Board of Supervisors

Shawn Rolland

6th District Supervisor

How to Contact the 6th District

Call my office at (414) 278-4273

Email me at [email protected]

About Supervisor Rolland

Supervisor Shawn Rolland is proud to represent neighborhoods in Wauwatosa and Milwaukee's Washington Heights as 6th District Supervisor. He was elected in April 2020. While on the board, he has served as chairman of the Health Equity, Human Needs & Strategic Planning Committee and the Economic and Community Development Committee – and as co-chair of the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Task Force. As a County Board Supervisor, Shawn has sought to support impactful, fiscally-responsible, data-driven decisions that advance the county’s strategic plan – supporting initiatives to create more affordable housing and eliminate residents’ medical debt. He’s also proactively advocated for capital improvements for District 6 parks and parkway roads as part of the budget process.

In addition to his County Board duties, Shawn is an active parent and supporter of Wisconsin’s public schools. He served on the Wauwatosa School Board from 2016 to 2022, where he was elected the body’s president, vice-president, legislative advocacy committee co-chair, and Wisconsin Association of School Boards Assembly Delegate. Alongside fellow parents and neighbors, Shawn co-founded Support Our Schools Wauwatosa, “a parent-powered, nonpartisan, grassroots non-profit that believes in and advocates for public education in Wauwatosa and throughout Wisconsin.” He’s also an active volunteer at his kids’ Wauwatosa schools: Wauwatosa East High School and Longfellow Middle School.

After attending Franklin High School, Shawn graduated with honors from Drake University in 2004 with a degree in public relations. As a senior communications strategist, he’s represented a variety nonprofits, governmental organizations and private sector businesses.

Shawn, his wife Elizabeth, and children Ethan, Sarah and Lucy are all proud residents of Wauwatosa.

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Press Releases

Milwaukee County ARPA Task Force Endorses Medical Debt Abolishment Proposal


By a vote of 4 to 1, the Milwaukee County American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Task Force endorsed a resolution to allocate approximately $1.6 million in federal ARPA funding to RIP Medical Debt (RIP) in order to purchase and erase an estimated $153 million in medical debt.

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

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 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.

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.

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.

Finance Committee Unanimously Recommends Supervisors Rolland, Taylor, Martinez Amendment Increasing Infrastructure and Parks Funding


Today the County Board’s Finance Committee unanimously recommended for adoption a budget amendment by Supervisors Shawn Rolland, Steve F. Taylor, and Juan Miguel Martinez to provide funding for several improvements to both parks and infrastructure in Milwaukee County.

Milwaukee County’s ARPA Task Force Endorses Strategic Framework For Funding And Recommends Proposals To Fight Homelessness And COVID-19


Today, Milwaukee County’s American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Task Force endorsed a strategic framework to guide its future work to allocate $183.6 million in federal funds, and also endorsed two emergency funding proposals that seek to strengthen the county’s pandemic response and its support for individuals facing homelessness and precarious situations.

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


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.

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.

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In The News

Urban Milwaukee: County’s Debt Relief Program No Laughing Matter


If if weren’t for comedian John Oliver, there probably wouldn’t be an innovative Milwaukee County program to erase $153 million in debt for county residents.

Urban Milwaukee: Committee Approves Medical Debt Relief


Sup. Shawn Rolland‘s plan to erase $153 million worth of medical debt in Milwaukee County cleared the board’s powerful Committee on Finance Thursday.

WPR: Milwaukee County Working With Nonprofit To Eliminate $153M In Residents' Medical Debt


Milwaukee County is partnering with a national nonprofit to eliminate more than $150 million in medical debt held by some 67,000 residents.

Urban Milwaukee: Free Golf For Parks Employees?


Milwaukee County Parks is looking to give its employees a new benefit to thank them for their hard work: free or reduced rounds of golf.

JS Online: Milwaukee County Board Approves $153M to Wipe Out Residents' Medical Debt


Roughly 67,000 eligible Milwaukee County residents will now benefit from a countywide push to erase crippling medical debt as a part of a new initiative sweeping the cities and counties across the United States.

TMJ4: Proposal To Erase Medical Debt In Milwaukee County Moves Forward


An effort to erase millions of dollars in medical debt for Milwaukee County residents is moving forward. The American Rescue Plan Act Task Force just voted to send this proposal to the finance committee, and if they approve it, to the full county board.

Urban Milwaukee: Board Approves Cost Increase For Jail Food Contract


The company that provides food in Milwaukee County correctional facilities secured an 8% price hike from the Milwaukee County Board Thursday.

TMJ4: This Is How A Non-Profit Is Hoping To Wipe Out Medical Debt In Milwaukee County


An effort to erase millions of dollars in medical debt for Milwaukee County residents is moving forward. The American Rescue Plan Act task force voted Thursday to send this initiative to the finance committee, and if they approve it, to the full county board.

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