Dear 10th District Residents,
I am so thankful to serve as your representative on the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors. I believe that ensuring the quality of and access to Milwaukee County services will help maintain a sufficient safety net for my constituents. Human services and behavioral health services are vital for everyone who has endured trauma during the pandemic and due to the racial disparities this country has witnessed and experienced. I will listen to your concerns regarding all matters of importance. Thank you again for giving me the opportunity to serve you on the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors!
How to Contact Me
Call my office at (414) 278-4265.
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About Supervisor Coggs-Jones
Supervisor Coggs-Jones was elected to the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors in a special election in 2021. Before joining the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors, Supervisor Coggs-Jones worked in human resources as a workshop facilitator. In this role, Supervisor Coggs-Jones developed skills in administrative tasks including interviewing, coaching, resume writing assistance and human services. Supervisor Coggs-Jones has a deep history of community involvement. In the area of workforce development, she has worked with a diverse group of individuals, including those coming out of incarceration, entry level job seekers, and people dealing with professional setbacks.
Supervisor Coggs-Jones is the founder of Urban Grass Roots (UGR) Inc., which provides community block clean-ups and embellishing efforts in partnership with residents. Her passion for beautification was sparked by her past work for Milwaukee County Parks at the lakefront. While working there she envisioned what our community could look like if we put a little more effort and time into enhancing our community. Since 2009, Ms. Coggs-Jones has showcased her vision for UGR Inc. through countless clean-ups, Earth Day celebrations and other enhancing activities. She strongly believes that with help from the community we can make a difference and impact for our neighborhoods.
Supervisor Coggs-Jones believes that collective effort and collaboration with residents lead to healthy communities, saying, “Our family’s commitment to humanity leaves a lasting impact on Milwaukee County. It is a priority for me to continue that commitment to humanity.”
Supervisor Coggs-Jones serves on the following committees:
- Transportation, Public Works and Transit
- Judiciary, Safety and General Services
Supervisor Coggs-Jones is committed to:
- Job Creation
- Improve Access for Mental Health and Human Services
- Diversity & Inclusion in Milwaukee County Government
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Supervisor Coggs-Jones feels that we can continue to build on Milwaukee County Parks improvements with urban agriculture to decrease food insecurity. Such collaborations will bridge the gap between resources and the people.
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The Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center, Milwaukee County Parks, We Care Crew, and King Advisory Inc. will host the Make a Family Smile 2021 Drive-Thru Turkey Drive on Monday, November 22 at 10 a.m.
Last week Supervisor Priscilla E. Coggs-Jones refereed the Get Vaccinated Basketball Tournament featuring County Executive David Crowley and staff at the Milwaukee County House of Correction. The event encouraged staff to get vaccinated against COVID-19.
This afternoon a Kenosha County jury found Kyle Rittenhouse not guilty on counts of intentional, reckless, and attempted homicide and reckless endangerment. County Supervisor Coggs-Jones released the following statement on the verdict.
County Supervisor Priscilla Coggs-Jones received the first dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at a vaccination drive hosted by Community Huddle on Wednesday, June 23.
Supervisor Priscilla E. Coggs-Jones will host an event recognizing the renaming of Lindbergh Park to Lucille Berrien Park on Saturday, October 23, and unveil publicly the official Milwaukee County Parks sign with the new name.
The County Board of Supervisors today unanimously adopted a proposal by Supervisor Priscilla Coggs-Jones to rename Lindbergh Park, 3629 N. 16th Street, to “Lucille Berrien Park.” “Ms. Lucille Berrien is an incredible community activist who deserves this recognition,” said Supervisor Coggs-Jones.
Supervisor Priscilla E. Coggs-Jones and King Advisory Inc. (KAI) welcome all children and parents to participate in the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Back to School Festival this Saturday from noon-3 pm at Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Park, 1531 W. Vliet St., Milwaukee, Wis.
County Supervisor Priscilla Coggs-Jones will partner with Community Huddle to host a vaccination drive on Wednesday, June 23 from 12-4 p.m. at the Community Huddle headquarters, 2745 N. Dr. Martin Luther King Dr.
County Supervisor Priscilla E. Coggs-Jones applauds the decade-long collaboration between public and private entities which led to the establishment of a new Mental Health Emergency Center located at 1525 N 12th Street.
