Mayor Dave Cieslewicz participates in a conference call Monday afternoon for something called the Mayors Innovation Project. Whazzat?
The Mayors Innovation Project (MIP) is a learning network among American mayors committed to "high road" policy and governance: shared prosperity, environmental sustainability, efficient democratic government.
The MIP, started by Mayor Dave with UW Prof. Joel Rogers in 2005, is set to hold its annual meeting here in Madison at the end of July. In keeping with previous MIP meetings, the agenda includes four "big" topics: Transportation Choices, Community Supported Agriculture, Inclusive Neighborhoods and Federal Funding Opportunities.
Madison does pretty well with the first two, boasting one of the finest bike path systems in the country and an exploding CSA scene. But what about inclusive neighborhoods? As much as many progressive Madisonians hate to admit it, we're staring down a D in that class.
MAYOR CIESLEWICZ WEEKLY SCHEDULE
Monday, May 5, 2008
7:40 a.m. Interview with John & Tammy Mornings (WMAD-FM 96.3) 10:00 a.m. Policy Staff Meeting (Mayor's Conf. Room) 11:00 a.m. Nan Fey, Ray Harmon (Mayor's Office) 2:00 p.m. David Dryer, Joel Plant (Mayor's Office) 3:30 p.m. Mayors Innovation Project (MIP) Steering Committee conference call 4:30 p.m. David Helbach, Peter Maternowski, Mario Mendoza (Mayor's Conf. Room)
Tuesday, May 6, 2008
9:00 a.m. Welcome at City of Madison New Employee Orientation (Warner Park)
10:30 a.m. Mayor's Management Team Meeting (Mayor's Conf. Room)
11:30 a.m. Foundation for Madison's Public Schools "Circle of Friends" Luncheon (Alliant Energy Center)
3:00 p.m. Jim Hess, Mario Mendoza (Mayor's Office)
5:30 p.m. Common Council 2008/09 Budget Update (CCB 201)
6:30 p.m. Common Council meeting (CCB 201)
Wednesday, May 7, 2008
8:30 a.m. Shape UP! Wisconsin Kids event (Van Hise Elementary)
10:00 a.m. Public Service Recognition Week event (in front of CCB)
10:30 a.m. Staff meeting (Mayor's Conf. Room)
1:30 p.m. Michael Gay, Matt Mikolajewski, Mark Olinger, Mario Mendoza (Mayor's Conf. Room)
2:00 p.m. Michael May, Janet Piraino (Mayor's Office)
3:30 p.m. Augie Olvera, Ray Harmon, Janet Piraino (Mayor's Office)
5:00 p.m. Dane County Cities and Villages Association Meeting
6:00 p.m. Madison-Israel Public Affairs Committee (MadPAC) Israel at 60 Event (Lowell Conference Center)
Thursday, May 8, 2008
8:00 a.m. Office/work time 11:00 a.m. Enis Ragland, Joel Plant (Mayor's Office) 3:00 p.m. Speak at Groundbreaking Ceremony for the new UW Hillel (611 Langdon St) 4:30 p.m. Common Council Leadership Meeting 6:00 p.m. Overture 2008/09 Preview Party and Business Mixer (Overture Center)
Friday, May 9, 2008
8:00 a.m. Office/work time
11:30 a.m. Greater Madison Convention & Visitors Bureau Thank You Event for Chancellor John Wiley (The Madison Club)
2:30 p.m. Prof. Ken Potter, Dick Lathrop, Jim Lorman, Topf Wells, Larry Nelson, Genesis Bichanich, Brett Hulsey, Ray Harmon (Mayor's Conf. Room)
Evening 911 Dispatch Center with Chief Noble Wray, Director Joe Norwick, Joel Plant, Andrew Statz (CCB 109)
Evening AD2 Madison HYPE fundraiser (The Madison Club)
Saturday, May 10, 2008
2:00 p.m. Speak at East Madison Community Center Facility Expansion Grand Opening (8 Straubel Ct.