Board of Supervisors
 

Priscilla E. Coggs-Jones

13th District Supervisor

Represented County Supervisory District 10 prior to decennial redistricting

Picture of Supervisor Coggs-JonesDear 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.

Email me at [email protected]

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:

  • Chairwoman of the Transportation, Public Works and Transit
  • Vice-Chairwoman of the Health Equity, Human Needs & Strategic Planning
  • Economic and Community Development 

Supervisor Coggs-Jones is committed to:

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

Map of the 13th Supervisory District

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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 Encourages Community to Take Advantage of Thanksgiving Dinner Give-a-ways

Nov-18-2022

With the Thanksgiving holiday around the corner County Supervisor Priscilla E. Coggs-Jones is encouraging Milwaukee County residents to participate in the many dinner give-a-ways hosted by local organizations.

County Supervisors Coggs-Jones, Taylor, Clancy, and Rolland to Host Virtual Housing Strategy Meeting

Aug-11-2022

Milwaukee County Supervisors Priscilla Coggs-Jones, Sequanna Taylor, Ryan Clancy, and Shawn Rolland will host a virtual housing strategy meeting on Monday, August 15 from 5 – 6 p.m.

Supervisors Taylor, Martin and Coggs-Jones to Host Town Hall Meeting on 2023 Milwaukee County Budget

Oct-17-2022

On Wednesday, October 19, Supervisors Sequanna Taylor, Felesia A. Martin and Priscilla Coggs-Jones will host a town hall meeting on the 2023 Milwaukee County Budget at the McGovern Park Senior Center.

Community to Help Paint Huge Bronzeville Wood Letters for Bronzeville Week Art Project

Aug-01-2022

The towering wood letters that spell out BRONZEVILLE are in place along W. North Ave. (near N. 5th St.), and the public will again get a chance to decorate them during the Sunday, August 7 Bronzeville Cultural & Arts Festival (from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.)

Supervisor Coggs-Jones Applauds Expanded Access to Free COVID-19 Self-Tests

Sep-12-2022

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services has launched an online program for Wisconsinites to get free at-home rapid COVID-19 tests delivered directly to them. County Supervisor Priscilla E. Coggs-Jones made the following statement.

Supervisor Coggs-Jones Applauds Funding of Early Childhood and Family Engagement Project

Jul-28-2022

Today the County Board of Supervisors allocated more than $1.5 million in American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds to engage community partners in providing additional resources, services, and supports to children and families in Milwaukee County.

Supervisor Coggs-Jones Encourages Youth to Participate in Girls in Aviation Day

Sep-01-2022

Girls in Aviation Day, a worldwide event organized locally by the Southeastern Wisconsin Chapter of Women in Aviation, will be held Saturday, September 24 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at Mitchell International Airport.

Supervisors Taylor, Clancy, Coggs-Jones Decry Recommendation of Rejection for Housing Insecurity, Eviction and Racial Equity Subcommittee

Jun-22-2022

The Health Equity, Human Needs and Strategic Planning Committee voted to recommend rejection of a proposed ordinance change which would create a subcommittee comprised of members of the community, to focus on housing insecurity and develop housing eviction prevention strategies while ensuring racial equity.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center to Host Annual Back to School Event

Aug-11-2022

On Saturday, August 13 the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center, in partnership with King Advisory, Inc., will host its 27th annual back to school event from 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Supervisor Coggs-Jones Announces Appointments to Key Task Force and Board

Jun-15-2022

County Supervisor Priscilla E. Coggs-Jones shared her excitement to represent Milwaukee County on the City-County Joint Task Force on Climate and Economic Equity and the Combined Community Services Board.

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Newsletters

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In The News

Spectrum News 1: Meet Milwaukee County Supervisor Priscilla Coggs-Jones

Sep-23-2022

County Supervisor Priscilla Coggs-Jones (13th District-Milwaukee) enjoys collaborating with different community-based organizations and departments within Milwaukee County to help constituents get access to the resources they need.

JS Online: An anchor of the community, Milwaukee's Marcia P. Coggs Human Services Center Could Be Demolished For a Complete Rebuild

Jun-16-2022

Sonya Williams' first visit to the Marcia P. Coggs Human Services Center was more than four decades ago. Since then, the west side resident has visited the food pantry in the basement, the Medicaid enrollment booth on the first floor and the aging services department on the third floor.

FOX 6: Denita Ball Milwaukee County's 1st Female Sheriff

Aug-10-2022

Denita Ball won the Democratic primary for Milwaukee County sheriff Tuesday, Aug. 9, and with no Republican challenger in November, she becomes Milwaukee County's first female sheriff and the first Black woman to serve as sheriff in the state of Wisconsin.

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: Supervisors Seek Marijuana Referendum

Jul-05-2022

A group of supervisors are seeking to put an advisory referendum on ballots in Milwaukee County for the Nov. 8 election asking residents if they support the legalization of marijuana.

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.

Wisconsin Examiner: Proposed Milwaukee County Housing and Eviction Subcommittee Rejected

Jun-23-2022

Members of a Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors committee voted to recommend the rejection of the creation of a housing insecurity, eviction and racial equity subcommittee.

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.

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