Board of Supervisors

Liz Sumner

1st District Supervisor

About Supervisor Sumner

Supervisor Liz Sumner was elected in 2020 to represent the residents of Milwaukee County's 1st District, which includes Fox Point, Bayside, River Hills, Brown Deer, Glendale and a neighboring section of Milwaukee.

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 husband, Nathaniel, married in 2010 and purchased their home in Fox Point a few years later. Together they are raising their two young children, who both attend Stormonth school. The Sumners are active members of Congregation Shalom in Fox Point.

In 2015, Liz was elected trustee to the Fox Point Village Board and was re-elected in 2018. She has truly enjoyed serving her community and looks forward to doing so on a larger scale on the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors.

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Press Releases

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.

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.

Milwaukee County Should Not Be in the Gun Show Business


On Tuesday the County Board’s Parks, Energy and Environment Committee approved a proposal from Supervisor Logsdon that would allow gun shows to be held at the Milwaukee County Sports Complex. Supervisors Ryan Clancy, Joseph J. Czarnezki and Liz Sumner released the following statement in opposition of the proposal.

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.

Supervisors Denounce Violence and Discrimination Against Asian Americans


On Tuesday a gunman killed eight people across three Atlanta-area spas—six of whom were women of Asian descent—in the latest example of a rising number of violent Anti-Asian American crimes during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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’ Statement on the Passing of Henry ‘Hank’ Aaron


On Friday, January 22, 2021 Henry “Hank” Aaron, Baseball Hall of Famer of the Milwaukee Braves, Atlanta Braves and Milwaukee Brewers, passed away. County Board Chairwoman Marcelia Nicholson and thirteen County Supervisors released the following statement in response.

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.

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

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In The News

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.

Urban Milwaukee: Sherman Park Could Get New Basketball Court


Nancy Lieberman Charities, based in Dallas, Texas, has offered to donate a new basketball court and funding for programming in the park.

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.

WUWM 89.7: Milwaukee County Board Nixes Gun Shows At Sports Complex, Reduces Marijuana Possession Fines to $1


The Milwaukee County Board has decided not to allow gun shows to continue at the Milwaukee County Sports Complex in Franklin, after all. The Board voted 13-3 Thursday to reject a proposal to revive the shows, which had been held biannually for years.

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.

Wisconsin Examiner: ‘Right To Counsel’ For Tenants Pushed By Milwaukee County Supervisor


Milwaukee County Supervisor Ryan Clancy is planning to introduce a resolution aiming to fund a “right to counsel” pilot program to help support tenants facing eviction and other legal measures from landlords. The program would be administered by the county’s housing division through 2022.

Milwaukee Independent: Gun Show Loophole: County Officials Oppose Proposal That Puts Milwaukee County in the Firearms Business


The County Board’s Parks, Energy and Environment Committee approved a proposal from Milwaukee County Supervisor Patti Logsdon on March 16 that would allow gun shows to be held at the Milwaukee County Sports Complex.

JS Online: Milwaukee County Board Allocates $1 Million To Restore Decaying Lake Park Footbridge, Moving Yearslong Project Forward


The project to restore the historic footbridge spanning Ravine Road in Milwaukee's Lake Park will get a $1 million infusion from county emergency funds, under legislation approved Thursday by the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors.

FOX 6: Milwaukee County amendment to permit gun show sparks debate


For years, the Milwaukee Gun Show has been held at the Milwaukee County Sports Complex in Franklin. If a gun show were to continue, an ordinance has to be amended.

Urban Milwaukee: Lake Park Bridge Needs $1 Million More


It looked to Milwaukee County officials like they had finally put together the funding to fix the historic Ravine Road Bridge in Lake Park. But as far as local contractors are concerned, they’re about $1 million short.

Urban Milwaukee: County Supervisors Back $1 Pot Penalty


The Milwaukee County penalty for marijuana possession would drop from up to $500 to $1, under a proposal introduced by a group of county supervisors. “In achieving racial equity, disparities in the criminal justice system, including marijuana and paraphernalia possession laws, must be eradicated,” the resolution said.

Urban Milwaukee: Wilson Park ‘Car Garden’ Approved


Milwaukee County Parks has reached an agreement with a south-side community organization to build out a “Classic Car Garden” on a little piece of currently unused land in Wilson Park.

Urban Milwaukee: Bradford Beach Restaurant Advancing


Bradford Beach concessionaire Dock Bradford is advancing a plan to turn the historic beach house into a restaurant, but would maintain public access to restrooms and other facilities. A modular bar would be constructed on the open-air second level of the structure. Seating would be added to both levels.

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