Board of Supervisors

Chairman Theodore Lipscomb, Sr. 1st District

Dear Neighbors,

It is my honor to serve the 1st District of Milwaukee County. With approximately 52,000 residents, the 1st District includes all of Bayside, Brown Deer, Fox Point, Glendale, River Hills and several Milwaukee neighborhoods. We are part of a diverse and vibrant county with so much to offer from the airport to the zoo, to our parks and transit system.

Since taking office in 2008, I have worked hard to balance protecting vital services for our community with responsible budgeting. I am more energized and committed than ever in the 2018 - 2020 term to find innovative solutions to the challenges we face. Together we can ensure a bright future for our county.

An important part of our success is an active and informed citizenry. I encourage constituents to reach out to my office to share their views on county issues or sign up for my e-newsletter to receive updates on county news and events.

If you are ever interested in a specific county issue, CLIC allows 24-hour access to committee and board calendars, agendas and proceedings (2011 - present). Along with archived video and audio, the system allows you to live stream most meetings. 

I am proud of the work we have done and the investments we've made to open up your government in this way and promote greater transparency.

How to Contact Me

Contact my office at (414) 278-4280

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Kletzsch Park Dam Update

The Milwaukee County Parks Department and Wisconsin DNR recently held a public meeting about Kletzsch Park. Click on the links below to view the architectural drawings that were shared at that meeting.

Artist Rendition of Downstream Perspective 
Overhead View of Plan Rendering 
Cross Section of Fish Passage 
Funding Sources and Purpose 

About Supervisor Lipscomb

Theodore Lipscomb, Sr. was first elected to the County Board in 2008 and is currently serving his fourth term as the supervisor for the 1st District, having been re-elected in 2012, 2016 and 2018. The 1st District includes all of Bayside, Brown Deer, Fox Point, Glendale, River Hills and a portion of the northeast side of Milwaukee – more than 51,000 constituents in all. 

Milwaukee County Supervisors elected Lipscomb to serve as Chairman of the County Board on July 30, 2015, and re-elected him as Chairman for the 2016 - 2018 term and 2018 - 2020 term. He is the youngest person to be elected three times as Chairman of the Milwaukee County Board. 

Prior to becoming Chairman, Lipscomb served as Co-Chair of the Finance, Personnel and Audit Committee and also served on every standing committee of the County Board.

Chairman Lipscomb is a graduate of Marquette University High School in Milwaukee and an honors graduate of the UW–Milwaukee. He has a bachelor's degree in architectural studies and a certificate in urban planning. His studies included time abroad at Oxford Brookes University in Oxford, England, and in Paris, along with independent study and research. He has continued his education with further graduate level studies in real estate finance and law, and has completed various professional certifications.

Chairman Lipscomb brings his many years of experience on housing and economic development issues to the County Board. Outside of his County Board duties, he maintains part-time involvement in real estate, which helps to ensure that he is up-to-date on current events and trends in the industry.

Chairman Lipscomb resides in Glendale with his wife, Nicole and their three children. They are lifelong residents of Milwaukee County and have lived in the 1st District for more than 30 years.

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Press Releases

Media Advisory: Public Hearing on 2020 County Budget Set for Nov. 4


The Board of Supervisors will hold its annual public hearing on the Milwaukee County budget on Monday, November 4, at 6:00pm. The hearing will take place at the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts, 929 N. Water St., in Milwaukee.

Workgroup Recommends Set of Legislative Solutions to Avert County Funding Crisis


The Fair Deal for Milwaukee County Workgroup voted unanimously Thursday to recommend a set of solutions for averting a looming funding crisis facing Milwaukee County.

County Board and Public Will Hear the Plan to Save Domes


The Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors will hold a public hearing regarding the future of the Mitchell Park Domes on September 18.

Abele, Lipscomb Announce Membership of Fair Deal Workgroup


A group of 16 Milwaukee County leaders will seek to find practical proposals to partner with the State of Wisconsin in addressing the County's funding challenges, County Executive Chris Abele and County Board Chairman Theodore Lipscomb, Sr., announced Monday.

Lipscomb Applauds Work of Domes Task Force


In a statement, County Board Chairman Theodore Lipscomb, Sr. expressed his appreciation for the work of the Milwaukee County Task Force on the Mitchell Park Conservatory Domes.

County Board Rejects Contracts With Unison


The County Board rejected four contracts totaling more than $1,875,000 with troubled non-profit UNISON Thursday, after adopting an amendment from Chairman Theodore Lipscomb, Sr., that calls for the County to procure the services from another vendor or provide them directly.

Lipscomb's Effort Sparks $1.7 Million in Grants for Battery Electric Buses


The Federal Transportation Administration announced Wednesday that Milwaukee County will receive $1.7 million through its "Low or No-emission" grant program to help purchase four battery electric buses (BEBs) this year, part of a first wave that will begin the County's transition away from fossil fuels.

County Board Proposes Moving Jail Medical In-house


The County Board approved (16 - 0) a proposal from Chairman Theodore Lipscomb, Sr., today that calls for Milwaukee County to provide inmate medical services, rather than continuing to contract with outside, private vendors.

Board of Supervisors Calls for Fair Deal to Avert County Funding Crisis


The Board of Supervisors voted unanimously (18-0) today to endorse an outline of potential solutions to avert a funding crisis facing Milwaukee County.

County Moves to Take Control of Jail Medical Services


The Finance and Audit Committee approved (7 - 0) a proposal from Chairman Theodore Lipscomb, Sr., today that recommends Milwaukee County directly provide inmate medical services, rather than continue contracting with an outside, private vendor.

Milwaukee County to Move Inmate Healthcare In-house by 2021


Milwaukee County will start providing inmate medical services in April of 2021, after a two-year contract with a temporary provider, recommended for approval today by the Finance and Audit Committee (5-0), expires.

Board of Supervisors Adopts 2019 Milwaukee County Budget


The Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors adopted (17 -1) the 2019 Milwaukee County budget today after adopting several amendments to County Executive Chris Abele's Recommended Budget, including a plan to preserve funding for a transit route to key job sites.

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