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Alder Jael Currie

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Council Vice President

Alder Jael Currie,
Council Vice President

Contact Information

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 Currie’s Updates

Alder Currie Greeting, D16 Relevant Events & Updates, City Meeting and Event Highlights for the Week of May 3, 2021

May 2, 2021 12:44 PM

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Hello neighbors and friends, 

It is my honor to be able to serve the incredible 16th district! As I continue to transition into my new role, I will strive to provide personal updates and actions, district events and happenings, as well as weekly updates from the city. Please feel free to share information with me, as well as feedback about communications via email at,

Please stayed tuned to this blog as I will be announcing meet and greet opportunities with me starting mid-May (2021). 

In Community,


RHHA (Richmond Hill Homeowners Association) Annual Meeting - May 4, 2021

Join us virtually on Tuesday, May 4 at 7:00pm on Zoom. The RHHA Board will provide updates, share upcoming events, and welcome our many new neighbors. If you're new to the neighborhood, please consider attending as this is a great chance to learn more about the neighborhood! Click here to join on May 4 at 7:00pm Or, join with: Zoom Meeting ID: 845 7923 6927,  Passcode: RHHA

ENA (Elvehjem Neighborhood Association) Annual Meeting - May 15, 2021

Mark your calendars and join us on Saturday, May 15th at Our Saviour's Lutheran on Droster for our annual meeting. Meet the ENA Board of Directors, vote on the 2021 budget, learn about neighborhood events and initiatives, and have the opportunity to join or renew your annual membership dues! MEETING DETAILS HERE

Bridge-Lakepoint-Waunona Neighborhood Center (BLW) is still hosting a food pantry once a week, located at 1917 Lake Point Drive, Madison 53713. Please call the BLW Center at 608-441-6991 to reserve your pickup time for these dates: 5/6, 5/13, 5/19, and 5/27.

BLW's next Comprehensive Medication Review (CMR) will happen on Wednesday May 12th. If you take multiple prescription medications, have questions about your medication, or are thinking about changing what you take, a pharmacist will be able to help you with your questions! Please call BLW Center at 608-441-6991 to reserve an appointment time. 

We have a delicious community meal to go every Friday from 12:00-1:00. Meals are handed out on a first come, first served basis until we run out. Come and try the delicious food our staff and volunteers work so hard to make!

Nurses Week 2021 

Join SEIU Healthcare WI, nurses from UW, St. Mary's and Meriter hospitals, myself and other elected officials Saturday May 8, 11am-12:30pm at the State Capital (outside the State St. entrance) at the 2021 Nurses Week ceremony, where we'll honor the sacrifices of nurses over the past year, and call for union rights for ALL nurses and essential workers! As we emerge from the pandemic, nurses are declaring that a new day is here, and every one of us must have a seat at the table. Meriter nurses are standing united with their colleagues at UW and St. Mary's to declare that we will not stop until ALL nurses and essential workers have union rights for a better future.

*Masks and social distancing will be required--free masks and hand sanitizer will be distributed*

The 4 week Black Excellence Life Readiness Virtual Cooking Classes + Meal Kit program is available to MMSD students from 3rd - 12th grade and is completely free to students and families and is scheduled for Thursdays in June 2021. Each week students will prepare the ingredients from a meal kit delivered to their homes along with an outstanding local African American chef from the Madison area in a virtual cooking class.

This 4 week program is completely FREE for MMSD students and is open to students from 3rd - 12th grade. Meal kits are delivered weekly directly to students' homes, and each meal kit feeds a family of 4 (larger families will receive 2 meal kits).

Class Dates : Thursdays June 3rd, 10th, 17th, and 24th | 4pm - 5:15pm

Registration closes on Sunday, May 16 at 5pm.

Students can register using our online registration form - Virtual Cooking Class Registration


City Meeting and Event Highlights for the Week of May 3, 2021

Homeless Issues Budget Recommendation Listening Session

The City-County Homeless Issues Committee is holding a listening session to receive recommendations from the public for the 2021 budget on issues related to homelessness at its meeting on Monday.

·   Find meeting details here

·   Find meeting agenda here

·   Register for public comment here 

For additional information about additional meetings scheduled for this week, please consult the City Meeting Schedule online here.

Want to be fully vaccinated in just two weeks? Public Health Madison & Dane County is once again offering the Johnson & Johnson vaccine at Alliant Energy Center. Since you only need one dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, there's no return visit needed, and you're fully vaccinated two weeks following your shot.  Public Health is making it easy.

Appointments at the Alliant Energy Center are recommended but not required.  Book an appointment or drop in during clinic hours.

  • Prefer to get a vaccine other than Johnson & Johnson?  Need Pfizer vaccine for a 16- or 17-year old?  You can choose which vaccine you want if you schedule an appointment.

  • Get up to date vaccine information and clinic hours here.

  • The Alliant Energy Center Site is drive-up and walk-up – and free transportation is available!  After making an appointment, call 608-243-0420 to arrange a ride.

  • If computer access is a barrier, you can call 608-242-6328 and a team member will help sign you up.

  • Public Health will not ask for identification or about your immigration status.

A parent or guardian must accompany 16 and 17 year olds.  Read more about how after reviewing the latest data, the CDC is confident in the safety and benefits of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. 

Events, activities, seminars, etc.

Announcements, press releases, press conferences, etc.

  • Want to help equity in bicycling?  The JUST Bikes Coalition invites individuals and organizations that would like to contribute to local, neighborhood-based efforts to support equity in active transportation, with a special focus on safe and comfortable access to bicycling.  Learn more here or call 414-242-7064.

  •  Have you seen the proposed BRT station designs? Provide your feedback before Sunday May 2. Give comments on likes, dislikes, concerns, or things you might want to see done differently.

  • Valor on Washington, an affordable housing community located at 1322 E. Washington Avenue, is opening in October 2021.  Gorman & Company invites veterans and active military to submit pre-applications if they would like to reside in this unique community.  For more information and to get the pre-application form, contact Gorman at or 414-617-9997.

  • On April 29, Public Health Madison & Dane County issued Emergency Order #16, which further continues the phased reopening of Dane County. The order goes into effect May 5 and will be in effect until June 2, 2021.  Read more here.  View Mayor Rhodes-Conway's press briefing here.

  •  Metro Transit is holding a BRT Spring Public Meeting where staff will give updates on the BRT project, including updates on east and west terminals, station configurations at select intersections, and the status of the station design competition.  The meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, May 11, 6pm-7:30pm.  Register for the meeting here.

  • The Madison Arts Commission is proud to announce the installation of Madison's latest major public art project, Shift by Julia Schilling, located on Highland Avenue beneath Campus Drive. The piece will serve as an interactive gateway between the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus, UW Hospital and Clinics, and the Regent Neighborhood.  Read more and see photos here.

  • Metro Transit encourages all community members, riders and non-riders, to fill out a quick "choices" survey.  Survey results will help shape the collective goals and priorities for Madison's future transit network.  Fill out the Transit Choices Survey.  Completa la Encuesta de Opciones de Tránsito (Spanish survey).

  •  On April 29, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced that on May 12, 2021, eligible households will be able to apply for the Emergency Broadband Benefit.  Read more here and here.

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