Know Your Madisonian: City community development specialist is advocate for equity
Officially, she manages and oversees city of Madison contracts for nonprofit organizations that get funding for community development.
In day-to-day reality, Nancy Saiz supports those touched by domestic or other violence, immigrants and those who live in poor or isolated neighborhoods, and is an advocate for civil rights, diversity and racial equity.
Saiz, 43, was born in Mexico City, one of seven siblings. In 1984, when she was 9, her family moved to San Antonio, Texas, for a better life. She moved here when she came on scholarship to earn an undergraduate degree at UW-Madison.