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Alder Grant Foster

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Alder Grant Foster

Contact Information

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

Make Music Madison, Picnic in the Park, Rescue Funds - D15 Update 6/21/21

June 21, 2021 12:00 PM

Check out some local music on Monday as part of Make Music Madison! 

Changes to large item collection process 

The new large item pickup process that was announced in May is currently in effect. You can find the details about this new process on Streets webpage here. I have heard some concerns and frustrations about the timeliness of available pickup dates from some residents. If you have questions or want to share feedback about this new process you can email the Streets division at 

Dean/Allis project update

A project update for The Dean/Allis project can be found here.

Starkweather Creek Watershed Salt Use Survey

Take a few minutes to fill out this survey about salt use in the Starkweather Creek watershed. 

American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA) Local Fiscal Recovery Funds

The Finance Committee will be discussing a resolution proposing allocation of ARPA funds at its meeting on Monday. You can find all the meeting details here and a presentation on the proposal here

City Fleet Building Open House 

You're Invited: City Fleet Building Ribbon Cutting, Open House on Tuesday from 3:30-8:00 pm. This will be a fun event for the whole family.

C.A.R.E.S. Public Information Session

Get a first look at Madison's proposed mobile response team for mental health emergencies. It's called C.A.R.E.S.: Community Alternative Response Emergency Services. We want your feedback! Join us for a listening session on Tuesday, June 22 from 7:00-8:30 p.m. via Zoom

Eastmorland Picnic in the Park

Join neighbors for a picnic at Ontario Park on Thursday, June 24 starting at 5 pm. More details here

Thank you and farewell, Roberta!

After 15 years of service to the Gardens, Olbrich's Director, Roberta Sladky, is retiring at the end of June. You're invited to stop by and bid farewell to Roberta on Saturday, June 26, from 9 a.m. - noon in the Frautschi Family Learning Center here at the Gardens. You can RSVP or leave a message for Roberta at

Pinney Library Book Sale 

Join Friends of Pinney Library for a book sale in the Pinney Atrium on Saturday, June 26, from 12:30-4:30. More details here.

Live Well @ Your Library

Madison Public Library, Be Well Madison  and Wisconsin Mujer, are hosting a series of events centered on health and wellness titled Live Well @ Your Library. Events will take place the 4th Sunday of each month in different Madison Public Library Neighborhoods from June-August, and will focus on themes of Reflection, Renewal, Restoration and Celebration. The first event will be June 27 at Pinney Branch Library.  In September, a full-day culminating event will take place at Central Library to go along with the Celebration theme and end the series.  Learn more here.

In the news

Other city meetings

There are a number of city meetings not highlighted in this update. You can find a full schedule of city meetings here.

Save the date

  • Tour of Lansing Food Forest - July 1 - 8:30am
  • ECA Picnic in the Park - July 15 - 5pm 
  • ECA Picnic in the Park - July 29 - 5pm 
  • Lake Edge Neighborhood Picnic - August 8
  • Eastmorland Farmers/Makers Market (learn more and fill out a vendor interest form here) - August 19 at Lansing Food Forest (time TBA)  
  • ECA Picnic in the Park - August 26 - 5pm 

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