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 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

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: Board Approves Studying Demolition, Other Options For The Domes


For the first time in eight years, the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors has a new policy for the Mitchell Park Domes.

Urban Milwaukee: Board Approves Ungendered Bathrooms


The Milwaukee County Board approved two resolutions this month related to diversity and inclusion for transgender and nonbinary people and LGBTQ-identifying employees at its most recent meetings.

Urban Milwaukee: Board Adopts 2023 County Budget


The Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors adopted a 2023 budget Thursday after spending nearly 12 hours reviewing amendments.

Urban Milwaukee: Johnsons Park To Be Renamed


The Milwaukee County Board’s Finance Committee approved changing the name of Johnsons Park, or rather, completing the name. The committee recommended approval of a proposal from Chairwoman Marcelia Nicholson that would change the name from Johnsons Park to Clarence and Cleopatra Johnson Park.

Urban Milwaukee: County Would Raise Tax Levy For Forensic Science Center


Milwaukee County would borrow $62.9 million in 2023 to fill a funding gap for the proposed Forensic Science Center. The county will likely need to pay back the debt through an increase in property taxes.

Urban Milwaukee: Legal Concerns Raised Over Free Election-Day Transit


A proposal to offer free bus rides on election day narrowly passed a county committee Thursday after officials raised concerns about potential legal challenges and the county’s finances.

Urban Milwaukee: Board Approves Coggs Building Funding


The Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors approved approximately $32.3 million in funds for a new county building to replace the Marcia P. Coggs Human Services Center.

JS Online: Crumbling Milwaukee County Medical Examiner's Office Moves Closer To A New Home


The Milwaukee County Medical Examiner's Office has moved one step closer to exiting its disintegrating building with a vote by a key task force to put $20 million in federal pandemic aid toward a new facility in Wauwatosa.

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