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File #: 68209    Version: 1 Name: Confirming the reappointment of Angela Trudell Vasquez to the position of Poet Laureate
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 11/3/2021 In control: Department of Planning and Community and Economic Development
On agenda: 12/7/2021 Final action: 12/7/2021
Enactment date: 12/13/2021 Enactment #: RES-21-00812
Title: Confirming the reappointment of Angela Trudell Vasquez to the position of Poet Laureate
Sponsors: Satya V. Rhodes-Conway, Sheri Carter, Syed Abbas
Attachments: 1. CV.Vasquez 11.28.21.pdf, 2. MPL report 11.30.21.pdf

Fiscal Note

No additional City appropriation required.

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Confirming the reappointment of Angela Trudell Vasquez to the position of Poet Laureate

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WHEREAS, Angela Trudell Vasquez has served as Madison Poet Laureate since January 20, 2020, thus nearing the completion of one two-year term in the honorary voluntary position; and

 

WHEREAS, the appointment of the City’s Poet Laureate may be extended for an additional two years upon agreement between the Poet Laureate and the City; and

 

WHEREAS, Angela Trudell Vasquez became Madison's Poet Laureate right before the pandemic hit and immediately pivoted to create robust online content for the community in order to continue being an ambassador for poetry, and

 

WHEREAS, Angela Trudell Vasquez wishes to continue serving as Madison’s Poet Laureate.

 

NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that Ms. Trudell Vasquez’s reappointment to the position of Poet Laureate is hereby confirmed, and the Mayor and the City agree that Ms. Trudell Vasquez shall serve as Poet Laureate for an additional two (2) year period.