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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 Board Supervisors Collaborate on Budget, Vote to Enhance County Services, Invest in Safety and Security

Oct-26-2023

Today, Milwaukee County Board Chairwoman Marcelia Nicholson, in collaboration with co-sponsors, authored a proposal adopted by the Finance Committee to enhance County services and invest in public safety.

Milwaukee County ARPA Task Force Endorses Medical Debt Abolishment Proposal

Jan-19-2023

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.

Supervisor Rolland to Host District 6 Budget Town Hall

Oct-13-2023

Supervisor Shawn Rolland will host a town hall next week for District 6 residents to discuss the 2024 recommended budget for Milwaukee County. The town hall will take place on Thursday, October 19, at 7:15 p.m. at the Wauwatosa Public Library.

County Supervisors Commend Bruce Colburn on Long Career Fighting for Workers’ Rights

Jan-13-2023

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 Stand in Solidarity with UPS Workers

Jul-21-2023

United Parcel Service (UPS) recently reported it would return to the bargaining table with roughly 340,000 Teamsters-represented workers before their contract expires on July 31.

County Supervisors Commend Milwaukee County Transit System and Amalgamated Transit Union 998 on New Contract

Dec-01-2022

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 Hosting Washington Park Senior Center Town Hall Meeting on Proposed Sales Tax Increase

Jul-17-2023

County Supervisor Peter Burgelis, along with 1st Vice Chair Sequanna Taylor and County Supervisors Felesia A. Martin, Shawn Rolland, and Priscilla E. Coggs-Jones, will hold a town hall meeting on Tuesday, July 18, to discuss the proposed 0.4% increase of Milwaukee County's sales tax.

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

Oct-27-2022

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.

Supervisors Peter Burgelis, Felesia A. Martin, Shawn Rolland, Juan Miguel Martinez, and Caroline Gómez-Tom Announce Town Halls on Proposed Sales Tax

Jul-10-2023

County Supervisors Peter Burgelis, Felesia A. Martin, Shawn Rolland, Juan Miguel Martinez, and Caroline Gómez-Tom jointly announced today a series of town hall meetings on the potential implementation of an additional 0.4% sales tax in Milwaukee County.

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.

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In The News

Urban Milwaukee: Could Park Friends Help Prevent Illegal Dumping?

Nov-14-2023

This kind of dumping has been a nuisance throughout the parks system and a drain on Parks’ limited resources. Sup. Shawn Rolland drafted an amendment to the 2024 county budget asking the department to look into developing a neighborhood-watch-style program for the parks to “crowdsource the eyes across the county,” as Rolland put it.

Urban Milwaukee: Parks Replaces Tippecanoe Park Playground

Nov-04-2023

Milwaukee County Parks recently finished replacing the playground at Tippecanoe Park on the far south side of the city of Milwaukee.

Urban Milwaukee: Board Adopts 2024 Budget, Setting Up Battle With Crowley

Nov-09-2023

The Milwaukee County Board voted Thursday to approve a $1.4 billion budget for county government in 2024, but the budget process isn’t over.

Urban Milwaukee: What’s The Future of The Charles Allis Art Museum?

Nov-02-2023

The Charles Allis Art Museum has long been owned and maintained by Milwaukee County, but lately the cost to maintain the early 20th century has proven more than policymakers can bear.

Urban Milwaukee: Parks System Losing Trees Faster Than It Can Plant Them

Nov-08-2023

The Milwaukee County Parks System, with 15,000 acres and approximately 1.5 million trees, represents the greatest preserve of natural areas in Milwaukee County.

Urban Milwaukee: Crowley, Transit Officials Oppose ‘Transit Rangers’ Backed By Drivers

Oct-31-2023

Milwaukee County Transit System (MCTS) bus operators pleaded Monday night with the Milwaukee County Board to include funding for a new security force known as “transit rangers” in the 2024 budget.

Urban Milwaukee: Board and County Exec At Odds Over Debt, Spending

Nov-05-2023

The Milwaukee County Board is moving to pack as much spending as it can into the 2024 budget, and finds itself at odds with County Executive David Crowley and his administration over debt and spending that could contribute to future budget deficits.

WisBusiness: Descendant Community of Milwaukee County Grounds Cemeteries: Join us in Honoring our Veterans

Oct-31-2023

The Descendant Community of Milwaukee County Grounds Cemeteries, in collaboration with our esteemed community partners, is excited to announce the upcoming Veterans Memorialization Ceremony.

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