Mission of A Greater Madison Vision

How we grow matters. Our mission is to develop a shared vision and plan to guide public and private decisions about how the region grows to foster exceptional quality of life, economic opportunity, and a healthy environment for all. When people, businesses, and government coordinate our vision and plan for the future, we build a stronger region.

“Madison and Dane County are growing quickly. Over the next 25 years Dane County’s population is expected to grow by over 150,000 people – the equivalent of two Camp Randall stadiums full of football fans,” says Larry Palm, Chair of the Capital Area Regional Planning Commission. “A Greater Madison Vision is designed to get meaningful feedback from people now, so communities and organizations can establish the right priorities when planning for growth.”


The Need for Regional Cooperation

The greater Madison region is a special place. Quality of life, prosperity, and natural beauty draw and keep people here.

These same qualities also fuel strong growth. As we grow, we’ll also need to adapt to changes in our economy, environment, demographics, technology, and politics. Change is already happening fast, and because these changes will affect our lives, we need to plan and prepare.

Getting growth right requires communities and organizations to work together. A Greater Madison Vision is a regional effort to accommodate growth while maintaining the things that connect us and matter to us.

Steering Committee

Asterisks indicate Executive Committee Members

Godwin Amegashie* Consultant
Ruben Anthony Urban League Greater Madison
Juli Aulik University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics Authority
Zach Brandon Greater Madison Chamber of Commerce
Dave Branson Building and Construction Trades Council of SC WI
Gurdip Brar Mayor, City of Middleton
Dan Brown Ho-Chunk Gaming
Frank Byrne* St. Mary’s Hospital
Justice Castañeda* Common Wealth Development
Sharon Corrigan* Dane County Board of Supervisors
Drake Daily City of Sun Prairie
Jack Daniels Madison College
Joe Daguanno Adams Outdoor Advertising
Chris Ehlers Veridian Homes
Paul Esser Mayor, City of Sun Prairie
Cheryl Fahrner Columbia County Economic Development Commission
Paulette Glunn Northwest Dane Senior Services, Inc.
Kari Grasee* American Family Insurance
James Hegenbarth Park Bank
John Imes Wisconsin Environmental Initiative
Paul Jadin* MadREP
Sharyl Kato* The Rainbow Project
Jenni Le gBETA
Sabrina Madison* Heymiss Progress
Mariam Maldonado Luna’s Grocery
Sarita Mannigel* Latino Chamber of Commerce
Ezra Meyer Clean Wisconsin
Deb Nemeth 1000 Friends of Wisconsin
Kwasi Obeng City of Madison Common Council
Leslie Orrantia Wisconsin Collaborative Education Research Network
Mark Opitz Madison Area Transportation Planning Board
Kevin Oppermann Highland Spring Farm
Larry Palm* CARPC
Harold Rayford African American Council of Churches
Keith Reopelle Dane County Office of Energy and Climate Change
Carl Ruedebusch Ruedebusch Development & Construction, Inc.
Sue Springman Village of Waunakee and The Mullins Group
David Stark Stark Company Realtors
Steve Staton* Village of Oregon
Andrew Statz Madison Metropolitan School District
Nia Trammell Urban League of Greater Madison
James Tye Clean Lakes Alliance
Lyle Updike Town of Sun Prairie
Donna Walker* Alliant Energy
William White* WhiteFish Partners
Dan White Filament Games
Tom Wilson Town of Westport & Madison Metro Sewerage District
Gary Wolter* Madison Gas & Electric
Phillip Yang Wisconsin Hmong Association
Alex Ysquierdo Associated Bank

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