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Accountability Board Will Move to New Headquarters

Date: 
January 21, 2009

MADISON, WI – The Wisconsin Government Accountability Board (G.A.B.) will officially move to new headquarters in Madison on Monday, January 26. The relocation will not be complete until Wednesday, January 28, but agency staff will be able to continue serving the public during the relocation.

The new G.A.B. office will be located at 212 East Washington Avenue, third floor, approximately two blocks northeast of the State Capitol. The new office will house G.A.B. staff currently working in three separate locations.

“Our move will make things easier for our constituents – public officials, lobbyists, candidates, election officials and the public,” said Kevin Kennedy, G.A.B. Director and General Counsel. “We will finally have staff from both the Elections, and Ethics and Accountability divisions in one place.”

Government Accountability Board members and staff plan to host an open house for the public, the news media and state legislators in February, Kennedy added.

“This will be public space with its focus on ensuring accountable government in Wisconsin,” Kennedy said. “When we are fully situated, and all the signs are up, we will invite the public to visit our new office, library and conference room.”

G.A.B. telephone numbers and electronic mail addresses will not change, but there may be some interruptions in telephone and fax service beginning Friday, January 23.

G.A.B. staff members from the two divisions and the Statewide Voter Registration System (SVRS) now work in offices on West Main Street, East Mifflin Street and West Washington Avenue in downtown Madison. The agency was created on January 10, 2008, when the former State Elections and Ethics Boards were abolished. The staff members of the old Boards were merged to form the new staff.

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