Madison reflects on 2019 accomplishments

What a year! 2019 has been full of fun memories, hard work and a list of accomplishments our city can take pride in. Together with our Madison City Council, our Madison Chamber of Commerce and our fantastic city employees, we continue to stay focused on actionable and measurable quality-of-life improvements for our residents and community.

Throughout the year we have highlighted the major success of our AA baseball Trash Pandas, the naming of Toyota Field, The Avenue Madison complex in historic downtown, the five-laning of sections of Sullivan Street and Hughes Road and many others. Sidewalks are being connected, greenways are being expanded, and both Dublin and Palmer Park are being improved. The passing of the property tax vote allows us to build our needed schools, and our growth policy continues to help us control growth at a manageable level.  

Inside City Hall we have been busy, too. Multiple adult recreation programs have been added; our building department has improved its permitting and inspection processes; and our revenue department is collecting more than 90 percent of sales tax via internet filing. We added a full-time EMS squad at Fire Station 3; our Madison Police received CALEA certification; and IT continues to work diligently to keep our city safe from cyber intrusions.   

Each day our team stays focused on our mission statement, “Providing excellent services through the use of public resources, enhancing the quality of life for our community.” As we navigate through the Christmas holidays, I continue to be thankful for our City of Madison team. 

To stay engaged with your community, visit our website at or call 256-772-5600.

Paul Finley
City of Madison