Dear Community Friends:

After 17 years of working at Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center, I am retiring this week.

It’s been a high honor to lead this world class institution, first as Operations Director and more recently as Executive Director for the past nine years.

While it may have taken nearly 60 years to bring Frank Lloyd Wright’s “dream civic center” to life, we capitalized on the last 22 years of operation to more than prove its worth. As anticipated, Monona Terrace is a vital part of our local economy, hosting about 550 events each year bringing in tens of thousands of guests from around the world, generating an average of $32 million in annual economic impact from conventions and conferences alone. We’ve also grown to be an essential part of the social fabric of this community, with over 45,000 people gathering at our facility each year for fun and learning at our numerous free and low cost community events.
I couldn’t be prouder of what we’ve accomplished since opening in 1997. We did it with your support, and our amazing staff who are completely devoted to providing our customers and community with a level of service that is truly unparalleled.

I will miss this job and breathtaking building, of that I am certain. But Madison will remain our home and Monona Terrace the place we seek out on those warm summer nights to enjoy a rooftop concert and Dane Dances. I look forward to seeing you there.

All the Best,

Gregg McManners