Board of Supervisors
 

Priscilla E. Coggs-Jones

13th District Supervisor

Represented County Supervisory District 10 prior to decennial redistricting

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Dear 13th District Residents,

I am so thankful to serve as your representative on the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors. I believe that ensuring the quality of and access to Milwaukee County services will help maintain a sufficient safety net for my constituents. Human services and behavioral health services are vital for everyone who has endured trauma during the pandemic and due to the racial disparities this country has witnessed and experienced. I will listen to your concerns regarding all matters of importance. Thank you again for giving me the opportunity to serve you on the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors!

How to Contact Me

Call my office at (414) 278-4265.

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About Supervisor Coggs-Jones

Supervisor Coggs-Jones was elected to the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors in a special election in 2021. Before joining the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors, Supervisor Coggs-Jones worked in human resources as a workshop facilitator. In this role, Supervisor Coggs-Jones developed skills in administrative tasks including interviewing, coaching, resume writing assistance and human services. Supervisor Coggs-Jones has a deep history of community involvement. In the area of workforce development, she has worked with a diverse group of individuals, including those coming out of incarceration, entry level job seekers, and people dealing with professional setbacks.

Supervisor Coggs-Jones is the founder of Urban Grass Roots (UGR) Inc., which provides community block clean-ups and embellishing efforts in partnership with residents. Her passion for beautification was sparked by her past work for Milwaukee County Parks at the lakefront. While working there she envisioned what our community could look like if we put a little more effort and time into enhancing our community. Since 2009, Ms. Coggs-Jones has showcased her vision for UGR Inc. through countless clean-ups, Earth Day celebrations and other enhancing activities. She strongly believes that with help from the community we can make a difference and impact for our neighborhoods.

Supervisor Coggs-Jones believes that collective effort and collaboration with residents lead to healthy communities, saying, “Our family’s commitment to humanity leaves a lasting impact on Milwaukee County. It is a priority for me to continue that commitment to humanity.”

Supervisor Coggs-Jones serves on the following committees:

  • Audit
  • Transportation, Public Works and Transit
  • Judiciary, Safety and General Services

Supervisor Coggs-Jones is committed to:

  • Transportation
  • Job Creation
  • Improve Access for Mental Health and Human Services
  • Diversity & Inclusion in Milwaukee County Government

 

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13th Supervisory District County Parks

Supervisor Coggs-Jones feels that we can continue to build on Milwaukee County Parks improvements with urban agriculture to decrease food insecurity. Such collaborations will bridge the gap between resources and the people.

 

All Press Release, Newsletter, and In The News content dated prior to April 18, 2022, reflects Supervisor Coggs-Jones representing County Supervisory District 10 prior to decennial Milwaukee County redistricting.

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Press Releases

Supervisor Coggs-Jones, Community Organizations to Host 5th Annual MKE Harambee Clean-Up

Apr-21-2022

In honor of Earth Day, County Supervisor Priscilla E. Coggs-Jones will team up with community organizations to host the 5th Annual MKE Harambee clean-up on Friday, April 22 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Supervisor Coggs-Jones and King Advisory Inc. Invite Community to the 26th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Book Bag Giveaway

Sep-16-2021

Supervisor Priscilla E. Coggs-Jones and King Advisory Inc. (KAI) welcome all children and parents to participate in the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Back to School Festival this Saturday from noon-3 pm at Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Park, 1531 W. Vliet St., Milwaukee, Wis.

Supervisor Coggs-Jones Celebrates Women’s History Month

Mar-30-2022

At their Thursday, March 24 meeting the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors celebrated Women’s History Month by honoring Milwaukee women who embody this year’s theme of “Women Providing Healing, Promoting Hope.”

Supervisor Coggs-Jones Expresses Support for New Mental Health Emergency Center

Sep-07-2021

County Supervisor Priscilla E. Coggs-Jones applauds the decade-long collaboration between public and private entities which led to the establishment of a new Mental Health Emergency Center located at 1525 N 12th Street.

