Board of Supervisors

Joseph J. Czarnezki

11th District Supervisor

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About Supervisor Czarnezki

Joseph J. Czarnezki was elected to the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors in April 2020 and is proud to represent the people of Milwaukee, Greenfield and Franklin. He is Chairman of the County Board Intergovernmental Relations Committee and a member of the Finance Committee, and the Transportation, Public Works and Transit Committee.

Joe Czarnezki is a dedicated public servant, who was elected Milwaukee County Clerk in 2008 and re-elected in 2012. He was an instructor at Milwaukee Area Technical College (MATC), where he taught Applied Economics and Political Science. He also served as Deputy Director of Administration, Commissioner of Health, Intergovernmental Relations Director, Fire & Police Commission Executive Director, and Budget Director for the City of Milwaukee. Joe was twice elected to the Wisconsin Assembly, where he served as co-chair of the Joint Audit Committee. He was elected three times to the Wisconsin Senate, where he chaired the Senate Education Committee and served as a member of the Joint Committee on Finance.

Supervisor Czarnezki earned a bachelor's degree in Economics and Political Science, and a master's degree in Political Science, with an emphasis in public administration, from the UW-Milwaukee and is a past President of the UWM Alumni Association. He has published articles on state and local government in the American Review of Public Administration, Public Administration Times, Wisconsin Counties Magazine, and Marquette Law Review.

Joe and his wife Mary Ann live on the southwest side of Milwaukee. Joe is a life-long resident of Milwaukee County who is committed to listening and responding to your concerns.

Committee Assignments

  • Intergovernmental Relations Committee, Chair
  • Finance Committee
  • Transportation, Public Works, and Transit Committee

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Press Releases

Supervisor Czarnezki Calls for Vaccination of Poll Workers and Election Officials


County Supervisor Joseph J. Czarnezki is calling upon Governor Tony Evers, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services and all local health departments in Milwaukee County to include poll workers and election officials in Group 1b for vaccine distribution.

Federal Agents Aren’t Welcome Here


County Supervisors Jason Haas, Sequanna Taylor, Steve Shea, Ryan Clancy, Joseph Czarnezki, and Shawn Rolland issued the following statement today on President Donald J. Trump’s deployment of federal agents to the city of Milwaukee under Operation Legend

Supervisors Denounce Anti-Democratic Coup Attempt in Washington D.C.


Supervisors Ryan Clancy, Joseph J. Czarnezki, Jason Haas, Willie Johnson, Jr., Sylvia Ortiz-Velez, Shawn Rolland, Steven Shea, Liz Sumner and Sheldon A. Wasserman released the following statement regarding the riotous mob storming the United States Capitol in a reprehensible attempt to stop Congress from certifying the Presidential election

Nicholson, Czarnezki, and Rolland Lead Effort to Secure Critically Needed Federal Aid


County Board Chairwoman Marcelia Nicholson and Supervisors Joseph Czarnezki and Shawn Rolland introduced a resolution today urging the U.S Congress to pass and President Donald J. Trump to sign a $500 billion emergency stabilization aid package for counties and cities across America.

Supervisors Clancy and Czarnezki Call for Investment in Youth at Vel R. Phillips Youth and Family Justice Center


County Supervisors Ryan Clancy and Joe Czarnezki are requesting that potential surplus tax levy funds be used to renovate the Detention Center kitchen at the Vel R. Phillips Youth and Family Justice Center.

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