Alder Yannette Figueroa Cole
210 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd
Madison, WI 53703
Phone: (608) 266-4071
Fax: (608) 267-8669
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Alder Figueroa Cole’s Updates
Local & Meeting and Event Highlights for the Week of November 21, 2022
- The Common Council will meet in hybrid format at 6:30pm on Tuesday, November 22nd.
- The Community Development Authority will meet to discuss updates on the Triangle Redevelopment Project at 4:30 PM on Monday, November 21st.
- The Community Services Committee will meet to discuss and finalize Funding Recommendations for Youth, Young Adult, and Adult Employment RFP at 6:00 PM on Monday, November 21st.
Meadowood Health Partnership is recruiting Holiday Sponsors for its Family Christmas Program! Volunteering as a Holiday Sponsor means you (or your "sponsor group" of friends, neighbors, co-workers, etc.) get assigned to a family size of your choice, and you are given a list of desired needed or wanted items. The sponsor is responsible for purchasing and wrapping these items. Gifts need to be dropped off by December 20th. If interested, please contact Maureen Murphy or Sheray Wallace by December 1st.
PUBLIC INPUT MEETING 3 -- EAST BADGER MILL CREEK WATERSHED STUDY
Tuesday, December 13, 2022 from 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Please register: http://www.cityofmadison.com/EastBadgerMillWatershed
Message from the Streets Division: The weather put the Streets Division behind schedule, but the little bit of snow we've had hasn't stopped leaf pickup. They're working hard to get caught up. Place your leaves out on the scheduled date for your home by clicking here and Streets will be there as soon as they can. Stay tuned for additional information as we approach the holiday season.
Message from Madison-area Urban Ministry (JustDane): We would like to invite you to join us for this year's Longest Night Homeless Persons Memorial Service. The Service is part of a national event that happens on December 21st, the longest night of the year, to remember our neighbors who have died and were unhoused. This is the 14th year for the local service. The event is a way to remember, celebrate and grieve members of our community who have died. This year's Longest Night Homeless Persons Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday, December 21st. We will gather at 3:00 p.m. at Capitol Square at the intersection of East Main, South Pinckney Street, and King Street. We will hold a brief outdoor service and then proceed around the Capitol led by a horse-drawn hearse.
Madison Night Market WINTER MARKET: The Madison Night Market will include 40 vendors showcasing handmade products, local art, artisan gifts, and prepackaged foods. Retailers and restaurants in the area will feature warm drinks and delicious food. www.madisonnightmarket.com.
- November 25, 26 & 27 - Holiday Open House
In-store promotions, specials, and offers as well as special events, shopping trolleys, and carolers
- Includes start of Holiday Market Bag giveaway
- Holiday Shopping Trolley RETURNS!
- November 25 – While Supplies Last - Downtown Madison Holiday Market Bag 1,000 Gift Bags for Downtown Holiday Shopping trolley riders and visitors to the Downtown Madison Visitor Center. Traditionally more than 20 businesses add items to the bags.
SPECIAL ACTIVITIES & EVENTS
- Community planter displays
- Coordinated planting beds
- Special lighted areas
- An outdoor market on State Street
- Local caroling groups visit on Saturdays
- Holiday Open House special offers and events
- Shopping Trolley returns during Holiday Open House
- Lights on trees on King Street
- Musicians everywhere
- Lobby displays
- Restaurant specials
- Decorated windows
HEMAD kick-off on Monday, Nov. 21 at 1 p.m.: We need your help in joining the HEMAD (Human trafficking Educators working with Men and boys to stand Against the Demand) program. HEMAD asks men to take a public stand against human trafficking and the commercial sexual exploitation of adults and children – a crime that is found in every county and every community in Wisconsin.
MADrep CEO Jason Fields invites you to join us for the HEMAD kick-off on Monday, Nov. 21 at 1 p.m. in the Madison Room at the Madison Public Library, 201 W. Mifflin Street in downtown Madison.
Following the launch, please share the link to the HEMAD page (https://www.convergenceresource.org/hemad) with everyone in your organization and through your social media channels, urging men to watch the short video and fill out the form (name, email address) stating they took the pledge. It's something that can be done during a timeout of a football game or while scrolling through Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or LinkedIn. #HEMAD #HumanTrafficking, #HEMAD2022.
Legal Action of Wisconsin team for Know Your Renter's Rights hosted by Goodman South Madison Public Library: Professional Lawyers will address many of the most common questions and concerns renters have in today's market. There will be two in-person trainings available. Please see dates below:
- November 7 at 6pm, Madison Public Library – Lakeview, 2845 N Sherman Ave, Madison
- November 21 at 6pm, Goodman South Library, 2222 S Park Street, Madison
To learn more, please visit legalaction.org/additional-resources/events
FREE HUD-APPROVED HOMEBUYER EDUCATION CLASS (IN PERSON) – SATURDAY, DECEMBER 10TH: The City of Madison, in partnership with the Home Buyers Round Table of Dane County and Consumer Credit Counseling Service, wants to share with you the last HUD Approved Homebuyer Education classes of 2022! 2023 class schedule to come soon! Find all the events by following this link: https://homebuyersroundtable.org/events/. The next class for December is open!
Certificate of Completion provided upon completion of class AND one-on-one counseling session with Consumer Credit Counseling Services. Verify with your Down Payment Assistance/Closing Costs program to make sure that completing this course (class with one-on-one counseling) fulfills their requirements.
Time: 8:00am to 3:00pm
Date: Saturday, December 10, 2022 Register by December 10th
Location: Villager Mall on Park Street, Atrium Entrance (2300 S Park St. Madison, WI 53713)
Register here: https://homebuyersroundtable.app.neoncrm.com/np/clients/homebuyersroundtable/event.jsp?event=37& Limit is 40 attendees, first come - first served.
Any questions contact Maria Davila-Martinez (email@example.com) or by phone at 608-266-6557.
Madison College Survey: Madison College's marketing team is looking to better understand how we can best reach prospective students, and adults aged 25-40. We have a particular interest in hearing from Latino and Black males.
- They do need to complete a brief survey to determine eligibility. If eligible, they will then be scheduled for a virtual focus group with our partner marketing agency. Please click on this link to access the survey. All those who participate in a focus group will receive $50 for their time.
The application for a BYFY (By Youth For Youth) grant is open!: Youth applicants, schools, and youth-serving organizations in Dane County can apply for up to $3,000 for youth-led initiatives and the application is due December 23, 2022.
By Youth For Youth is a unique program where Dane County high school students allocate City and County grants for youth serving programs and projects. Qualification details and application link here: https://uwmadison.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_54GR5k4GGY55uTQ
Message from the Clerk's office: Thank you for participating in city government and serving on a Madison board, commission, or committee. Is that time of the year! Per Madison General Ordinance 3.35(9)(b), your position as a board/commission/committee member requires that you file a Statement of Interest every year. The filing deadline for this year is January 3, 2023. Failure to submit a Statement of Interest will ultimately lead to the revocation of your committee appointment.
Statements of Interest must be submitted electronically at the following link: http://www.cityofmadison.com/statementofinterests. The deadline for filing is January 3, 2023. If you need additional information or have any questions, please contact the City Clerk's Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or at (608) 266-4601.
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