City of

District 1

Alder Barbara Harrington-McKinney

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Alder Barbara Harrington-McKinney

Contact Information

Home Address:

1209 Dayflower Drive
Madison , WI 53719

Council Office

Common Council Office:
210 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd
Room 417
Madison, WI 53703
Phone: (608) 266-4071
Fax: (608) 267-8669
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About Alder Harrington-McKinney

Alder Barbara Harrington-McKinney was elected to the Madison Common Council in April 2015 as the District 1 Alder and one of two first African American women elected to the Common Council.  She was elected again in April 2017 to a second term as Alder for District 1.

Alder Harrington-McKinney moved to Madison from St. Louis, Missouri in 2005 to support her son, NBC News Anchor, Mike McKinney.


* University of Missouri-St. Louis. BS, Special Education
* University of Southern Illinois-Edwardsville.
       MS, Urban Planning & Public Policy Analysis
* Fontbonne University-St. Louis. MBA


* Assistant Teaching Instructor, Operation Fresh Start
* Coordinator, Community Restorative Justice Court, Dane County Timebank
* Associate Director, Madison Urban Ministry
* Adjunct Instructor, Edgewood College Course - 
      Community Building: Introduction to Restorative Justice
* Volunteer: Prison Ministry: Circle Facilitator: Family Matters

Alder Harrington-McKinney hopes for the future of Madison is to be a city where all residents have equal access and opportunity to live in a community that fosters economic prosperity, growth, vitality and sustainability.  For District 1 residents, her goals are to support the growth and development of the Madison West Neighborhood Association, as well as supporting opportunities for economic growth, business and entrepreneurial development, youth and adult employment services.  She will focus on identifying   indicators of neighborhood vitality and opportunities for residents to work together to define common priorities and setting future goals.