Board of Supervisors
 

Shawn Rolland

6th District Supervisor

How to Contact the 6th District

Call my office at (414) 278-4273

Email me at Shawn.Rolland@milwaukeecountywi.gov

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

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.

County Board of Supervisors Congratulate Colectivo Workers on Successful Union Election

Aug-27-2021

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.

County Supervisors Denounce Supreme Court Decision to Overturn Roe v. Wade

Jun-27-2022

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

Supervisors Propose Vaccine Incentives and Requirement for all Milwaukee County Employees

Aug-23-2021

Supervisor Ryan Clancy has introduced a resolution proposing that Milwaukee County require all employees to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19. Clancy is also urging County leaders to incentivize vaccinations to encourage employee participation, and to apply the policy in an equitable fashion. Supervisors Rolland, Shea, and Czarnezki are co-sponsors.

County Supervisors Support Milwaukee Brewers Pride Night

Jun-07-2022

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.

Milwaukee County ARPA Task Force to Hold First Meeting Thursday

Aug-12-2021

On Thursday, August 12 at 10 a.m., Milwaukee County’s American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Task Force will meet for the first time. Public comment is welcome and those interested in speaking to any agenda item can sign up on the County web site.

County Supervisors Congratulate José G. Pérez on Election as Common Council President

Apr-20-2022

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.

Supervisor Rolland Urges Wauwatosa Common Council To Reject Ordinance That Would Worsen Homelessness And Job Insecurity

Aug-03-2021

Milwaukee County Supervisor Shawn Rolland is calling on the Wauwatosa Common Council to reject a proposed city ordinance, that, if enacted, would enable Wauwatosa Police Department officers to issue tickets ranging from $25 to $500 to neighbors who are panhandling in certain Wauwatosa intersections.

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

Sep-02-2021

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 Board of Supervisors Congratulate the Bucks on Historic NBA Championship

Jul-22-2021

On Tuesday night the Milwaukee Bucks defeated the Phoenix Suns in game 6 of the NBA Finals to win the team’s first NBA Championship since 1971.

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In The News

Urban Milwaukee: Should County Parks Serve Wine, Spirits?

Aug-25-2022

A number of Milwaukee County Supervisors have sponsored legislation requesting the state allow the county to sell hard liquor and wine at its parks. The supervisors are calling on the state Legislature to simply pass statutory language found in a 2015 assembly bill that never made it out of committee.

TMJ4: Officials Announce $19M Towards Affordable Housing Options in Milwaukee County

Jul-11-2022

Milwaukee County leaders announced Monday they will use $19 million in federal Covid-19 relief money to help establish more affordable housing options.

Wisconsin Examiner: Milwaukee County Board Split on Ballot Referenda For November

Aug-01-2022

November referendum proposals have caused a stir on the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors. Two referenda, one dealing with banning assault-style weapons and another regarding cannabis legalization, passed, while another referendum that would have asked voters about abortion bans was rejected.

OnMilwaukee: Urban Spelunking: Former Schuster's / County's Coggs Human Services Center

Jul-05-2022

As a window re-opens on one former Milwaukee department store, it appears likely to close for good on another. Work has begun to transform the former Schuster’s – which also briefly bore the Gimbels name – on King Drive and Garfield Avenue.

Urban Milwaukee: Board Approves Two Fall Referendums

Jul-28-2022

After a month of lengthy debates, the Milwaukee County Board approved two advisory ballot measures for the November election. The non-binding referendums will ask voters their opinion on statewide legalization of marijuana and the banning of assault rifles and semi-automatic weapons.

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.

Urban Milwaukee: Crowley Approves $19 Million For Affordable Housing

Jul-11-2022

Milwaukee County Executive David Crowley signed a spending package Monday that will put $19 million into affordable housing projects throughout the county, with a particular focus on the suburbs.

JS Online: Milwaukee and Milwaukee County Have Received Hundreds of Millions From Historic ARPA Relief

Jun-17-2022

With the second tranche of hundreds of millions of dollars in federal pandemic aid expected to soon land in Milwaukee city and county coffers, officials are facing new decisions on how to spend the historic sums.

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