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Neighborhood Resource Teams (NRTs) play a vital role in the City's efforts to improve and coordinate local government services, promote equity, and improve the quality of life. NRTs are comprised of City staff, who in addition to their respective departmental assignments is a member of these teams serving specified neighborhoods with a population range of 500-2,000. NRTs focus on an agenda created by the community which can range from better lighting and housing to youth recreation and transportation matters. In addition, the NRTs engage other government agencies and community-based organizations in an effort to ensure that services are delivered in a comprehensive manner covering transportation, health, housing, quality childcare, and education and job training.

The mission of the Neighborhood Resource Teams is to promote racial equity and improve the quality of life for Madison residents by understanding and elevating the needs, issues, and priorities of people living in areas with NRTs.

The goals of the NRT Program:

  • Develop relationships and enhance communication among City staff, neighborhood residents, and other stakeholders
  • Coordinate, develop, and improve City services to neighborhoods in concert with residents and other stakeholders
  • Increase the City's knowledge of neighborhood issues and opportunities
  • Highlight issues that cut across multiple NRT focus areas to address systemic barriers