Council Leadership Statement on 7th Aldermanic District Vacancy
Wednesday, September 30, 2020 - 9:28am
Alder Donna Moreland Resigns Effective September 30, 2020
We were saddened to learn of Alderperson Donna Moreland’s resignation from the Madison Common Council on Tuesday, September 29, 2020.
Donna has been our Common Council colleague since April 2019 and we've enjoyed working with her on a number of topics, issues and most recently serving as the chair of the Alder Workgroup to Develop the Logistical and Operational Details for MPD Independent Civilian Oversight. Her commitment to serving her district and the city are commendable. We wish her the best in all her future endeavors.
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).
The Common Council President oversees the application process to fill the vacancy. Those applications are reviewed by the Common Council Executive Committee which makes a recommendation to the Common Council. The Common Council then appoints the interim District 7 Alderperson to serve until a new alder is elected and sworn in on April 20, 2021.
The process to fill the vacancy will begin soon and a timeline will be made available in the near future.