Dane County Board to reconvene for first in-person meeting in 2 years

Progress Pride Flag City County Building
The Progress Pride Flag flies above the City/County Building in Madison on the first day of Pride Month on June 1, 2022. WISC-TV/Channel3000.

MADISON, Wis. — For the first time in 2 years, the Dane County Board of Supervisors plans to host its meeting in person.

The County Board switched to virtual meetings in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Thursday night’s meeting will take place in Mendota Rooms 1-4 at the Alliant Energy Center, located at 1919 Alliant Energy Center Way.

While Thursday night’s meeting will only have an in-person option, county leaders said future meetings will have a hybrid format that will give members of the public the chance to attend virtually or in person.

“The pandemic has forced us to do business in different ways, including how we hold meetings,” County Board Chair Patrick Miles said. “I am eager for the next phase of public meetings that will allow us to have in-person discussion and debate, while also realizing that we are still in a pandemic and need to remain flexible and accessible to the public.”

County officials plan to address a number of agenda items during the meeting, including a proposal to purchase a space for the Urban League of Greater Madison’s Black Business Hub on Madison’s south side, considering an independent investigation of the Henry Vilas Zoo, recognizing June as LGBTQ+ Pride Month in Dane County and more.

The County Board’s full agenda is available online.