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Hedi Rudd

Badger Rock Neighborhood Center Director

Hedi Rudd has been an active community organizer since being appointed to Madison Mayor Sue Bauman’s Task Force on Race Relations in 1998. In 2001, she joined Mayor Bauman’s staff as the Study Circle on Race Relations 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. An avid photographer and writer for UMOJA and Capital City Hues, Hedi is often seen at community events telling the stories of communities of color through her lens. In 2019, Hedi was honored with the Nan Cheney March for Justice Award by Forward Community Investments.