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Elevating Equity in Policymaking: A Conversation with Frances Huntley-Cooper

Friday, April 09, 2021, 12:00pm - 01:00pm

Frances Huntley-Cooper received her second UW-Madison degree from the La Follette School (MA ’94). Huntley-Cooper has 28 years of experience working with children, youth, and families in her role as social work supervisor for the Dane County Department of Human Services. Huntley-Cooper was the first African American elected as a mayor in Wisconsin, leading the City of Fitchburg from 1991 to 1993. She remains the only African American mayor elected in the state. Huntley-Cooper is involved in several community organizations in Dane County and serves as an elected member (fifth term) and chair of the Madison College Board of Trustees. 

This event is for current La Follette School students only. Students will receive an email with details on how to register.

After a short discussion about her career, Frances will answer questions from students during a 30-minute Q&A session. Please submit questions in advance via the registration form on the email message. Cartecia Lawrence, a student in the La Follette School's MPA program, will moderate the discussion.