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File #: 45291    Version: 1 Name: Rich Beadles Retirement
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 11/30/2016 In control: Department of Information Technology
On agenda: 12/6/2016 Final action: 12/6/2016
Enactment date: 12/9/2016 Enactment #: RES-16-00880
Title: Congratulating Richard Beadles on his retirement and thanking him for 38 years of exemplary service to the City of Madison.
Sponsors: Paul R. Soglin, David Ahrens, Samba Baldeh, Shiva Bidar, Sheri Carter, Maurice S. Cheeks, Mark Clear, Denise DeMarb, Sara Eskrich, Tim Gruber, Amanda Hall, Barbara Harrington-McKinney, Rebecca Kemble, Steve King, Larry Palm, Matthew J. Phair, Marsha A. Rummel, Paul E. Skidmore, Michael E. Verveer, Zach Wood, Ledell Zellers
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsWatch
12/6/20161 COMMON COUNCIL Adopt Under Suspension of Rules 2.04, 2.05, 2.24, and 2.25Pass Action details Meeting details Not available
11/30/20161 Department of Information Technology RECOMMEND TO COUNCIL TO ADOPT UNDER SUSPENSION OF RULES 2.04, 2.05, 2.24, & 2.25 - MISC. ITEMS  Action details Meeting details Not available
Fiscal Note
No fiscal impact.
Congratulating Richard Beadles on his retirement and thanking him for 38 years of exemplary service to the City of Madison.
WHEREAS, Rich Beadles began his career with the City of Madison Data Processing Department on July 31, 1978 as a Computer Operator and progressed through the years to IT Technical Services Division Manager; and

WHEREAS, he has worked through the evolution of computing technology including Mainframe computers, Client/Server computing and Web based technology; and

WHEREAS, Rich has refined and enhanced the Technical Services Division so that it is comprised of industry leading technologists in Network Operations, Help Desk and the Media Team (City Channel), where customer service is the primary focus and drives planning, decision making and day to day operations; and

WHEREAS, Rich has been a leader in implementing network technologies from small internal networks through high speed wide area fiber optic networks and significant use of the Internet; and

WHEREAS, he has moved the city forward in wireless technologies, including city buildings, community centers, parks and other locations; and

WHEREAS, Rich achieved a major milestone by participating together with the University of Wisconsin and the Madison Metropolitan School District in the application for a federal BTOP grant that ultimately awarded a total of $5.1 Million to expand the high speed fiber optic backbone network; and

WHEREAS, this collaboration across units of government lead to the creation of the Metropolitan Unified Fiber Network (MUFN) consortium; and

WHEREAS, Rich was elected as the first Chairperson of the MUFN Oversight Committee; and

WHEREAS, the MUFN consortium has grown to over twenty units of government and other organizations; and

WHEREAS, MUFN has provided a way for its members to leverage network investments and provide capabilities well beyond what the city could do alone; and

WHEREAS, this capability has been a...

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