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Alder Grant Foster

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Alder Grant Foster

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Home Address:

3930 Anchor 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 Foster’s Updates

Proposed Metro Changes, Local Films, & Park Cleanups - D15 Update 4/22/19

April 23, 2019 1:34 PM

Hello, District 15!!

For those that aren't aware, I was sworn in last Tuesday as your new alder. A big thanks to former Alder David Ahrens for his six years of service.

I plan to publish regular updates here to share out information on what's happening in District 15 neighborhoods and in the city. If you have any questions for me, please don't hestiate to reach out via email or phone.

Thanks for your vote of confidence and looking forward to representing you over the next two years on the Common Council.


On Wednesday, there will be a public hearing at the Transportation Commission (6pm) for proposed Metro service changes including elimination of routes 34 & 39. If you're impacted by these changes, please consider providing public comment at the meeting or via

And this weekend there's plenty to do including trash pickups at our local parks, the Madison College Pow-wow, and a bike tune-up event at Rethke Terrace.

In the news:

In the week ahead:

Monday, April 22, 2019

4:30 pm – Sustainable Madison CommitteeLaFollette Capstone project, Budget Process, 2019 SMC Planning

6:00 pm – Craft Night/Open Shop @ The BodgeryCalling all crafters! Monday nights at the Bodgery are reserved to cater to our crafting community. We meet every Monday from 6-8pm to work on our projects (sewing, knitting, crocheting, quilting, weaving, embroidery, lace-making, etc). All skill levels and forms of crafts welcome.

Tuesday, April 23, 2019


7:45 pm – Arabic Breakfast For Dinner (Potluck)Join the Arab Student Association for a night of food, games, and mingling! We will be having an Arabic style breakfast potluck in the MSC lounge of the red gym. There will be great food, FIFA, and other games! 

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

5:00 pm – Transportation Commission: Reconsideration of the Bus Stop Closure at Thornton Avenue and Rutledge Street, Transportation Improvement (TIP) Review, Public Hearing on proposed service changes to Routes 6, 11, 23, 25, 26, 29, 31, 34, 39, 84, and Bus Stop Changes on East Washington/Dickinson, and Supplemental School Service to Cherokee and Jefferson middle schools to take effect in August.


6:30 pm – Glendale NA Annual MeetingPlease join us as we discuss and celebrate one of the true gems of our neighborhood, Edna Taylor Conservation Park. Our keynote speaker will be Paul Quinlan, Conservation Resources Supervisor for the Madison Parks Department. Following him will be representatives from the Friends of Edna Taylor Park.

Thursday, April 25, 2019

7:00 pm – Chazen Spring Arts Showcase: Come watch local artists, musicians, and student organizations perform their music and poetry. Take part in our community sticky mosaic on the Chazen's window facing east campus mall! We will have food and snacks available throughout the night as well!

7:15 pm – Project Projection: Local Films and VideosMills Folly Microcinema will present Project Projection April 2019, a survey of locally produced experimental and documentary films and videos.

Friday, April 26, 2019

3:00 pm – Ready 4 Change Social Justice ConferenceCelebrate the power of culture, and the ability of youth to create lasting change in our community. Enjoy workshops, performances, and activities centered around exercising, protecting and celebrating civil rights.


6:30 pm – EMCC Free Family Paint NightFamily open art studio is an opportunity for children to make art with an adult family member, caregiver, or mentor! Use the space, supplies, and prompts to create art during this unstructured studio time.

Saturday, April 27, 2019

9:00 am – Earth Day Cleanup – Lake Edge & Quaker Parks: Meet at Quaker Park

10:00 am – Earth Day Cleanup – Olbrich Park: Meet at the parking lot by the softball diamonds

10:00 am – Dane County Town Hall with Congressman Mark PocanCome join Mark Pocan for a town hall meeting to discuss the latest news out of Capitol Hill and ask any questions you might have.


11:00 am – 2019 Madison College Annual Spring PowwowGrand Entries are at 1pm and 7pm

5:00 pm – Celebrate Madison's Sister Cities 2019The evening will include a keynote address by Eduardo Santana-Castellon, wildlife biologist at the University of Guadalajara (PhD University of Wisconsin-Madison), entertainment by Madison Youth Choirs and Ballet Folklorico de Maria Diaz, photo displays, refreshments, and a buffet dinner featuring Latin American dishes. Our Master of Ceremonies for the event will be Wisconsin State Representative Chris Taylor. 

Sunday, April 28, 2019


10:00 am – Holi 2019!Add a splash of color to your day, and join India Student Association's yearly Holi celebration. It's India's largest festival of colors, and you can join the festivities!

2:00 pm – Free DIY Beeswax Wrap WorkshopZero Waste Madison is hosting a FREE DIY Beeswax Wrap Workshop! You will make and take home 3-5 wraps to use for preserving produce, covering casseroles or whatever else you can think of! Say goodbye to cling wrap and zip locks!

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3:00 pm – Bike Tune-up at Rethke Terrace: Stop in at Rethke Terrace from 3-5p for a quick bike tune-up to get you rolling.

You can find all of the above events and many more on the District 15 calendar and a full list of city meetings here.

And as always, I love to hear from you. If you have any questions or thoughts, or upcoming events you'd like featured, please send them to

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