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File #: 65909    Version: 1 Name: Honoring John Wroten for his Work as the Common Wealth Development Adult Employment Manager
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 6/9/2021 In control: Council Office
On agenda: 6/15/2021 Final action: 6/15/2021
Enactment date: 6/18/2021 Enactment #: RES-21-00417
Title: Honoring John Wroten for his Work as the Common Wealth Development Adult Employment Manager
Sponsors: Barbara Harrington-McKinney, Satya V. Rhodes-Conway, Syed Abbas, Arvina Martin, Christian A. Albouras, Brian Benford, Juliana R. Bennett, Sheri Carter, Nikki Conklin, Jael Currie, Tag Evers, Yannette Figueroa Cole, Grant Foster, Keith Furman, Gary Halverson, Patrick W. Heck, Lindsay Lemmer, Charles Myadze, Michael E. Verveer, Regina M. Vidaver, Nasra Wehelie
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsWatch
6/15/20211 COMMON COUNCIL Adopt Under Suspension of Rules 2.04, 2.05, 2.24, and 2.25Pass Action details Meeting details Not available
6/9/20211 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 fiscal impact.
Honoring John Wroten for his Work as the Common Wealth Development Adult Employment Manager

WHEREAS, John Wroten began his work as an intern with Joining Forces For Family and volunteered numerous unpaid hours to established the South West Transitional Employment Program (STEP) and has contributed to moving forward the work of Adult Workforce Development program of Common Wealth Development; and,

WHEREAS, John Wroten has demonstrated a high level of service, commitment, and dedication since 2013 to working in solidarity with community members in Southwest Madison that face exceptional challenges to accessing employment, securing safe and healthy housing, and navigating complex resource systems to build more stability; and,

WHEREAS, John truly believes in the power of trust and relationship building with the communities he works in and, along, with other collaborators ensured there was a framework of humility built into the Adult Workforce Development program and has worked tirelessly to keep the people of the neighborhood at the center of every conversation; and,

WHEREAS, throughout his career, John has worked persistently to address the systemic barriers that his program participants and community members face; and,

WHEREAS, over the years, John has used his personal resources to support individuals to stabilize their lives by providing transportation, food, or clothing resources. John has always been a behind-the-scenes and “low-key” force in the neighborhood; and

WHEREAS, John Wroten's efforts have certainly made Southwest Madison a better place and the legacy he leaves behind is much greater than he will ever know;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Madison Mayor and Common Council thank John Wroten for his many years of dedication to his community.

BE IT FINALLY RESOLVED that John’s contributions to stabilize individuals and their families will be missed and always appreciated, lifted up, ...

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