Milwaukee County History 1980-Present

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 1674-1850  1850-1940  1940-1980  1980-Present

Milwaukee County Courthouse - MacArthur Square present day

 

 YEAR

HISTORICAL FACT

1981

German Fest began.

1981

Irish Fest began.

1982

Grand Avenue Mall dedicated.

1982

Polish Fest began.

1983

African World Festival began.

1983

Reuss Federal Plaza opened.

1985

Great Circus Parade returned.

1987

Marcus Amphitheater opened.

1987

Indian Summer began.

1988

Bradley Center completed.
Milwaukee County Stadium constructed.

1989

100 East Building erected.

1990

Northwestern Mutual Data Center completed.

1994

Asian Moon Feast began.

1995

Betty Brinn Children's Museum opened.

1996

Discovery World moved next to the Public Museum.

1998

Arabian Fest began.

1998

Midwest Express Center opened.

2000

County Board of Supervisors re-institutes Student Government Day.

2001

Miller Park opened.

2001

Brise Soleil (the Milwaukee Art Museum addition) designed by Santiago Calatrava complete.

2002

Lee Holloway elected Chairman of Milwaukee County Board.

2004

Milwaukee County Board votes to downsize from 25 to 19 members.

2004 First African-American, Lee Holloway, elected County Board Chairman.
2009 Milwaukee County Parks wins Gold Medal for parks management.
2010 Milwaukee County celebrates 175th anniversary.
2010 General Mitchell International Airport becomes fastest-growing in the U.S.
2010 Milwaukee County Executive Scott Walker elected Governor of Wisconsin.
2010 Chairman Holloway serves as first African-American County Executive.
2011 Marvin Pratt appointed Interim County Executive.
2011 Chris Abele elected Milwaukee County Executive.
2012 County Board downsized from 19 to 18 members.
2012 County Board elects Marina Dimitrijevic as youngest County Board Chair.
 

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MILWAUKEE COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
Milwaukee County Courthouse

901 North 9th Street, RM 201 • Milwaukee, WI 53233
Phone: 414-278-4222 • Fax: 414-223-1380