MLK Community Center to Host Make a Family Smile 2021 Drive-Thru Turkey Drive

Nov-19-2021

The Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center, Milwaukee County Parks, We Care Crew, and King Advisory Inc. will host the Make a Family Smile 2021 Drive-Thru Turkey Drive on Monday, November 22 at 10 a.m.

County Board of Supervisors Congratulate Colectivo Workers on Successful Union Election

Aug-27-2021

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.

Supervisor Coggs-Jones Statement on the Kyle Rittenhouse Verdict

Nov-19-2021

This afternoon a Kenosha County jury found Kyle Rittenhouse not guilty on counts of intentional, reckless, and attempted homicide and reckless endangerment. County Supervisor Coggs-Jones released the following statement on the verdict.

Supervisor Coggs-Jones Congratulates New King Advisory, Inc. Leadership

Aug-03-2021

King Advisory, Inc. (KAI), the nonprofit partner of Milwaukee County’s Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center and Park, has elected new leadership. KAI’s new officers include President Dawonn Averhart, Vice President Nori Carter, Secretary Felicia Williams, and Treasurer and Co-Founder Vanessa Johnson.

Supervisor Coggs-Jones to Unveil New Lucille Berrien Park Sign

Oct-21-2021

Supervisor Priscilla E. Coggs-Jones will host an event recognizing the renaming of Lindbergh Park to Lucille Berrien Park on Saturday, October 23, and unveil publicly the official Milwaukee County Parks sign with the new name.

I Am Not My Hair - County Board of Supervisors Unanimously Adopt Supervisor Coggs-Jones Resolution Supporting the CROWN Act

Aug-02-2021

The County Board of Supervisors unanimously adopted a proposal from Supervisor Priscilla E. Coggs-Jones calling on the State of Wisconsin to pass into law the Create a Respectful and Open World for Natural Hair (CROWN) Act, prohibiting discrimination of natural hairstyles; and declaring July 3, 2021 as CROWN Day in Milwaukee County.

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Newsletters

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In The News

Urban Milwaukee: Nicholson Shuffles Board’s Leadership

May-03-2022

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: Board Will Consider Raise for Sheriff

Jan-17-2022

Milwaukee County’s Department of Human Resources would like to give the Milwaukee County Sheriff a 4% raise. But if the past is any indication, it’s unlikely this will make it through the Milwaukee County Board without a fight.

TMJ4: Local Officials To Unveil Dontre Hamilton Memorial Bench, Plaque

Apr-29-2022

Local officials will be unveiling a memorial bench and plaque for Dontre Hamilton at Red Arrow Park on Saturday. Hamilton was shot and killed by a Milwaukee police officer on April 30, 2014.

Urban Milwaukee: Board Adopts 2022 Budget of $1.2 Billon

Nov-10-2021

The Milwaukee County Board adopted a $1.2 billion annual budget for 2022 on Monday. This budget represents an approximately 8% increase from the 2021 budget. For the second year in a row, the county also increased the number of full-time employees, though it’s just seven new positions, after 30 years of personnel cuts.

JS Online: Families Pay $5.1 Million Per Year For Calls With Loved Ones In The Milwaukee County Jail

Feb-14-2022

For the last three years, Pam Spingola has been paying out of pocket to make sure her two young children are able to maintain contact with their father incarcerated at the Milwaukee County Jail.

TMJ4: Milwaukee County Stepping up Lifeguard Recruitment Efforts to Keep Pools Open Next Summer

Nov-03-2021

Two hundred lifeguards. That's the ideal number of staff Milwaukee County officials are hoping to recruit for next summer after dealing with a rough season this year.

Urban Milwaukee: Board Okays New Jail Phone Call Policy

Feb-07-2022

The Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors adopted a watered down version of the free phone calling policy proposed by Supervisor Ryan Clancy.

JS Online: A Milwaukee Park Is Renamed For Lucille Berrien, A Longtime Political And Social Justice Activist

Oct-24-2021

As a kid, Brian Verdin spent hours playing on the basketball courts and the ice skating rink in Lindbergh Park. He paid little attention to whom the park was named for until he got older. That's when the park’s name became problematic.

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