The Schenk-Atwood-Starkweather-Yahara neighborhood (most people just say SASY) is located on the near-east side of Madison, Wisconsin. It stretches from the Yahara River on the west to the Starkweather Creek on the east, from East Washington Avenue on the north to Lake Monona on the south.
The SASY neighborhood council was formed in 1999, and then incorporated in 2017 as the SASY Neighborhood Association. SASY Inc. works with our Alder on the Madison Common Council (we’re in District 6) to represent the interests of neighborhood residents, businesses and organizations.
What we do:
SASY has worked on a variety of projects to improve our neighborhood. A few of our efforts have included:
To learn more about current topics of interest to the SASY neighborhood, visit our active email discussion list shown on our web site home page, or download a neighborhood brochure.
SASY NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION STATEMENT REGARDING COVID-19
Dear SASY Neighbors,
These are difficult and extraordinary times. Like the rest of our community, the SASY Neighborhood is reeling from the effects of COVID-19 and looking ahead to what the next few weeks and months will look like for our neighborhood. It will be a time that challenges all of us individually and as a community. We are confident that we will weather this storm and emerge stronger for the experience. With that in mind, here is some information from the SASY Neighborhood Association:
SASY Neighborhood Association Meetings
All SASY Neighborhood Association Meetings are suspended. This includes all Board and Committee meetings, as well as the General Meeting scheduled for April 18. Depending on circumstances, the Board may meet via telepresence or take electronic votes as necessary. We will provide notice when meetings resume.
The SASY Neighborhood Association will not host or promote any group activities until further notice. Ironically, this position appears to contradict our mission – to empower residents to engage in their community. We must adapt and support one another as much through our lack of contact as we would normally rally to a cause.
During this time, many in our community will need assistance. If you are safely able to do so, please consider calling or checking on neighbors, particularly those in vulnerable populations. If you are in need of assistance, please do not hesitate to reach out to find help. This will be a time of greater need, not less. It will only be less visible. As members of an incredible neighborhood, we encourage you to do your best in unprecedented ways.
You can find information about helping in the neighborhood in the SASY Facebook Group, including a pinned thread of local projects and resources.
Public Health Resources
Events are occurring quickly. To stay up to date, please keep an eye on:
Be safe and kind to one another,
The SASY Neighborhood Association