Board of Supervisors
 

Jason Haas

14th District Supervisor

Dear Neighbor,

It is both an honor and privilege to continue to serve and represent you on the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors. I appreciate your confidence in me and pledge that I will continue to work hard for Milwaukee County, particularly District 14.  

I have been appointed to serve as chair of the Finance Committee for the 2020-2022 term. I also serve on the Audit Committee and the Mitchell Park Domes Task Force, which is working to determine the future of the Mitchell Park Horticultural Conservatory. 

As your County Supervisor, I will work collaboratively with my colleagues, the County Executive and his administration to provide the services that Milwaukee County residents are accustomed to and deserve. Please feel free to reach out to my office if you have any county-related concerns, as we would be happy to assist. 

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About Supervisor Haas

Supervisor Jason Haas was first elected 14th District Supervisor in a special election in April 2011, and won re-election in 2012, 2016, 2018 and 2020. He serves as chair of the Finance Committee, is a member of the Audit Committee and the Milwaukee Commission on Aging. His experience includes four years as chair of the Committee on Parks, Energy & Environment.

Jason is a resident of Bay View and an active member of the Garden District neighborhood.

Jason graduated from UW-Milwaukee in 2009 with a degree in history. He has over a decade of experience in the media and more than 20 years of work in the computer industry.

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Press Releases

Supervisor Haas Applauds Highway 41 Historic Garden Moving Forward

May-11-2021

The County Board’s Parks Committee today unanimously recommended a development and maintenance agreement between the Parks Department and South 27th Street Business District Association to create the Highway 41 Historic Garden in Wilson Park.

Milwaukee County Board Approves $700,000 for Arts Organizations Impacted by COVID-19

Nov-06-2020

At its Thursday, November 5 meeting, the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors authorized $700,000 for a program providing financial assistance to arts and cultural organizations adversely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Supervisors Denounce Violence and Discrimination Against Asian Americans

Mar-18-2021

On Tuesday a gunman killed eight people across three Atlanta-area spas—six of whom were women of Asian descent—in the latest example of a rising number of violent Anti-Asian American crimes during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Federal Agents Aren’t Welcome Here

Jul-30-2020

County Supervisors Jason Haas, Sequanna Taylor, Steve Shea, Ryan Clancy, Joseph Czarnezki, and Shawn Rolland issued the following statement today on President Donald J. Trump’s deployment of federal agents to the city of Milwaukee under Operation Legend

Supervisors’ Statement on the Passing of Henry ‘Hank’ Aaron

Jan-25-2021

On Friday, January 22, 2021 Henry “Hank” Aaron, Baseball Hall of Famer of the Milwaukee Braves, Atlanta Braves and Milwaukee Brewers, passed away. County Board Chairwoman Marcelia Nicholson and thirteen County Supervisors released the following statement in response.

Mitchell Park Domes Task Force Expected to Vote on Final Recommendations Tuesday

Aug-12-2019

At its final meeting Tuesday night, the Mitchell Park Domes Task Force will consider and vote on recommendations to the County Board of Supervisors for restoring and preserving the iconic structures, which house the County's horticultural conservatory and are in need of repair.

Supervisors Denounce Anti-Democratic Coup Attempt in Washington D.C.

Jan-07-2021

Supervisors Ryan Clancy, Joseph J. Czarnezki, Jason Haas, Willie Johnson, Jr., Sylvia Ortiz-Velez, Shawn Rolland, Steven Shea, Liz Sumner and Sheldon A. Wasserman released the following statement regarding the riotous mob storming the United States Capitol in a reprehensible attempt to stop Congress from certifying the Presidential election

Supervisor Jason Haas Congratulates Alderman Terry Witkowski on Retirement

May-29-2019

County Supervisor Jason Haas issued the following statement congratulating Alderman Terry Witkowski on his recently announced retirement.

Board of Supervisors Won’t Penalize Employees Furloughed Due to Coronavirus

Dec-17-2020

The Board of Supervisors adopted (13-4-1) a rule change today that prevents Milwaukee County employees from losing service credit towards their pension if they are furloughed for more than a month due to COVID-19.

Supervisor Jason Haas to Attend Vigil Against Hate

Mar-21-2019

County Supervisors Jason Haas will attend a local vigil for New Zealand's victims of white nationalist terrorism, to be held at the Islamic Society of Milwaukee Thursday night at 7:30pm. The Islamic Society is located in the 14th Supervisors District, which Haas represents on the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors.

Finance Committee Chair Haas Praises Supervisors for Amendments that Improve Service Delivery and Honor Milwaukee County’s Mission

Nov-09-2020

In a statement released Monday, Supervisor Jason Hass, who serves as the Chair of the budget-setting Finance Committee, expressed appreciation to his colleagues for submitting budget amendments that invest in essential public services or otherwise help Milwaukee County leaders and employees implement the County’s mission while delivering a balanced budget, as required by law.

