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File #: 68960    Version: 1 Name: Recognizing, honoring and commemorating the exemplary life and public service of R. Richard “Dick” Wagner.
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 12/23/2021 In control: Council Office
On agenda: 1/4/2022 Final action: 1/4/2022
Enactment date: 1/10/2022 Enactment #: RES-22-00002
Title: Recognizing, honoring and commemorating the exemplary life and public service of R. Richard “Dick” Wagner.
Sponsors: Michael E. Verveer, 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, Barbara Harrington-McKinney, Patrick W. Heck, Lindsay Lemmer, Charles Myadze, Regina M. Vidaver, Nasra Wehelie
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsWatch
1/4/20221 COMMON COUNCIL Adopt Under Suspension of Rules 2.04, 2.05, 2.24, and 2.25Pass Action details Meeting details Not available
12/29/20211 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 City appropriation required.
Recognizing, honoring and commemorating the exemplary life and public service of R. Richard “Dick” Wagner.
WHEREAS, Roland Richard “Dick” Wagner was born in Dayton, Ohio on September 29, 1943, and passed away on December 13, 2021, at the age of 78 in Madison, Wisconsin; and

WHEREAS, Dick moved to Wisconsin in 1965 to pursue and earn Master’s and Doctorate degrees in American History at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and subsequently decided to make Madison his home; and

WHEREAS, Dick was employed in State of Wisconsin civil service for 33 years, including joining the Wisconsin Department of Administration as a budget and policy analyst from 1979 until his retirement in 2005; and

WHEREAS, Dick chaired the Madison Landmarks Commission and headed up the Historic Park Fund which created the Period Garden Park in Mansion Hill. He lived in several Madison landmark homes and was a founding member of Historic Madison, lnc. and the Madison Trust for Historic Preservation; and

WHEREAS, Dick was appointed by Madison Mayors Paul Soglin, Joel Skornicka, Joe Sensenbrenner, Sue Bauman, and Dave Cieslewicz to numerous City boards, committees and commissions. His service included chairing several City bodies, including the Plan Commission and the Urban Design Commission; and

WHEREAS, in 1980, Dick was elected to the Dane County Board of Supervisors where he served 14 years including four years as Chairperson. County service included the Dane County Regional Planning Commission where he championed the first Starkweather Water Quality Plan and on the Airport Commission where he championed noise abatement efforts. He was instrumental in securing Dane County's participation in the construction of Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center; and

WHEREAS, Dick was the first openly gay member of the Dane County Board of Supervisors, including four years as the first openly gay county board chair in Wisconsin, paving...

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