Meet Sheri Carter Daughter, Dog Mom, Friend, and Community
I am a life long Madisonian and an alumna of West High School and the University of Wisconsin-Madison. I was elected in 2015, making my election a historical moment by being one of the first African American woman elected to the Madison Common Council in 120 years .
Over the past 20 years, I have been actively involved in the Madison community. Prior to my election as Alder, I served as the President of Arbor Hills Neighborhood Association for over 10 years, and initiated several community projects in Arbor Hills and worked closely with the Leopold Neighborhood Association. I believe the best part of living in District 14 is the diversity of the residents, the uniqueness of each neighborhood and being surrounded by nature; the Arboretum, the E-Way, and lake Monona. I am proud to represent everyone in South Madison.
In 2008 I launched the "See something, Say something, Make the Call" campaign in Arbor Hills and Leopold neighborhoods. I worked closely with Penn Park Partners to increase summer programs in Penn Park. In addition, I served as President of South Metropolitan Planning Council and became very aware of the concerns of other neighborhoods. I was part of the Nine Springs Health Assessment Committee working with the Public Health of Madison/Dane County staff and community residents.
The City of Madison is a good place to live but we need to ensure that it is a good place to live for everyone. We live in a time of extreme ideological views and division throughout the City. Madison needs a Alder that can work across various ideological lines and bring people together. Someone who will listen to all voices not just that of special interest. One who has a proven track record of leadership with pandemic and budgetary constraints and one who will not treat people of color as monolithic group.