"Ruth M. Simos Great Room" Dedicated in Ceremony at Humboldt Park Pavilion

Oct-10-2018

County Supervisors Jason Haas and Marina Dimitrijevic joined with community members to honor the legacy of longtime parks advocate and educator Ruth M. Simos by naming the Great Room at the Humboldt Park Pavilion in her honor Wednesday.

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In The News

Urban Milwaukee: Wilson Park ‘Car Garden’ Approved

May-12-2021

Milwaukee County Parks has reached an agreement with a south-side community organization to build out a “Classic Car Garden” on a little piece of currently unused land in Wilson Park.

Urban Milwaukee: Committee OK’s Funding for Emergency Mental Health Center

Mar-19-2021

In late 2020 Milwaukee County announced its Behavioral Health Division (BHD) had partnered with four major health care systems — Ascension Wisconsin, Advocate Aurora Health, Froedtert Health and Children’s Wisconsin — to develop a new facility for county residents experiencing a psychiatric emergency.

Bay View Compass: Anticipated County Budget Surplus

May-01-2021

I offer some good news about Milwaukee County’s fiscal health. As of this writing, the Milwaukee County budget office is forecasting a budget surplus of $27 million for the year 2020. It is worth examining how we got here and what this means for the future of Milwaukee County finances.

Bay View Compass: Collaboration and Success

Mar-02-2021

I am glad to share two success stories about your county government at work. The first is a story about how a phone call from a constituent of mine led two county departments to work together and implement new hygienic and sanitary features that will be installed in the Milwaukee County Senior Centers.

Urban Milwaukee: Sherman Park Could Get New Basketball Court

Apr-23-2021

Nancy Lieberman Charities, based in Dallas, Texas, has offered to donate a new basketball court and funding for programming in the park.

Bay View Compass: Bold New Developments for Older Adults

Feb-01-2021

As I discussed in my November 2020 column, the Milwaukee County Department on Aging staff, programs, and administration were integrated into the Milwaukee County Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS) at the start of this year.

Urban Milwaukee: Board’s Bike Trails Resolution Fails

Apr-22-2021

A controversial change to the way Milwaukee County Parks manages bike trails was narrowly voted down Thursday by the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors. The proposed legislation would have given the board the final approval of any major alterations made to bike trails in Milwaukee County.

Urban Milwaukee: ‘Classic Car Garden’ Planned for Wilson Park

Jan-28-2021

A community organization is planning to activate an otherwise empty piece of land in Wilson Park. The South 27th Street Business District Association is proposing to plant trees and install gardens and benches to a 2.3-acre parcel at the northwest corner of Wilson Park, just outside of the Wilson Park Senior Center along W. Howard Avenue.

JS Online: Bike Trails Ordinance Fails To Pass Milwaukee County Board

Apr-22-2021

Milwaukee County Parks will not have to get approval from the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors to make changes to bike trails in the county after an ordinance failed to pass the board Thursday on an 8-10 vote.

Urban Milwaukee: Bradford Beach Restaurant Advancing

Jan-26-2021

Bradford Beach concessionaire Dock Bradford is advancing a plan to turn the historic beach house into a restaurant, but would maintain public access to restrooms and other facilities. A modular bar would be constructed on the open-air second level of the structure. Seating would be added to both levels.

Urban Milwaukee: Wilson Park Garden Project Delayed

Apr-02-2021

In January a south-side community organization went before the Milwaukee County Board with a plan to construct a garden on a piece of empty land in Wilson Park. It’s three months later and Milwaukee County Parks still hasn’t drawn up a land use agreement for the project.

Milwaukee Independent: MCTS Bus Shelters Get Design Makeover to Celebrate Historic Highway 41 Route

Jan-25-2021

Three Milwaukee County Transit System (MCTS) bus shelters along S. 27th Street in Milwaukee have received a creative makeover that helps beautify the neighborhood while also celebrating the business corridor’s rich history.

Bay View Compass: County Board Offering Live Public Comment at Virtual Committee Meetings

Mar-31-2021

I’m eager to let you know about an exciting new capability the county board is offering that will allow you to better engage in the legislative process. Beginning in March 2021, the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors returned to allowing live virtual public comment at all of its standing committee meetings.

Urban Milwaukee: Southside Bus Stops Get Nod to History

Jan-22-2021

A series of bus stop shelters on S. 27th St. were redecorated with an eye to the street’s historic role. The shelters were refitted with paneling remembering the historic U.S. Route 41. Before Interstate 94, Route 41 was the major highway running north to south in Wisconsin connecting the metro areas of Chicago and Milwaukee.

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