Board of Supervisors

Liz Sumner

1st District Supervisor

How to Contact the 1st District

Contact Supervisor Sumner by phone at (414) 278-4280
or email at [email protected].

About Supervisor Sumner

Supervisor Liz Sumner was elected in 2020 and re-elected in 2022 to represent the residents of Milwaukee County's 1st District, which includes Bayside, Fox Point, Glendale, River Hills, Shorewood, and Whitefish Bay.

Liz serves as Chair of the Finance Committee and as a member of the Audit Committee for the 2022-2024 term. In the past, she served on the Parks, Energy and Environment Committee, as well as Finance and Audit committees.

Liz is a born and raised Milwaukeean. She spent her first years in the Sherman Park neighborhood before moving to Shorewood, where she attended Shorewood public schools and graduated from Shorewood High School.

Liz went on to graduate from Marquette University with a BA in Political Science and French. After three years in Seattle and eight years in Chicago, where she obtained an MBA from the Booth School of Business at the University of Chicago with concentrations in Strategy and Finance, Liz returned to Milwaukee in 2007 to be closer to family and to open her own business.

Liz and her family live in Fox Point, where her kids attend public schools. The family is also active members of Congregation Shalom. In 2015, Liz was elected trustee to the Fox Point Village Board and was re-elected in 2018. She truly enjoys serving her community at the municipal and county levels and she looks forward to the upcoming 2022-2024 County Board term.

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Press Releases

County Supervisors Commend Bruce Colburn on Long Career Fighting for Workers’ Rights


Longtime labor leader Bruce Colburn is retiring after more than 50 years fighting for workers’ rights at the local, state, and national level. Members of the County Board released the following statement.

County Supervisors Commend Milwaukee County Transit System and Amalgamated Transit Union 998 on New Contract


On Tuesday, November 29, Milwaukee County Transit System (MCTS) and Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Local 998, the union that represents MCTS bus drivers and mechanics, reached an agreement on a 3-year contract.

Roe v. Wade Decision Would Be an Unacceptable Backslide for Women’s Rights


On Monday evening, it was reported that the United States Supreme Court had voted to strike down the Roe v. Wade decision, which guaranteed federal protections of abortion rights. County Board Chairwoman Marcelia Nicholson and Supervisors Felesia A. Martin and Liz Sumner released the following statement on the draft opinion.

Finance Committee Unanimously Recommends Nicholson, Sumner Amendment Funding Paratransit and Parks


Today the County Board’s Finance Committee unanimously recommended for adoption an amendment authored by Chairwoman Marcelia Nicholson and Supervisor Liz Sumner.

County Supervisors Congratulate José G. Pérez on Election as Common Council President


Yesterday Alderman José G. Pérez was unanimously elected President of the Milwaukee Common Council, becoming the first Latino to hold this position. Milwaukee County Supervisors released the following statement congratulating President Pérez.

County Supervisors Denounce Supreme Court Decision to Overturn Roe v. Wade


County Board Chairwoman Marcelia Nicholson and Supervisors Felesia A. Martin, Liz Sumner, Willie Johnson, Jr., Sheldon A. Wasserman, Ryan Clancy, and Shawn Rolland issued the following statement today in response to the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade

Board of Supervisors Approves Paid Parental Leave Policy for County Employees


Today the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors unanimously adopted a proposal by Supervisors Liz Sumner and Ryan Clancy to provide eight weeks of paid parental leave for county employees.

County Supervisors Support Milwaukee Brewers Pride Night


Today Milwaukee County Board Chairwoman Marcelia Nicholson and County Supervisors Peter Burgelis, Ryan Clancy, Felesia Martin, Juan Miguel Martinez, Shawn Rolland, Liz Sumner, Kathleen Vincent, and Sheldon Wasserman released the following statement.

Supervisors Sumner and Wasserman to Host Virtual Town Hall on 2022 Budget Oct. 20


Milwaukee County Supervisors Liz Sumner (District 1) and Sheldon Wasserman (District 3) will host a virtual town hall on the 2022 Milwaukee County Budget on Wednesday, October 20, from 7- 8:30 pm.

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In The News

Urban Milwaukee: Estabrook Beer Garden Sets Grand Opening


An early April “fool’s spring” coaxed Milwaukeeans outdoors in record numbers last week, leading Estabrook Beer Garden to host a pre-season opening. The beer garden, 4600 Estabrook Pkwy., is now adhering to its regular operating hours, though a grand opening is still on the horizon.

Urban Milwaukee: Will Public Pools Open in 2023?


The Milwaukee County Board recently adopted a budget for the government in 2023, which included enough funding to open five county-run public pools. But whether all those pools open is another question.

CBS 58: Local Female Powerhouses Honored During Milwaukee County Board Meeting


Dozens of local female powerhouses were honored Thursday morning at the county courthouse by the Milwaukee County Board.

Urban Milwaukee: Board Adopts 2023 County Budget


The Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors adopted a 2023 budget Thursday after spending nearly 12 hours reviewing amendments.

Urban Milwaukee: Board Releases Funds for Park Projects


Milwaukee County Board Chairwoman Marcelia Nicholson authored an amendment to the 2023 county budget that used projected health care savings in 2023 to fund a number of things, including $1.3 million in maintenance projects for the parks system.

Urban Milwaukee: Disabled Riders Decry End To Taxi Service


Transit, in one form or another, was the major topic for Milwaukee County residents at the county board’s annual public budget meeting Tuesday night.

Milwaukee Business Journal: Milwaukee County Board Declines to Oppose Eight-Lane I-94 Rebuild on Close Vote


The Milwaukee County Board on a narrow 8-9 vote decided not to officially oppose the eight-lane reconstruction plan proposed for Interstate 94 east-west.

JS Online: Milwaukee County Committee Votes to Restore Paratransit Taxi Service Funding, Invest $1.3M in Parks


Following outcry from the disabilities community, the county's finance committee unanimously recommended to adopt an amendment that would restore funding for the paratransit taxi service in the 2023 county budget.

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