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Hedi Rudd

Manager of First Impressions, Badger Rock Neighborhood Center

Hedi Rudd is a Southdale neighborhood resident who has been an active community organizer since being appointed to Mayor Bauman’s Task Force on Relations in 1998.  In 2001, she joined Bauman’s staff as the Study Circle on Race Relation’s Coordinator, a program recommended by the task force. Hedi served two terms on the City of Madison Equal Opportunities Commission and was a staff member of the City of Madison Affirmative Action Department, prior to the creation of the Office of Civil Rights. After living in Las Vegas for 6 years, where she worked at Nevada Cancer Institute in various Executive Administrative positions, she returned to Madison and community organizing. As the Project Coordinator of the South Madison Promise Zone for the Greater Madison Urban League, Hedi collaborated with local community groups to create a number of signature South Madison events, including International Community Night and Family Science Night, which continue to provide family friendly fun. An avid photographer, Hedi is often seen at community events telling the story of communities of color through her lens.