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File #: 67300    Version: 1 Name: Recognition and Appreciation of Distinguished Service of Long-Time MPO Board Member Ed Minihan
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 9/7/2021 In control: Council Office
On agenda: 9/21/2021 Final action: 9/21/2021
Enactment date: 9/24/2021 Enactment #: RES-21-00626
Title: In Recognition and Appreciation of Distinguished Service of Long-Time MPO Board Member Ed Minihan and Honoring his Memory
Sponsors: Barbara Harrington-McKinney, Nasra Wehelie, Gary Halverson, Grant Foster, Patrick W. Heck, Keith Furman, Tag Evers, Arvina Martin, Michael E. Verveer, Lindsay Lemmer, Sheri Carter
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsWatch
9/21/20211 COMMON COUNCIL Adopt Under Suspension of Rules 2.04, 2.05, 2.24, and 2.25Pass Action details Meeting details Not available
9/7/20211 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.



In Recognition and Appreciation of Distinguished Service of Long-Time MPO Board Member Ed Minihan and Honoring his Memory



WHEREAS, the City of Madison serves as the fiscal and administrative agent for the Greater Madison MPO and has six representatives on the MPO policy board; and,


WHEREAS, the Greater Madison MPO is the designated MPO for the Madison Metropolitan Area with responsibilities to perform metropolitan transportation planning and programming activities; and,


WHEREAS, Edmond “Ed” Minihan ably served on the MPO Policy Board as the Towns’ representative from 2012 to 2021, helping guide the MPO through two updates of the Regional Transportation Plan, the prioritization and approval of projects through the annual Transportation Improvement Program, and a number of other planning efforts; and,


WHEREAS, Minihan also served on the MPO’s partner regional planning agency, the Capital Area Regional Planning Commission, from 2013-2021; and,


WHEREAS, Minihan became a Supervisor for the Town of Dunn back in 1977, was elected Town Chair in 1979, and continued to serve as Chair for 42 years until his passing this year, providing inspiration, leadership, and vision for the town; and,


WHEREAS, through this public service Minihan was a champion of cultural and ecological conservation, and his leadership as Dunn Town Chair has led to the permanent preservation of wetlands, prairies, farmlands, and oak savannahs in the town for future generations to enjoy; and,


WHEREAS, in his elected public service Minihan always provided thoughtful input and maintained a demeanor that made working with him a pleasure; and,


WHEREAS, Minihan also advocated for justice and equality and exhibited outstanding community spirit by providing service to the greater Madison community in many other ways, including serving as a long-term volunteer chef for Agrace Hospice, donating many hours to Habitat for Humanity, and creating innovative managed health care delivery systems and health care clinics throughout southern Wisconsin; and,


WHEREAS, through all of this work Minihan provided us all with an example of unselfish, thoughtful, and generous service to others and how to live life thinking of others and working for their benefit;


NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Madison Common Council hereby expresses its sincere gratitude to Ed Minihan for his outstanding public service and dedication to the MPO, CARPC, Town of Dunn, and the greater Madison community and notes that such tireless service is rare and worthy of emulation.


BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Council honors his memory and celebrates his life and accomplishments and expresses its admiration for a life well lived.


BE IT FINALLY RESOLVED, that the Council extends to his daughter and extended family the City’s gratitude for all that Ed has given to the greater Madison community.