(For background information, please read our previous, October 2017, post, here).
(Photo credit to Satya Rhodes-Conway)
The City’s Oscar Mayer Strategic Assessment Committee held its first meeting in November. The draft Minutes from that meeting can be found on the city’s website, here. The committee then had a tour of the Oscar Mayer site at 2099 Roth St, Madison, in early December 2017. The photos above were taken by Satya Rhodes-Conway, the Committee’s Chairperson, during that site tour.
On January 10th, 2018, Rhodes-Conway published the Strategic Assessment Committee meeting schedule via local Neighbourhood Association listservs. The dates are as follows: 2/13, 3/13, 4/9, 5/8, 6/12, 7/9, 8/13, 9/24, 10/23, 11/12, 12/11 and are now on the EENA calendar. We will update the EENA calendar entries as more information is forthcoming.
According to the email sent by Rhodes-Conway, the meetings “will likely be 5:30-7:30, and we will meet at locations around the city. […] The public is always welcome to attend, and there will be opportunity for public comment. We will also have more specific opportunities for community involvement in the future.” Rhodes-Conway also mentioned that future meetings may be broadcast on Madison City Channel.
For more information about The Oscar Mayer Strategic Assessment Committee go to the City website, https://www.cityofmadison.com/dpced/planning/oscar-mayer/2614/.
Also, if you worked at Oscar Mayer, were a relative of someone who worked here, or were otherwise impacted by the company, The Wisconsin Historical Society is wanting to hear your stories. The Wisconsin Historical Society collaborating with retirees from Oscar Mayer, is collecting and archiving the living history of Oscar Mayer. Please consider sharing a few memories with them. For more information please go to https://www.oscarmayerstories.com.