We are overjoyed to once again be able to observe Juneteenth Day in person this year, especially given that this marks the 50th anniversary of Milwaukee’s storied celebration. For many of us, Juneteenth Day is more than just a time to connect with our community. It is a day to honor our history and chart our future.
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 Supervisor Priscilla E. Coggs-Jones will host her first community cleanup on Saturday, June 12 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Volunteers will begin at Sunshine Park, located at 14th Street and North Avenue, and proceed on North Avenue from 12th Street to 20th Street.
King Advisory, Inc. (KAI), the nonprofit partner of Milwaukee County’s Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center and Park, has elected new leadership. KAI’s new officers include President Dawonn Averhart, Vice President Nori Carter, Secretary Felicia Williams, and Treasurer and Co-Founder Vanessa Johnson.
One year ago today George Floyd was murdered by Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin. Supervisor Priscilla E. Coggs-Jones released the following statement on his murder and steps needed to combat police violence across the nation.
The County Board of Supervisors unanimously adopted a proposal from Supervisor Priscilla E. Coggs-Jones calling on the State of Wisconsin to pass into law the Create a Respectful and Open World for Natural Hair (CROWN) Act, prohibiting discrimination of natural hairstyles; and declaring July 3, 2021 as CROWN Day in Milwaukee County.
Newly elected County Supervisor Priscilla E. Coggs-Jones held a ceremonial swearing-in with family today in the County Board room of the Milwaukee County Courthouse.
County Supervisor Priscilla E. Coggs-Jones and Chairwoman Marcelia Nicholson will host a community cleanup on Saturday, July 24 from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm.
Newly-elected County Supervisor Priscilla E. Coggs-Jones will be sworn-in at a public ceremony on Friday, April 23 at 11 a.m. in the County Board room of the Courthouse.
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
The Milwaukee County Board adopted a $1.2 billion annual budget for 2022 on Monday. This budget represents an approximately 8% increase from the 2021 budget. For the second year in a row, the county also increased the number of full-time employees, though it’s just seven new positions, after 30 years of personnel cuts.
The Milwaukee County Board passed a resolution Thursday officially renaming a park for longtime Milwaukee activist Lucille Berrien. Berrien’s name will be given to what is currently Lindbergh Park, located at the intersection of N. 16th St. and W. Nash St.
Two hundred lifeguards. That's the ideal number of staff Milwaukee County officials are hoping to recruit for next summer after dealing with a rough season this year.
The Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors passed a resolution Thursday establishing a right to legal aid for tenants facing eviction. The Board also passed a resolution to rename Milwaukee’s Lindbergh Park after community activist Lucille Berrien.
As a kid, Brian Verdin spent hours playing on the basketball courts and the ice skating rink in Lindbergh Park. He paid little attention to whom the park was named for until he got older. That's when the park’s name became problematic.
Lindbergh Park was due for a name change. The park was named for pilot Charles Lindbergh, best known for making the first solo, nonstop flight between New York City and Paris. But he also blamed U.S. involvement in World War II on Jewish people, claiming they were misleading the American public as to the severity of Nazi Germany.
Calling the situation horrific and inexcusable, city, county and state leaders said this week they are committed to doing what it takes to improve conditions that leave Black renters in Milwaukee far more vulnerable to electrical fires than anybody else in the city.
Milwaukee County Supervisor Priscilla E. Coggs-Jones has sponsored a resolution that would rename Lindbergh Park for local Milwaukee activist, Lucille Berrien. The park is located at the intersection of N. 16th St. and W. Nash St.
The County Board of Supervisors today unanimously adopted a proposal to rename Lindbergh Park, 3629 N. 16th Street to “Lucille Berrien Park” on June 24. Located behind the old Keefe Avenue School, the park is surrounded by a predominantly Black neighborhood and serves as a center for community activities.
Lindbergh Park in Milwaukee sits a few blocks from the zooming cars on Atkinson Avenue, behind the old Keefe Avenue School. It is surrounded by houses that face the park, and many people see it as a symbol of nostalgia as well as their home. An effort is underway to rename the park, named after American aviator Charles Lindbergh.
Many people know at least one person who got sick from the COVID-19 virus. Most know more than one. County Supervisor Priscilla Coggs-Jones (District 10) got the virus along with the rest of her family; while each of them experienced different symptoms, it is a shared experience none of them want to repeat.