Check Out the Fall Issue of the Council Courier Newsletter

The front page of the Fall 2023 Council Courier

The Fall 2023 issue of our Council Courier newsletter has hit mailboxes across Wisconsin. As always, this issue covers a lot of ground.

One of the stories, in fact, is literally about the ground—specifically, the ground around the Council’s building in Madison. Readers will get a walk through the Council’s new Sensory Gardens. With artful planning and planting by members of Rock Prairie Master Gardener Association, the gardens have delighted Council visitors and passersby all summer and early fall with an invitation to slow down, to touch, to smell and to see.

The Courier also includes Executive Director Denise Jess’s reflections on the 7th anniversary of her arrival in her current position at the Council. In another article, we explore the momentum gained throughout the state budget process. We also take an in-depth look at the growing role braille has at the Council these days.

There’s also a reminder that it’s a great time to consider starting something new with your support for the Council. Read about how monthly giving is a convenient and valuable way to our work. And finally, we congratulate Denise on an honor she received from Community Shares of Wisconsin this fall, Linda Sundberg Civil Rights Defender Award.

You can find all this, along with past issues of the Courier, on our website at You can sign up to receive the Courier on that page if you aren’t already a subscriber.

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