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Summer Festivals
Summer is coming!!! Marquette Waterfront Festival/La Fete de Marquette/Orton Park Festival

Orton Park Festival 50 for 50 Campaign
Help make the 50th Anniversary of our beloved neighborhood festival the very best ever! For a donation of $50 or more you will receive a 50th Anniversary Festival t-shirt. Please send preferences for size and unisex/women's fit to:

Neighborhood Improvement Grant Application

The Marquette Neighborhood Association's Green Spaces Committee (renamed from Parks and Gardens Committee) is pleased to announce the 2015 Neighborhood Improvement Grant applications. Individuals or non-profit neighborhood groups within the Marquette district may apply for as much as $300.00 for projects aimed at improving the district including clean-ups, hardspace installations, and landscaping/gardening endeavors.

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2015 Chili Dinner

The Marquette Neighborhood Association will hold its annual Chili Dinner to raise money for the Peat-Piper scholarships on Saturday, March 7th at the Wilmar Center. Dinner served from 5-9:00 pm. The North Westerns, an old time jazz/western swing band, will provide music from 7-8:30 pm.

MNA's annual Chili Dinner offers meat & veggie chilis and all the fixin's, donated by the Wil-Mar Neighborhood Center, Lazy Jane's, Eldorado Grill, Batch Bakehouse, Madison Sourdough, Smokin' Cantina, Jenifer Street Market, Star Liquor and Ground Zero. Tickets are $10 for adults and $6 for pre-teens.

The North Westerns, an old time jazz/western swing band,, will provide music from 7-8:30 pm.

The MNA/Peat-Piper Scholarship Fund awards four $1000 scholarships to students graduating from high school or its equivalent. The scholarships provide money for post-secondary education for children with "significant ties" to the Marquette Neighborhood who demonstrate financial need. Significant ties may include having lived, worked, volunteered, attended school, or participated in community programming in the Marquette Neighborhood.

Hope to see you there!


Marquette Neighborhood - 2013 Great Places in America

American Planning Association Designates Madison's 'Marquette' a Top 10 Great Neighborhood for 2013

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What's Coming Up?

Monthly MNA Board Meeting
March 26, 2015
7:00 - 9:00 pm
Minutes of the February Board meeting

Board meetings are normally held on the 3rd Thursday of the month at the Wil-Mar Neighborhood Center. This month, March, the 3rd Thursday conflicts with the Mayoral Forum at the Barrymore. The Board meeting will be on the 4th Thursday.

Orton Park Festival August 21-24

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Welcome to the Marquette Neighborhood Association!

The Marquette Neighborhood Association (MNA) was formed on May 24, 1968 with an elected board and a paid membership to promote the general economic and social well-being of the Marquette Neighborhood, an area located a half-mile from the city center of Madison, Wisconsin.

MNA's mission is to improve the neighborhood through citizen involvement and participation utilizing all appropriate means including:

  • Foreseeing and calling attention to emerging trends and problems before they reach crisis proportions.

  • Serving as the neighborhood's voice for those policies and programs that improve the health, safety and well being of the neighborhood, for both its residents and the community as a whole;

  • Providing means for widespread study and discussion of all pertinent issues and questions.

  • Educating citizens, members and non-members, in the processes, problems and potentials relating to the neighborhood's development and the importance of preserving the neighborhoods rich history going back over 150 years.

  • Fostering neighborhood interest and participation in community issues.

  • Generating and sustaining a spirit of neighborhood and community among area residents.

  • Recognizing the special relationship between the Wil-Mar Neighborhood Center and MNA and encouraging participation and financial support of the important programs the Center provides, including after school programs, food pantry, health classes, and educational programs.

Map of the Marquette Neighborhood Association

The Marquette Neighborhood Association is a public charity under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Contributions to MNA are deductible under section 170 of the code.

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