February 2019 Backyard Heroes

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Community Shares, a partner of Madison Commons, recognizes two volunteers each month. The volunteers come from Community Shares' member groups and are selected for their service to the community and to community issues.

Ingrid Rothe, League of Women Voters of Wisconsin

Ingrid Rothe is the Chair of the League of Women Voters of Wisconsin’s legislative committee. She is a quintessential, volunteer grassroots League leader. Her work in the nonpartisan organization includes advocating for active participation in government. Rothe focuses on publicizing the requirements of Wisconsin’s Voter ID law and providing direct assistance, which has disparate impacts on low-income, elderly, student, and minority populations.  

Rothe is a humble, wise, dynamic leader and mentor and League of Women Voters of Wisconsin is glad to have her on the team.

For more information about the League of Women Voters of Wisconsin or to volunteer, visit https://my.lwv.org/wisconsin or call 608-256-0827.  

Kipp Thomas, Center for Resilient Cities

Kipp Thomas came to Badger Rock to cook one day for an event and never left. Badger Rock is a part of Center for Resilient Cities, a leading community-inspired collaboration that unites education, urban agriculture, energy and environmental sustainability, resilience research and neighborhood programming.

Thomas has become an integral part of the glue that holds the community together. He cooks, teaches, shares, mentors, supports and is like a big brother, father, friend to staff, students and community members. No ask is too big or small and he never asks what he will get in return, he just keeps showing up.

For more information about the Center for Resilient Cities or to volunteer, visit https://www.resilientcities.org/ or call 608-255-9877.

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