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File #: 71558    Version: 1 Name: Commending and thanking Alder Arvina Martin for her dedicated service to the constituents in District 11 and to the City of Madison.
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 5/16/2022 In control: Council Office
On agenda: 5/24/2022 Final action: 5/24/2022
Enactment date: 5/31/2022 Enactment #: RES-22-00366
Title: Commending and thanking Alder Arvina Martin for her dedicated service to the constituents in District 11 and to the City of Madison.
Sponsors: Keith Furman, Jael Currie, Satya V. Rhodes-Conway, Syed Abbas, Brian Benford, Juliana R. Bennett, Sheri Carter, Nikki Conklin, Tag Evers, Yannette Figueroa Cole, Grant Foster, Gary Halverson, Barbara Harrington-McKinney, Patrick W. Heck, Lindsay Lemmer, Charles Myadze, Michael E. Verveer, Regina M. Vidaver, Nasra Wehelie
Fiscal Note
No fiscal impact.
Title
Commending and thanking Alder Arvina Martin for her dedicated service to the constituents in District 11 and to the City of Madison.
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WHEREAS, Alderperson Arvina Martin was elected to the Madison Common Council on April 4, 2017; and

WHEREAS, Alderperson Martin served on the Ad Hoc Landmarks Ordinance Review Committee, Ad Hoc Redistricting Committee, ADA Transit Subcommittee to the Transit & Parking Commission, Affirmative Action Commission, Common Council Executive Committee, Community Services Committee, Historic Preservation Plan Advisory Committee, Ho-Chunk Nation/City of Madison Joint Planning Committee, Joint West Campus Area Committee, Landmarks Commission, Madison Cultural Arts District Board; Madison Food Policy Council, President’s Work Group to Review and Revise the Chief of Staff Position Description, President’s Work Group to Review Council Communication Tools & Processes, Task Force on Equity in Music and Entertainment, Transit & Parking Commission, and Water Utility Board; and

WHEREAS, Alderperson Martin, upon her initial election, became the first Indigenous, and more specifically, the first Hoocak, person elected to Madison’s Common Council; and

WHEREAS, the City of Madison was built upon land where members of the Hoocak Nation have lived since time immemorial; and

WHEREAS, Alderperson Martin consistently worked to connect the traditions of Madison’s original inhabitants with the city’s modern day needs and concerns; and

WHEREAS, Alderperson Martin worked with former Alder Maurice Cheeks to update the city’s official flag, so that the original intent of the design was upheld, while removing culturally appropriative imagery that had no connection to the city; and

WHEREAS, Alderperson Martin was able to cast a unique perspective on items related to Historic Preservation, including contributing to the Historic Preservation Plan Advisory Committee, The Landmarks Ordinance Review Committee, and the Land...

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