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 was the Managing Director of the Mayors Innovation Project and 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 strong, democratically accountable communities. During her time at UW, she researched and wrote extensively about local policy that promotes sustainability, equity and democracy.
Rhodes-Conway served three terms on Madison's City Council, representing District 12 from 2007 to 2013.
Eve Galanter is a Wisconsin Newspaper Association Foundation board member and former Madison City Council member. She was also formerly the director of Senator Herb Kohl’s Madison office.