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

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.

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


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


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


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.

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.

Milwaukee County’s American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Task Force Will Launch On Aug. 12


On Thursday, August 12 at 10 am, Milwaukee County’s American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Task Force will meet for the first time, launching an effort to recommend how Milwaukee County should allocate $183.6 million in federal funding it will receive as part of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021.

Supervisors Propose Vaccine Incentives and Requirement for all Milwaukee County Employees


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.

Supervisor Rolland Appointed to Milwaukee Regional Innovation Center Board


Supervisor Shawn Rolland has been appointed to a three-year term on the Milwaukee Regional Innovation Center Board of Directors.

Milwaukee County ARPA Task Force to Hold First Meeting Thursday


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.

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.

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In The News

Urban Milwaukee: Nicholson Shuffles Board’s Leadership


Marcelia Nicholson was recently re-elected Chair of the Milwaukee County Board on an unanimous vote, and has announced a slate of committee chairs for the board’s new session that scrambles the old leadership.

Urban Milwaukee: Board Okays New Jail Phone Call Policy


The Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors adopted a watered down version of the free phone calling policy proposed by Supervisor Ryan Clancy.

Urban Milwaukee: Committee Opposes Minimum Bail Bills


A Milwaukee County Board committee has recommended, 3-1, rejecting a proposal to support minimum bail for some people charged with crimes.

Urban Milwaukee: Army Corps, MMSD Revitalizing Honey Creek


A streambed revitalization project will restore the natural bottom to Honey Creek in Wauwatosa. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, in partnership with Milwaukee County and the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District (MMSD), will rip out approximately 6,700 feet of concrete channel lining the creek bed.

Milwaukee NNS: Free Calls To Those Who Are Incarcerated Hits A Snag In Milwaukee County


A plan for free calls for those jailed at the Milwaukee County House of Correction and the Milwaukee County Jail has been blocked due to budgetary considerations.

CBS 58: Wheel Lock Giveaway Held in Milwaukee's Cooper Park


As carjackings and reckless driving continue to plague the Milwaukee area, officials are working to help people prevent their cars from being stolen.

JS Online: Families Pay $5.1 Million Per Year For Calls With Loved Ones In The Milwaukee County Jail


For the last three years, Pam Spingola has been paying out of pocket to make sure her two young children are able to maintain contact with their father incarcerated at the Milwaukee County Jail.

JS Online: The Suspect In A Milwaukee County Deputy Shooting Killed Himself When Police Approached, The Sheriff's Office Says


A Milwaukee County sheriff’s deputy was shot multiple times early Wednesday during a traffic stop investigation, beginning a series of emergency alerts to cellphones throughout the county that only ended when authorities confirmed the suspected gunman had killed himself.

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