South Metropolitan Planning Council was established in August 1996. The purpose of SMPC is to increase the civic capacity of community members, neighborhood groups, and partnerships and collaborations in South Madison. SMPC defines civic capacity as the skills and attitudes necessary for South Madison’s multicultural diversity of businesses and residents to work together cooperatively and effectively to improve community life.
The South Metropolitan Planning Council works with residents who live in the City of Madison and Town of Madison within the following boundaries: Regent Street, Monona Bay and Lake Monona on the north; City of Fitchburg on the south; Yahara River and Mud Lake on the east; and Randall Avenue and the western boundary of the University of Wisconsin Arboretum on the west. This are includes Arbor Hills NA, Bay Creek NA, Bram’s Addition NA, Bridge/Lakepoint NA, Burr Oaks NA, Capitol View NA, Greenbush NA, Indian Springs NA, Leopold NA, Waunona NA; Monona Bay NA, Southdale NA, Southdale Clausen NA, and the South Metropolitan Business Association (SMBA).
SMPC publishes Southern Exposure that is a free, quarterly, bilingual newspaper (Spanish and English) that is mailed and dropped off at local sites to reach 14,000. residents. In addition, SMPC has played a key role in the following activities; Park Street Revitalization and Park Street Partners, Penn Park Partners, African-American Homebuyers Club, Hands Across South Madison Grant, Neighborhood Organizing, South Madison Anti-Drug Coalition, South Madison Farmers’ Market, Grassroots Leadership College, SMPC/University Community Partnership and the Celebrate South Madison Festival.
For more information on how you can join SMPC, please call our office at 608-819-8549 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.