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Alder Arvina Martin

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Alder Arvina Martin

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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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Apply to be Interim District 11 Alder!

May 19, 2022 3:17 PM

Hello District 11 Neighbors!

I wanted to post official information regarding the process to apply for appointment for Interim District 11 Alder. I will be happy to be of assistance to the appointee, so that they will feel confident in their new role, and to generally help during the transition. 

Applications Being Accepted to Fill Vacancy

Must be received no later than 4:30 p.m., Friday, May 27, 2022

The procedure for filling a vacancy on the Common Council is set out in Madison General Ordinance 2.03 and Wisconsin State Statute 17.23(1)(a).

District 11 residents are invited to apply to fill this vacancy for the remainder of the term, which ends on April 18, 2023.
Check whether you live in District 11.

The Common Council President oversees the application process to fill the vacancy. Received applications are reviewed by the Common Council Executive Committee. This process includes an interview of applicants at a special Common Council Executive Committee meeting on Wednesday, June 1, 2022 at 6 p.m. After conducting interviews, the committee will make a recommendation to the Common Council. On Tuesday, June 7, 2022, the Common Council will appoint the interim District 11 Alderperson who will serve until April 18, 2023.

Applications should be emailed to and must be received no later than 4:30 p.m. on Friday, May 27, 2022.

Applications should include:

  • Name
  • Address
  • Telephone Number (Home/Mobile/Work)
  • E-mail address
  • A biographical resume should include education, work, neighborhood, and civic experience
  • A statement on why you wish to serve
  • A statement of what you wish to accomplish
  • A statement on whether you plan to run for alder in the Spring 2023 election

The following is the timeline:

  • Friday, May 27 at 4:30 p.m.: Applications to fill the vacancy due
  • Wednesday, June 1 at 6 p.m.: Special CCEC Meeting for applicant interviews and recommendation of selected candidate to Council
  • Tuesday, June 7at 6:30 p.m.: Common Council Meeting - Appointment of District 11 Interim Alder.


Alder Arvina Martin, (608) 217-7815,
Council President Keith Furman, (608) 912-0000,
Council Chief of Staff Karen Kapusta-Pofahl, (608) 261-9159,

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