About Us

Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center opened its doors after nearly 60 years of debate on July 18, 1997. It was first designed by Wisconsin native and internationally-renowned architect Frank Lloyd Wright in 1938 as a cultural, governmental and recreational building. Wright reworked the design several times between 1938 and 1958 before signing off on the final plans seven weeks before his death in 1959.

Madison voters approved referenda to construct Monona Terrace – on the same site Wright had originally proposed – as a community and convention center in 1992. While Wright´s design was used for the building´s exterior, the interior was redesigned by Wright apprentice and Taliesin architect Tony Puttnam to house state-of-the-art exhibition, meeting and public space.

Today, nearly 390,000 people say “see you at Monona Terrace” each year. From formal events like conventions and conferences to public events like Dane Dances, Monona Terrace has a wide geographic draw, attracting local, regional, state and international events each year.

Mission Statement

To deliver an exceptional and inspirational experience.

Vision Statement

To be a globally recognized facility of distinction, offering endless possibilities and extraordinary service.

Board of Directors

The Monona Terrace is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors committed to the ongoing success of the facility.

Alice O´Connor, Chair

Principal, Constituency Services Inc.

Judy Karofsky, Vice-Chair

Principal, Real Estate Insites, LLC

Jim Ring, Secretary

President/CEO, Park Towne

Mark Clarke

Executive Director, Alliant Energy Center

Steven Peters

Dane County Board of Supervisors

Glenn Krieg

Chief Financial Officer, Morgan Murphy Media

Jane Richardson

Independent, Nonprofit Organization Management Professional

Mark Richardson

President, Unfinished Business, LLC

Susan Sabatke

Meetings Director, International Dairy-Deli-Bakery Association

Mike Verveer

Alderperson, City of Madison

For more information on the activities of the Monona Terrace Board of Directors, including meeting schedules, agendas, minutes and upcoming vacancies and opportunities to serve, visit the City of Madison Website