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File #: 71623    Version: 1 Name: Recognizing and commending Sally Jo Spaeni for her professional and personal dedication to the City of Madison, and congratulating her on the occasion of her retirement.
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 5/18/2022 In control: COMMON COUNCIL
On agenda: 5/24/2022 Final action: 5/24/2022
Enactment date: 5/31/2022 Enactment #: RES-22-00367
Title: Recognizing and commending Sally Jo Spaeni for her professional and personal dedication to the City of Madison, and congratulating her on the occasion of her retirement.
Sponsors: Satya V. Rhodes-Conway, Michael E. Verveer, Syed Abbas, 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, Arvina Martin, Charles Myadze, Regina M. Vidaver, Nasra Wehelie
Fiscal Note
No fiscal impact.
Title
Recognizing and commending Sally Jo Spaeni for her professional and personal dedication to the City of Madison, and congratulating her on the occasion of her retirement.
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WHEREAS, Sally Jo Spaeni has announced her plans to retire from City employment, effective May 31, 2022; and,
WHEREAS, Sally Jo leaves after 21 years in City service, a career that included stints with the Madison Police Department, City Parking Utility, Traffic Engineering and the Community Development Authority, where she was a Housing Site Manager at the Triangle, a housing development that served a growing community of older adults and people with disabilities; and,
WHEREAS, these experiences, as well as eight years of service on the Board of the Aging and Disability Resource Center, helped develop the skills and knowledge that would prepare her for her current role, in which she joined the Community Development Division in late 2018, to manage the Madison Senior Center and lead the team charged with coordinating programs and activities that help older adults in Madison age successfully; and,
WHEREAS, Sally Jo embraced the challenge of succeeding a 30-year incumbent in that position and quickly established herself as a committed and able leader, winning the confidence of her colleagues as well as the network of community partners who support the older adult population and becoming a familiar and friendly face to patrons of the Senior Center; and,
WHEREAS, under Sally Jo’s leadership the Madison Senior Center retained its coveted national accreditation, a recognition bestowed upon fewer than 175 facilities in the country, and she identified and secured budget authorization for a series of improvements at the Center which, when completed, will improve working conditions for Center staff and make the property safer and more accessible for its guests; and,
WHEREAS, like pretty much everything else in our world, Sally Jo’s tenure at the Senior Cent...

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