RNA Board Meeting + "A Conversation on Race"
Wednesday, June 25, 2014 at 7:00 p.m.
First Congregational United Church of Christ
1609 University Avenue
1. Minutes of the May RNA Board meeting – Action Item
2. Zoning Committee – Little Library on SW Bike Path – Action Item
3. July 4th Picnic Update
4. RNA Slate of Officers and Board Members – Action Item
Inspired by the Rev. Alex Gee's essay, "Justified Anger", and informed by the Dane County Race to Equity Report. Participants will include UW History Professor William P. Jones, Alder Shiva Bidar-Sielaff, Centro Hispano Executive Director Karen Menendez Coller, and the Rev. Dr. Alex Gee, Jr. Hosted by the RNA and the First Congregational Church.
Neighborhood Fourth of July Festival
Friday, July 4, 12 noon - 2:30 pm, West High Athletic Field
Olbrich Gardens 2014 Home Garden Tour in University Heights
Friday, July 11, 10 am - 4 pm and Saturday, July 12, 9 am - 3 pm
RNA Board Meeting
Wednesday, August 27, 7:00 pm, Best Western InnTowner
On May 6, 2014, the Madison Common Council adopted the amended University Avenue Corridor Plan. Although city boards and commissions made some changes to the plan, the final version largely preserved the neighborhood's vision for the Corridor as expressed in the original plan. Now comes the implementation phase. As a first step, students in a UW-Madison Landscape Architecture class this spring came up with ways to enhance the Highland Avenue and Walnut Street underpasses with art, and the Madison Arts Commission has approved a $10,000 grant in support of the project. See the student designs here.
The Regent Neighborhood is located
on the near west side of Madison, Wisconsin,
adjacent to the University of Wisconsin campus, the UW and VA Hospitals, and the
U.S. Forest Products Lab. The neighborhood is also within walking distance of
Lake Mendota, Lake Wingra, the Henry Vilas Zoo, local business districts and bike and pedestrian trails.
The purpose of the Regent Neighborhood Association (RNA) is to articulate common interests in the neighborhood, work for neighborhood improvement, and maintain strong communications with and between residents. The RNA seeks to be a broad-based, inclusive, and credible organization engaging as many neighborhood residents as possible in efforts to improve the neighborhood.