Thank you for the opportunity to serve District 11. I’ve lived in Madison for about 10 years, currently in Hill Farms. I’ve experienced our community through the eyes of an undergraduate student, a young professional working in non-profit, an academic, and a volunteer. During the day, I am an advocate for safety net clinics in our state, working with state policymakers and partners to ensure that all residents have access to quality health care, regardless of their ability to pay or insurance status. I’ve previously worked on local public health evaluation projects, rural workforce development, and Medicaid policy. After serving an AmeriCorps service term in California, I returned to Wisconsin and worked directly with underserved teens in Madison high schools, helping them find and keep their first jobs. On the County Board, I serve on the Public Protection & Judiciary Committee, the Area Agency on Aging Board, and serve as a liaison with the Vera Institute of Justice. When I’m not at work or engaged in Board activities, you can find me at the Odana dog park with my rescue, Roux. Please reach out at any time and I look forward to working with you.
Happy Primary Election Day! I hope you’ve had a chance to cast your ballot in today’s election. I’m sharing updates on a few timely updates in this summer blog post, including:
County meetings are being held virtually for the moment during increased COVID spread, but are likely to return to hybrid again soon as the County has moved from “high” to “medium again in the last 2 weeks. As always, please reach out if you’d like to connect on an issue or share ideas. Thank you,
Dane County Board Supervisor District 11
The County is gearing up for budget season, but has had a busy summer. A few highlights:
I’m providing several criminal justice system updates in today’s post. I recently facilitated a joint meeting with our Human Services Committee to learn more about the intersection of criminal justice and mental health/social services. It was a fascinating conversation, and I’m thankful for the complex and challenging work of our county staff and service partners. A recording of that meeting is available here.
Dane County in the News: Flood mitigation efforts https://www.wisn.com/article/taming-surge-communities-race-contain-climate-fueled-floodwaters/40734153.