Board of Supervisors

Liz Sumner

1st District Supervisor

How to Contact the 1st District

Contact Supervisor Sumner by phone at (414) 278-4280
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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

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.

County Board of Supervisors Congratulate Colectivo Workers on Successful Union Election


On Monday, workers at Colectivo Coffee won an election to form a union by a margin of 106-99, after the National Labor Relations Board opened up seven challenged ballots that were uncounted during the first count, which resulted in a 99-99 tie result.

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 Board of Supervisors Congratulate the Bucks on Historic NBA Championship


On Tuesday night the Milwaukee Bucks defeated the Phoenix Suns in game 6 of the NBA Finals to win the team’s first NBA Championship since 1971.

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.

Supervisor Sumner Calls for Keeping Great Lakes Erosion Control Loan Program in State Budget


The Intergovernmental Relations Committee unanimously recommended a resolution from Supervisor Liz Sumner yesterday calling on the Wisconsin Legislature to include the Great Lakes Erosion Control loan program in its adopted 2021-2023 biennial budget.

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.

Supervisor Sumner to Host Three Virtual Community Forums


County Supervisor Liz Sumner will host three hour-long virtual community forums throughout 2021 to give residents an outlet to ask questions, express concerns, and propose ideas regarding Milwaukee County issues.

Supervisor Sumner Applauds Oak Leaf Trail Sinkhole Emergency Declaration


County Supervisor Liz Sumner was thrilled to join her colleagues Thursday in unanimously voting to take immediate action to address the Oak Leaf Trail Zip Line Sinkhole.

Supervisors Clancy, Czarnezki, and Sumner Applaud Decision to Reject Gun Shows at County Sports Complex


Today the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors rejected (13-3) a proposal to allow Milwaukee County to host gun shows at the Milwaukee County Sports Complex. Supervisors Ryan Clancy, Joseph J. Czarnezki, and Liz Sumner released the following statement applauding this decision.

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In The News

Urban Milwaukee: Nicholson Shuffles Board’s Leadership


Marcelia Nicholson was recently re-elected Chair of the Milwaukee County Board on an unanimous vote, and has announced a slate of committee chairs for the board’s new session that scrambles the old leadership.

Urban Milwaukee: Supervisors Push Federal Review of State Funding


Milwaukee County will have to make major cuts to public services if it does not begin to receive new or additional revenues in the near future.

Urban Milwaukee: Crowley Signs Paid Parental Leave Bill


Milwaukee County Executive David Crowley signed legislation on Tuesday creating a paid parental leave policy for county employees after a birth or an adoption.

JS Online: Milwaukee County Board Approves Resolution to Repair Oak Leaf Trail Sinkhole


Pedestrians and cyclists will soon be able to enjoy a section of the Oak Leaf Trail between Silver Spring Drive and Bender Road after the Milwaukee County Board approved a resolution Sept. 23 to repair the path.

CBS 58: Milwaukee County Board Approves Paid Parental Leave Program For Employees


Milwaukee County employees will now be eligible to receive paid parental leave. Milwaukee County Board members voted unanimously Thursday, March 24, to create the program.

JS Online: Marijuana Is Not Legal Yet In Wisconsin - Here's How Some Milwaukee-Area Leaders Feel About It


Despite years of polling showing consistent public support for the legalization of marijuana, and some efforts by state and local leaders to implement that policy, legalization remains a distant goal, state representatives say.

Urban Milwaukee: County Set to Pass Paid Family Leave


The Milwaukee County Board is moving to provide eight weeks of paid parental leave for all county employees.

Urban Milwaukee: Sheriff Projects $3.9 Million Overtime Deficit


In April, the Milwaukee County Board passed an ordinance that requires county departments projecting a budget deficit or overtime budget deficit to come before the board with a report and a plan to remediate it.

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