Good News

Recent Posts

Notice of council reorganization

The City Council of the City of Madera, at its Regular Meeting held on Wednesday, December 7, 2016, reorganized as follows:   MAYOR ANDREW J. MEDELLIN (Mayor Term Ending December 2020)   MAYOR PRO TEM CECE FOLEY GALLEGOS (District 1) (Mayor Pro Tem Term Ending December 2017) (Council Member Term Ending December 2018)   COUNCIL… Read More

Madera’s first inclusive playground now open

The City of Madera has opened its first inclusive playground at Centennial Park on Thursday — designed from the ground up to be accessible to all children. The new inclusive playground at Centennial Park features amenities hand-picked by residents at various community input meetings held by the City of Madera Parks & Community Services Department. “This playground… Read More

All suspects involved in opening fire on MPD patrol car now in custody

In a press conference early Wednesday morning, Madera Police Chief Steve Frazier announced that two of three identified suspects involved in opening fire on an MPD patrol car carrying a civilian ride-along have been taken into police custody.                     The two three arrested were 26-year-old Serena Arroyo, who police… Read More

Madera County leaders unite to bring jobs to heart of central valley

A diverse group of local community and business leaders, elected officials and residents today announced the formation of a coalition in support of locating the high-speed rail heavy maintenance facility in Madera County. The coalition kicked off its efforts by unveiling a new website and informational video. Wye Madera County, whose membership includes individuals from… Read More

Measure K: Nothing but the facts

Though our city has grown to over 63,000 residents, our public safety services like police, fire, and 9-1-1 emergency response have not expanded at the same rate. Printable Materials: Ordinance No. 935 C.S. Measure K Fact Sheet Measure K FAQ Measure K Mailer

March 16, 2017

City of Madera posts mysterious MaderaProud countdown on new website

The City of Madera has launched a new website featuring a countdown clock ticking away towards something unclear.

A background picture of Madera’s historic City Hall building displays behind large text that reads “#MADERAPROUD“, a hashtag commonly used on social media by Maderans as a way to celebrate their hometown. The timer appears to be counting down to just over 12 days from now (noon on March 29th), notably just 30 minutes after the start of the Madera County Economic Development Commission’s State of the County event.

“This is just the beginning of something we can celebrate together,” said Madera Mayor Andy Medellin, “I wish I could say more, stay tuned.”

The mysterious website that has launched seemingly out of nowhere has led to rampant speculation about what exactly is going to be revealed when the timer expires.

Website URL:

January 11, 2017

Madera ranked third in state for National Night Out success

Leaders unite to accept award for National Night Out success in Madera

The City of Madera has been ranked 3rd in the State of California by the National Association of Town Watch for its participation in National Night Out 2016.

City of Madera Community Outreach Coordinator Saleh Alhomedi detailed the accomplishments with community members representing local Neighborhood Watch groups, public safety representatives, and elected officials at a meeting Wednesday evening. According to, in addition to ranking 3rd in the state, Madera was ranked 17th nationwide for its outstanding performance. The city ranked number 35th in 2015, and was awarded the “Rookie of the Year” award in 2014.

“This is a huge accomplishment for the City of Madera,” said Jim Taubert, Executive Director of the City of Madera Neighborhood Revitalization Department, “however, the real recognition should go to our neighborhood leaders, elected officials, and public safety departments. The uniqueness of our event is based on the broad based support of our residents and the participation of Police, Cal Fire, Probation, Pistoresi Ambulance, representatives from the school district, and faith-based organizations. It has become a true citywide event”.

Madera’s National Night Out efforts resulted in the participation of hundreds of residents who gathered in over 40 different locations throughout the city. Events in these neighborhoods included barbecues, block parties, family games, and other live entertainment. Police, firefighters, and elected officials visited multiple locations engaging with residents and discussing strategies to build strong neighborhoods.

“I couldn’t be more proud of our community,” said Madera Mayor, Andy Medellin. “We came together as Maderans to continue to promote community self-policing and awareness, meet new neighbors and rekindle existing relationships with people in our neighborhoods. Madera showed its true colors when we came together collaboratively with local law enforcement, city staff, elected officials, community partners and most importantly the Block Captain’s and residents who participated to make our National Night Out such a huge success! I look forward to extending our continued success this year”.

National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to help build stronger neighborhoods. This is only the third year that the City has participated in the program. City leaders have detailed plans to build on the successes of last year’s National Night Out efforts by working with representatives of Madera County to expand the program into neighborhoods that stretch beyond the city’s limits in 2017.