The Mayor, The Executive, and The Secretary
Clean Lakes Alliance is pleased to announce a trifecta of speakers joining us for our Community Breakfast on Wednesday, May 8th at the Alliant Energy Center Exhibition Hall. We’ll hear from City of Madison Mayor Satya Rhodes-Conway, Dane County Executive Joe Parisi, and Wisconsin DNR Secretary Preston Cole about their plans for the Yahara Watershed.
At the breakfast, we’ll renew our public partnerships with the city, county, and state to align our efforts for the Yahara CLEAN Compact and to improve water quality. Join us for the beginning of a NEW united approach to lake health.
Clean Lakes Alliance Community Breakfast
Presented by Foley & Lardner LLP
Wednesday, May 8th, 2019
7:00 – 7:30 a.m. coffee & conversation
7:30 – 9:15 a.m. breakfast program
Alliant Energy Center Exhibition Hall
Register online before Friday, May 3rd
About our Speakers
City of Madison Mayor Rhodes-Conway
Mayor Satya Rhodes-Conway is the 58th Mayor of Madison. She has extensive experience in local policy and practice, having worked with mayors across the country for over a decade, and serving three terms on the Madison Common Council. 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.
Rhodes-Conway worked with cities across the country to implement innovative policy that promotes environmental and economic sustainability and builds strong, democratically accountable communities. Learn more about the mayor.
Dane County Executive Parisi
County Executive Joe Parisi has called Dane County home his entire life. Parisi sought out public service as a way to give back to a community that has given so much to him. His priority is to ensure that everyone in our community has access to the opportunity to succeed. He believes investing in people pays big dividends. Parisi knows this can work because he experienced it.
As a teenager, Parisi dropped out of high school. He was encouraged to return to education through a community program by people who believed in him. He worked to earn his GED and went on to MATC (now Madison College). Parisi later graduated from UW-Madison with a degree in sociology. Now Parisi believes it is his turn to give back to ensure that our children’s generation has access to the same opportunities that were available to him. Learn more about the County Executive.
Wisconsin DNR Secretary Cole
Secretary Preston Cole had been a member of the Natural Resources Board since 2007. He was first appointed by Governor Jim Doyle and then re-appointed for another six-year term by Governor Scott Walker in 2013. Previously, Secretary Cole worked as a parks superintendent for the city of St. Louis and a resource forester for the Missouri Department of Conservation. Most recently, Secretary Cole was the commissioner of the Milwaukee Department of Neighborhood Services.
Secretary Cole supports traditional conservation activities and environmental protection as well as connecting nontraditional audiences with opportunities to get outdoors.