University of Wisconsin–Madison

Neighborhood Coordination

The UW-Madison’s main campus is contained within the City of Madison and the Village of Shorewood Hills. It is also bordered by a number of established neighborhood associations. There is a robust tradition of shared decision making and transparency at the university (and in Madison’s neighborhoods) that is deeply rooted in shared governance and the belief that we are all passionate problem solvers that can bring insights, expertise, and ideas to create a better solution.

Campus development maintains a strong commitment to the context in which it physically resides and borders. Two official city committees exist to facilitate participation in facilities planning activities which affect the campus, city, village, and surrounding neighborhoods. These joint committees are composed of university, city, and village staff, as well as neighborhood representatives, alders, mayoral appointments, and UW students. The charge of the these committees (Madison General Ordinance Sec. 33.32(1)) is to identify community-wide and neighborhood impacts of campus initiated, city/village related, and private sector development projects within the context of sound planning principles that afford the greatest benefit. Each of these committees acts as the voice of the neighborhood/organization and is tasked with disseminating information to their neighborhood/organization and receiving/reporting that information back to the committee. The committees are identified as:

Joint West Campus Area Committee
Geographic area of projects includes lands west of N. Charter Street.
Neighborhoods Represented:
Regent, Vilas, Greenbush, Sunset Village, Shorewood Hills, Dudgeon-Monroe
City of Madison Committee Meeting Information

Joint Southeast Campus Area Committee
Geographic area of projects includes lands east of N. Charter Street.
Neighborhoods Represented:
State/Langdon, Capitol Neighborhoods, State Street, Brittingham, Greenbush
City of Madison Committee Meeting Information

City of Madison Campus Alders and Districts

  • District #2 – Alder Ledell Zellers (link)
  • District #4 – Alder Mike Verveer (link)
  • District #5 – Alder Shiva Bidar-Sielaff (link)
  • District #8 – Alder Zach Wood (link)
  • District #13 – Alder Sara Eskrich (link)