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File #: 64833    Version: 1 Name: Congratulating Lisa Veldran on her retirement and thanking her for 36 ½ years of dedicated and exemplary service to the City of Madison.
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 3/24/2021 In control: COMMON COUNCIL
On agenda: 3/30/2021 Final action: 3/30/2021
Enactment date: 4/1/2021 Enactment #: RES-21-00215
Title: Congratulating Lisa Veldran on her retirement and thanking her for 36 ½ years of dedicated and exemplary service to the City of Madison.
Sponsors: Sheri Carter, Syed Abbas, Satya V. Rhodes-Conway, Christian A. Albouras, Samba Baldeh, Shiva Bidar, Tag Evers, Grant Foster, Keith Furman, Barbara Harrington-McKinney, Patrick W. Heck, Zachary Henak, Rebecca Kemble, Lindsay Lemmer, Arvina Martin, Max Prestigiacomo, Marsha A. Rummel, Paul E. Skidmore, Michael J. Tierney, Michael E. Verveer, Nasra Wehelie
Attachments: 1. 210330_Common Council Registrants Report Final.pdf
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsWatch
3/30/20211 COMMON COUNCIL Adopt Under Suspension of Rules 2.04, 2.05, 2.24, and 2.25Pass Action details Meeting details Not available
3/24/20211 Council 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.
Title
Congratulating Lisa Veldran on her retirement and thanking her for 36 ½ years of dedicated and exemplary service to the City of Madison.
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WHEREAS, Lisa Veldran has worked in the City’s Social Services Department, City Clerk’s Office and Common Council Office over the years as a clerk typist, administrative clerk, administrative assistant and ends her career as the Council’s Legislative Services and Office Manager; and,

WHEREAS, Lisa started her full-time employment with the City of Madison on September 4, 1984 as a clerk/typist in the city’s Social Services Department having previously worked as an LTE in the department in 1983; and,

WHEREAS, when the County assumed social services from the City, she bumped into a vacant clerical position that was shared between the Common Council Office and the City Clerk’s Office in December of 1985 and thus began her long storied career working with alders; and,

WHEREAS, she has worked with 126 alders, and in that position Lisa was the person they turned to for assistance, advice, to act as a sounding board and sometimes as a shoulder to cry on; and,

WHEREAS, Lisa has served under six Mayoral administrations; Mayors Skornicka, Sensenbrenner, Soglin (twice), Bauman, Cieslewicz and Rhodes-Conway and 29 Council Presidents starting with former Ald. Gerry Born in 1985 and ending with Ald. Sheri Carter in 2021; and,

WHEREAS, Lisa has staffed well over 1,000+ meetings of various Council committees, subcommittees, work groups from the CCOC/CCEC, to three subcommittees on restricting committees to committees on a wide range of topics from snow removal, the budget process, and everything in between during her tenure; and,

WHEREAS, Lisa has conducted new alder orientations for twelve classes of incoming rookies, often being the first city employee to meet with newly elected alders and always leaving them with the mantra as they navigated their new city government environment - “th...

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