Board of Supervisors

Chairman Theodore Lipscomb, Sr. 1st District

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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

Lipscomb Proposal to Modernize MCTS Bus Fleet Will Save County $27 Million


A report on the Milwaukee County Transit System's (MCTS) planned transition to battery electric buses (BEBs) concluded that the county could save $27 million and dramatically reduce harmful emissions by 2040 if the fleet modernization project proposed by Chairman Theodore Lipscomb, Sr. proceeds at an aggressive pace.

Supervisors Recommend Continuation of Free Birth Certificate Program


The Finance and Audit - Budget Committee voted unanimously to continue Milwaukee County's free birth certificate program through 2020 today by approving a budget amendment from Chairman Theodore Lipscomb, Sr.

Lipscomb Statement on Lack of Vetoes in 2020 County Budget


Board of Supervisors Chairman Theodore Lipscomb, Sr., released the following statement upon the announcement by County Executive Chris Abele that he would not veto any provisions of the 2020 Milwaukee County budget.

Lipscomb Proposes Funds for Domes Preservation


County Board Chairman Theodore Lipscomb, Sr., is calling for funding the ongoing development of a plan to restore the Mitchell Park Horticultural Conservatory Domes with an amendment to the 2020 Milwaukee County budget.

Supervisors Adopt 2020 County Budget


The Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors set (14-4) the 2020 Milwaukee County budget today after adopting several amendments to the County Executive's budget proposal, including one from Board Chairman Theodore Lipscomb, Sr. to maintain transit services and invest in county facilities and employees.

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.

Lipscomb Amendment Addresses Concerns About Electronic Monitoring Proposal


The County Board's Finance Committee unanimously recommended a proposal from Chairman Theodore Lipscomb, Sr. today to address concerns about the County Executive's proposal to expand the use of electronic monitoring as an alternative to housing up to 100 inmates at the House of Correction (HOC).

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.

MEDIA ADVISORY: Public Hearing on 2020 County Budget Tonight at Marcus Center


The Board of Supervisors will hold its annual public hearing on the proposed Milwaukee County budget tonight at 6:00pm, at the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts. Members of the Board of Supervisors will be present to listen to constituents share their priorities for the 2020 Milwaukee County budget.

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.

Lipscomb Amendment Restores Services and Invests in County Facilities, Workers


The budget-setting Finance Committee of the Milwaukee County Board recommended an amendment to the proposed 2020 county budget today that would restore transit services, invest in parks, cultural facilities, and county workers, and reduce the property tax levy increase to a level below that recommended by County Executive Chris Abele.

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.

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