I want to thank County Executive Joe Parisi for his many decades of public service. From his years as an aide in the State Capitol, to his tenure as County Clerk, to his many years of service as County Executive, Joe has stayed true to his progressive values and love of community. I particularly appreciate what a good partner he has been to me and to the City of Madison. Breaking with a long history of acrimonious relationships between mayors and county executives, Joe and I have communicated and collaborated well. He was a calm, steady voice during the pandemic, reassuring county residents that local government would be there for them with testing, vaccines, and critically important food and housing supports. He wisely used federal funds to support those in greatest need, relieving the suffering of our most vulnerable and stabilizing the regional economy. And he prioritized investments in sustainability and the environment, making Dane County a leader on climate action. His work has made Madison and Dane County a better place, and I wish him all the best in his retirement.


  • Katie Crawley, (608) 266-4611
Mayor's Office