share local public participation practices that have worked well in specific contexts. 
Consider alternative approaches to community engagement to increase the inclusiveness and effectiveness of local governance and deep democracy 
Shape an on-going community of practice to formulate action steps aimed at improving local public participation and deep democracy 
Each session is stand-alone, and folks are welcome to attend any number they can.
10-11:30AM @ at UW South Madison Partnership Space in Villager Mall - led by local community leaders
12-1PM @ City County Building 351 - led by City of Dubuque Community Engagement Coordinator
2-3:30PM @ City County Building 351 - Exploring of Racial Equity Social Justice lens in community engagement  
4-7PM @ 3rd floor of Madison Central Library - Visioning More Inclusive and Empowered Engagement
*This event is planned with the input of over 40 Madison community members. We love input and collaboration, if you would like to help be a part of the planning or facilitation on May 10th, please email 
 May 11, 2016

Proposed Increase to Fares
Monona Terrace -- Meeting Rooms MNQR
On Wednesday, May 11, Metro Transit and the City of Madison Transit and Parking Commission will hold a public hearing at 6 PM to discuss proposed increases to all Metro fare items.

We have the perfect opportunity for you to give back!
Hundreds of students across the Greater Madison Community need you! The 4th quarter has begun and the Schools of Hope Program is hard at work supporting middle school students who are struggling in the core areas of math and literacy. Despite our best efforts, we are not able to help every student that comes to us, and this is where we need you.

We need additional volunteers to work with students and help them finish the year on a high note. Your help could mean the difference between a student being able to advance to the next grade or not. With the stakes this high, we need you to get involved.

By volunteering for as little as one hour each week, you could help ensure that a struggling student gets the support they need to be successful.

First Tee Golf Mentors Needed for Kids
Are you looking for a rewarding volunteer opportunity that allows you to help kids learn life skills and core values through the game of golf? This unique program impacts thousands kids in the Madison area each year. The First Tee of South Central Wisconsin needs mentors for its "green grass" programs that we support at our City of Madison public golf courses. 
Check out First Tee or contact Darin Key for more information

Madison Public Library Announced as a 2016 Recipient of Nation's Highest Museum and Library Honor

The Institute of Museum and Library Services today announced Madison Public Library of Madison, WI as one of 10 recipients of the 2016 National Medal for Museum and Library Service, the nation's highest honor given to museums and libraries for service to the community.




In this Update Week of 4-18-2016

  • Selection of Operator for Park Edge Park Ridge Employment Center
  • Presentation by Agencies - 2016 Emerging Opportunities Grant
  • TIF Review Committee 
  • Liquor License Issued in District
  • Public Health Announcement - Mosquitos 
  • Reminder Design Meeting Wednesday

5:00 PM
Madison Senior Center 330 W. Mifflin 

-Selection of an Operator for Park Edge/Park Ridge Neighborhood Employment Center: Urban League of  Greater Madison 
-2016 Emerging Opportunities Program Applicant Presentations Discuss and Recommend EOP Applications for Funding.
ROOM LL-130 MMB, 12:00 noon

A new Class A Beer & Liquor license has been issued in your district.
Establishment Name: iLiquor
Address: 6710 Raymond RD, Madison, WI 53719 

Public Health - Madison & Dane County

Contact: Jeff Golden
               (608) 243-0302
Spring Weather and Mosquito Concerns Arrive in Dane County
Madison WI – April 15, 2016 -

Spring has arrived in Dane County, and with the warmer weather we can expect the mosquitoes to be coming soon. Public Health Madison and Dane County (PHMDC) wants to remind the public about the importance of preventing mosquito bites and getting rid of standing water where mosquitoes can breed.
Mosquitoes have often been in the news for diseases like West Nile Virus, but more recently, Zika virus has been in the spotlight. To date, in Dane County and in Wisconsin, there have been no cases of Zika virus, which is spread to people primarily through the bite of an infected mosquito.  

For PHMDC information about Zika virus and mosquito monitoring see  

Volunteers Needed: Community Building Opportunity

PARK EDGE PARK RIDGE NEIGHBORHOOD: "Where we live photomapping project"

The Capital Region Healthy Communities Coalition is looking for assistance in engaging your community!  We are looking for volunteers to assist in the following activities:

·         Neighborhood canvassing helping to get contact information for neighbors to be used for the development of a community directory 

·         "Where We Live" Photomapping Activity 

o   Using smartphones and cameras taking pictures of neighborhood that illustrate how you access transit, parks, groceries if not driving 

o   What are some positives about your neighborhood; What are some shortcomings of your neighborhood

o   Developing google tour with community development staff

·         Stipend of up to $100 dollars provided based on hours volunteered.


WHERE: Elver Park Shelter

WHEN:  Wednesday, April 20

TIME:     6:00-8:00 pm



Please join neighbors in helping to design the Community Day event scheduled for Saturday, August 27, 2016 at Elver Park.  We welcome you to attend one or all three meetings to provide input. Please plan to join us!

• Bring diverse neighbors together

• Build pride

• Sense of belonging

• Foster community engagement

Meeting Dates:
Wednesday, April 20 @ Elver Park, 1250 McKenna Blvd. / 6:30 - 8:30 pm

Monday, May 2 @ Meadowridge Library, Community Room B,  5740 Raymond Rd. /6:00 - 8:00 pm

Wednesday, May 18 @ Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, 1701 McKenna Blvd. / 6:30 - 8:30 pm

2016 Community Day Event Meetings


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