Board of Supervisors

Shawn Rolland

6th District Supervisor

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About Supervisor Rolland

Supervisor Shawn Rolland is proud to represent neighborhoods in Wauwatosa, and portions of West Allis and Milwaukee's westside as 6th District Supervisor. He was elected in April 2020.

In addition to his County Board duties, Shawn is also an active parent and supporter of Wisconsin’s public schools. Elected to Wauwatosa School Board in 2016, he has represented the community as 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, Longfellow Middle School and Lincoln Elementary.

After attending Franklin High School, Shawn graduated with honors from Drake University in 2004 with a degree in public relations. As a communications strategist, he’s represented a variety nonprofits, governmental organizations and businesses including Northwestern Mutual, where he’s worked since 2008.

Shawn, his wife Elizabeth, children Ethan, Sarah and Lucy, their dogs Karl and Ruthie and cats Max and Lily, are all proud residents of Wauwatosa.

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Press Releases

Supervisors Clancy and Rolland Applaud Unanimous Recommendation of Overtime Accountability Ordinance


Today the County Board’s Finance Committee unanimously recommended passage of an ordinance change greatly improving the County Board’s fiscal oversight of county departments. The ordinance change is based on a 2020 budget amendment authored by Supervisors Ryan Clancy and Shawn Rolland.

Supervisor Rolland calls for Wauwatosa’s Police and Fire Commission to meet next week and begin weighing independent investigator’s report


The following is a statement from Shawn Rolland, a Milwaukee County Board Supervisor representing District 6 including neighborhoods in Wauwatosa, West Allis and Milwaukee’s westside, and also a Wauwatosa School Board member.

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.

Milwaukee County Board unanimously approves strategic planning ordinance


For the first time in Milwaukee County government history, a new strategic planning ordinance will require each department’s budget request proposal to, “show taxpayers and stakeholders how its departmental strategic plan links with the county’s strategic priorities, mission, vision, and values,” and requires leaders to, “include a department mission statement, strategic issues, goals and objectives, strategies to achieve the objectives, action plans and outcome/performance measures.”

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.

Federal Agents Aren’t Welcome Here


County Supervisors Jason Haas, Sequanna Taylor, Steve Shea, Ryan Clancy, Joseph Czarnezki, and Shawn Rolland issued the following statement today on President Donald J. Trump’s deployment of federal agents to the city of Milwaukee under Operation Legend

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

County Board Proposal Urges Governor and Legislature to Make Racist 911 Calls a Hate Crime


As part of Milwaukee County’s ongoing work to achieve racial equity, Milwaukee County Supervisor Shawn Rolland is introducing a resolution calling on Governor Tony Evers and the Wisconsin State Legislature to reclassify false police reports on any member of a minority group as a hate crime, mirroring legislation that’s been introduced in the state of New York.

Supervisor Rolland calls for focus on creating jobs and driving racial wealth equity


As the Milwaukee County Board and other government bodies meet to discuss their 2021 budgets, Supervisor Shawn Rolland (District 6) is calling for the community to prioritize job creation, economic development and racial equity.

Nicholson, Czarnezki, and Rolland Lead Effort to Secure Critically Needed Federal Aid


County Board Chairwoman Marcelia Nicholson and Supervisors Joseph Czarnezki and Shawn Rolland introduced a resolution today urging the U.S Congress to pass and President Donald J. Trump to sign a $500 billion emergency stabilization aid package for counties and cities across America.

Supervisor Rolland calls for Wauwatosa leaders and neighbors to come back to the table and talk


As Wauwatosa’s curfew expires, Milwaukee County Supervisor Shawn Rolland (District 6) – a Wauwatosa resident – is calling for Wauwatosa leaders and community advocates to try to find common ground while Wauwatosa’s Police and Fire Commission conducts its review into the conduct of Officer Joseph Mensah.

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In The News

FOX 6: Supervisors OK $1 penalty for possessing marijuana in Milwaukee County


The Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors voted 16-1 on Thursday, March 25 to reduce the county penalty for marijuana possession to $1 plus court fees. The most current fine was $250 -- with a maximum of $500, plus court fees. In 2019, the county issued 187 marijuana possession tickets.

Urban Milwaukee: Committee OK’s Funding for Emergency Mental Health Center


In late 2020 Milwaukee County announced its Behavioral Health Division (BHD) had partnered with four major health care systems — Ascension Wisconsin, Advocate Aurora Health, Froedtert Health and Children’s Wisconsin — to develop a new facility for county residents experiencing a psychiatric emergency.

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