June 13th Storm Clean Up Continues...
The severe storm on Monday, June 13th caused widespread damage to trees and power lines throughout Monona. The City is asking residents who have fallen limbs and branches from the storm to pile them at the curb as city crews are now collecting storm debris until July 1. Unlike typical brush collection, crews will make multiple passes through each street, so if you don't have everything at the curb when they come through, they will return again. Also, if a crew is collecting on your street but skips your pile, don't be concerned. Some crews are chipping while others are hauling, so your pile was likely deliberately left for another crew.
If you haven't yet signed up to receive emergency alerts from the City of Monona, you can do so here. Alerts are available by email and text message.
Lend Lake Monona A Hand - Adopt A Storm Drain
When recent storms hit, we saw a tremendous amount of rainwater rushing through our streets, and into storm drains, which flow directly to Lake Monona. And along with all that water went leaves, sticks and other organic materials. These carry phosphorus into the water which leads to unhealthy algae blooms and threatens the health of our waterways. We depend on water for survival, and so for our sake, we need to take care of it. If everyone who lives near a storm drain volunteered to keep it clear, phosphorus runoff could be reduced. All it takes is a few minutes of your attention and time.
Monona Sustainability Dashboard
Each year, the City analyzes its energy, water, transportation and waste data to track progress towards goals like those outlined in the 100% Clean Energy Resolution. Check out the 2021 Dashboard to see how the city made progress last year.
Diversity & Equity Work Group Forum – July 14 
In the summer of 2021, Mayor O’Connor appointed an Ad Hoc Work Group on Diversity and Equity Issues. It was charged with determining a plan to ensure that Monona makes a long-term commitment to racial and social justice and equity both at city hall and in the community at large. The group recently submitted their report to the city council. It contains a lot of information on the current status of racial diversity in Monona as well as a list of recommendations on ways to improve racial and social justice and equity in Monona and make it a more welcoming community. The recommendations are focused on three primary areas – Housing and Transportation; City Operations and Community Capacity Building. 

Plan to join members of the DEI Work Group for a community forum on Thursday, July 14 at 6:30 in the Municipal Room at the Library.  The forum will be an opportunity for community members to provide feedback on the report and engage with work group members and each other about future DEI work in Monona.  
Go to mymonona.com to read the report. From there, you can also access the DEI Work Group’s webpage to find agendas and minutes from their meetings as well as other related information. 
2022 Monona Community Festival
The 2022 Monona Community Festival returns July 2nd through July 4th! The line up for this summers event is impressive, starting with the Strongman Competition July 2nd, the MadCity Corn Hole Tournament July 3rd, ending with the Wife Carry Competition and spectacular fireworks on the 4th! Of course the festival wouldn't be complete without the Art & Craft Fair, $5000 Hole-in-One Contest, Wenzel Amazements Carnival, Keg Toss and Live Local Music everyday! There's more to enjoy for the kids everyday, click on the festival website button below to see all the family fun, all weekend long.
Volunteer With The Monona Community Festival
The Monona Community Festival needs volunteers!
The festival is a local non-profit organization that focuses on organizing the July 4th event and giving back to the community. Volunteering to help run the event means you get input on all of the fun activities that go into the multi-day event. Planning for the festival begins in January, but most of the volunteer time takes place in June and over the July 4th holiday.

If you're interested in learning more, contact Eric Redding at eredding@mononafestival.com.
San Damiano News
The Monona City Council recently approved an agreement with MSA Professional Services to provide master planning services for San Damiano. The goal of the process is to determine a plan for the future of the San Damiano property. The process will take about 18 months and feature lots of opportunities for community input. Thanks to the Friends of San Damiano who raised the funds to pay for the cost of the master planning process. Watch for announcements about how the community can get involved. We want to hear from you!
In more San Damiano news, the city recently received a Knowles/Nelson grant of $249,999 to be used towards the purchase of a portion of the San Damiano property. In turn, the city agrees to use that portion for outdoor recreation.
And finally, the city council has approved a conservation easement with Dane County which provides a grant of $2M to Monona to be used towards the purchase of San Damiano in exchange for Monona’s agreement to preserve the property for purposes associated with conservation and public recreation.
Learn About Development In Monona!
Monona Community Pool Schedule
Senior Center News & Events
Click on each flyer to view the full PDF version.
Aquatic Debris Pickup Resumes On Lake Monona
For the past few years, the city has contracted with Dane County to participate in their aquatic debris program. The county provides a shoreline barge crew to pick up aquatic trash and debris from residential piers on Lake Monona through August. The barge is in Monona every other week. Place aquatic debris on your pier by Monday of the designated weeks. Go to mymonona.com for this summer’s schedule.
Fun With Monona Parks & Rec!
Watch Monona Community Media on YouTube
Silver Edition
City Council
Plan Commission
Farmers Market Continues
The Monona Farmers Market has returned for the 2022 season. The Market is open at Ahuska Park, 400 E. Broadway, from 8:30-12:30 every Sunday through October 30th rain or shine. Over 30 vendors from a variety of cultures and backgrounds offer top quality fresh, local produce, meat, cheese, eggs, honey, baked goods, salsa, spices, popcorn, soaps and plants. Free parking and bike racks are located adjacent to the vendors’ stalls. Enjoy local music at the market from 10-12 each week.
Beyond No Mow May: Keeping Your Lawn Healthy
Leaving grass long in May provides habitat and nutrition to pollinators as they come out of hibernation. The way we manage our lawns throughout the rest of the warm months of the year can have equally important benefits to your wallet and curb-appeal as well as the environment. The Sustainability Committee has put together a list of tips to save you time, money, and water, all while keeping your lawn green and healthy.
San Damiano History!
Watch the video to learn about early Native American settlements, the Frank Allis home and the mystery behind the properties name.
98.7FM WVMO -The Voice of Monona
Monona's community owned, locally programmed, volunteer driven radio station.
Upcoming Meetings & Events
Stay up to date on City of Monona meetings and events. Check out the
City calendar!
Monona Community Media
WVMO - The Voice of Monona