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File #: 56941    Version: 1 Name: Honoring the Life and Work of Ms. Sina Davis and Recognizing her Impact on the City of Madison.
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 8/1/2019 In control: COMMON COUNCIL
On agenda: 8/6/2019 Final action: 8/6/2019
Enactment date: 8/9/2019 Enactment #: RES-19-00544
Title: Honoring the Life and Work of Ms. Sina Davis and Recognizing her Impact on the City of Madison.
Sponsors: Satya V. Rhodes-Conway, Shiva Bidar, Barbara Harrington-McKinney, Syed Abbas, Christian A. Albouras, Samba Baldeh, Sheri Carter, Tag Evers, Grant Foster, Keith Furman, Patrick W. Heck, Zachary Henak, Rebecca Kemble, Lindsay Lemmer, Arvina Martin, Donna V. Moreland, Avra Reddy, Marsha A. Rummel, Paul E. Skidmore, Michael J. Tierney, Michael E. Verveer
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsWatch
8/6/20191 COMMON COUNCIL Adopt Under Suspension of Rules 2.04, 2.05, 2.24, and 2.25Pass Action details Meeting details Not available
8/1/20191 Mayor's Office 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 appropriation required.
Honoring the Life and Work of Ms. Sina Davis and Recognizing her Impact on the City of Madison.
WHEREAS, Ms. Sina Davis enthusiastically made Madison and the Allied Drive Neighborhood her home after moving from Chicago in 2008; and,

WHEREAS, since arriving here, she has dedicated her life to supporting and building up residents of Madison and the city as a whole; and,

WHEREAS, Ms. Davis was a graceful and fierce warrior who overcame battles with addiction, homelessness, and joblessness and defied ovarian cancer for many years; and,

WHEREAS, she used what she learned from her own experiences to help others overcome their respective struggles with addiction and homelessness; and,

WHEREAS, Ms. Davis worked with Tellurian and the ARC House to help people living with addiction transition back into the community; and,

WHEREAS, she worked for Joining Forces for Families, the Salvation Army, and as a case manager and outreach worker with Porchlight to support people experiencing homelessness and housing instability; and,

WHEREAS, she breathed that same love, tenacity and fight into numerous community efforts dedicated to building a wonderful Allied Drive Neighborhood and improving the quality of life for people who live there; and,

WHEREAS, those efforts, among others, included: helping found the Allied Community Cooperative, serving on the board of the Allied Wellness Center and the Allied Task Force, helping start a local chapter of Mothers in the Neighborhood, serving as a Neighborhood Welcomer and a Community Health Advocate, and actively collaborating with the Allied Neighborhood Resource Team; and,

WHEREAS, it was Ms. Davis’s vision to bring neighbors out on summer evenings to enjoy a popular movie with each other in their local park which prompted the City of Madison Parks Division to create Movies in the Park; and,

WHEREAS, of her organizing efforts, she stated “I want to let others know that you can b...

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