I'll be attending the plenary and the affordable housing discussions.
Mayor Paul Soglin invites you to attend the 2017 Mayor's Neighborhood Roundtable at Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center on Saturday, October 7th from 8:00 a.m. until noon. Everyone is welcome to this free event.
"I look forward to kicking things off at 9:00 a.m. with a brief presentation followed by questions and answers of myself and Natalie Erdman, Director of Planning & Community & Economic Development. I started the roundtable and conference events back in 1996 as a way to help neighborhood leaders and others learn how to access their elected officials, build leadership skills, and forge stronger relationships with other like-minded supporters of neighborhoods. Today, we have over 120 neighborhood groups that represent residents and other stakeholders in their quest to make their part of the city an even better place to live, play and do business," said Mayor Soglin.
Following the opening session with the Mayor and Natalie Erdman, participants will select from 8 different workshops. The event will conclude at 12:00 p.m., but everyone is welcome to keep the discussion going over lunch. There will be food carts at the top of State Street and many restaurants to choose from. If you know of someone who wants to be more active in their neighborhood, meet community leaders, city officials and staff, and community organizations, or simply would like to get to know how the City of Madison or other organizations could better serve your community, please come and bring others to this event! There will be various workshops, networking opportunities and more.
- Mayor's Welcome + Question and Answer
- City's Update – Violence, Trauma, Resilience, and Actions
- Using Racial Equity Tools and Data in Neighborhood Decision-Making
- Housing Trends, Challenges, and Solutions
- Spot Light – Be Inspired by Neighborhood Creativity
- Art + Social Practice – A Catalyst for Uniting and Changing
- Working Effectively with Alders, Staff, and Neighborhood Resource Teams
- Community Conversations – Parks, Streets, Transit, Safety and more!
Why come? We need to work together to make our neighborhoods great places to live for all. Come share your skills, challenges, and ideas with others that are making their neighborhoods better too. There will be free childcare and language assistance onsite (ASL, Hmong, Mandarin and Spanish). Other languages upon request.