"Making Madison a Great Place for Everyone to Live"
Satya Rhodes-Conway is the 58th Mayor of Madison. Elected in April 2019, she is the city’s second female mayor and the first out LGBTQ person to serve as Mayor of Madison.
Rhodes-Conway served as managing director of the Mayors Innovation Project and was a senior associate at the COWS (Center on Wisconsin Strategy) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison for 13 years. She worked with cities across the country to implement innovative policy that promotes environmental and economic sustainability and builds community. In addition, Rhodes-Conway served three terms on Madison's City Council, representing District 12 from 2007 to 2013.
"Encouraging Civics Education and Engagement"
Eve Galanter was Executive Director of the Democratic Party of Wisconsin, elected to four terms on the Madison City Council, served as president of the Council, and as director of U.S. Senator Herb Kohl's Madison office. Eve is past chair of the Madison Civics Club and also its 100th Anniversary Committee, as well as past chair of the Wisconsin Women's Network where she launched the Women's Policy Institute, which trains women leaders to be effective public policy advocates. She is past president of the YWCA of Madison Foundation, Wisconsin Women in Government, and TEMPO Madison. Eve currently serves on the board of the Wisconsin Newspaper Association Foundation, where she led the creation and implementation of the Wisconsin Civics Games, as well as the boards of the Capital Times Kids Fund, Monroe Street Arts Center, and Madison Public Library, the advisory boards of wispolitics.com and Midwest Environmental Advocates, the United Way Public Policy Committee, and as host of "District Reports" on the Madison City Channel. She has been honored with the YWCA Women of Distinction Award, TEMPO International Distinguished Service Award, Community Shares of Wisconsin Backyard Hero Award, the Omega School 2017 Leadership Award, and was in the first group of Brava Magazine's "Women to Watch."
Suggested reading list (courtesy of the Madison Public Library)
Abrams, Stacey. Minority Leader: How to Lead from the Outside and Make Real Change. New York, NY: Henry Holt and Company, 2018.
Federle, Tim and Maureen Johnson. How I Resist: Activism and Hope for a New Generation. New York, NY: Wednesday Books, 2018. (Teen nonfiction)
Jaffe, Sarah. Necessary Trouble: Americans in Revolt. New York, NY: Nation Books, 2016.
Klinenberg, Eric. Palaces for the People: How Social Infrastructure Can Help Fight Inequality, Polarization, and the Decline of Civic Life. New York, NY: Crown, 2018.
Levine, Peter. We Are the Ones We Have Been Waiting For: The Promise of Civic Renewal in America. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 2013.
Liu, Eric. You're More Powerful than You Think: A Citizen's Guide to Making Change Happen. New York, NY: Public Affairs, 2017
Roychoudhuri, Onnesha. The Marginalized Majority: Claiming Our Power in a Post-truth America. Brooklyn, NY: Melville House Publishing, 2018.