Board of Supervisors

Chairwoman Marcelia Nicholson

5th District Supervisor

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Dear Neighbors,

Thank you for your confidence in electing me to serve you another term. Since I was first elected in April 2016, I have made it my mission to amplify the voices and concerns of District 5 residents. I would like to reiterate how much I have enjoyed meeting neighbors, supporting organizations and working on behalf of the community.

I am excited to share that I am taking on more leadership roles. In addition to serving on the Parks, Energy and Environment Committee, I am now chairing the Economic and Community Development Committee. I sit on the Milwaukee Public Library and Art Museum Boards of Trustees, and Local Progress' National Board, which works to support, connect and unite progressive, locally elected officials and allied organizations from across the nation.

I have continued to attend many neighborhood and community meetings where I have been able to engage and discuss district issues with many of you. I have continued to sponsor legislation and work with you to make our community better for all. The work we have accomplished together has been great, and I look forward to achieving more for our district in the coming year.

Please consider reviewing our webpage to learn the latest news. Also, I encourage you to reach out to my office so that we can keep you up to date on any new developments or events in the district.

How to Contact Me

Email me

Call my office at (414) 278-4261

About Chairwoman Nicholson

Marcelia Nicholson is a lifelong resident of Milwaukee and dedicates her life to the community she grew up in and loves.

Supervisor Nicholson serves as Chair of the Committee on Economic and Community Development, and also serves on the Parks, Energy and Environment Committee. 

Her colleagues elected Supervisor Nicholson to serve as First Vice Chair of the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors for the 2018-2020 term.

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Press Releases

Supervisors Want Details on Progress Towards Racial Equity from County Departments


The Board of Supervisors unanimously adopted a resolution condemning racial injustice in America and Milwaukee and requesting detailed reports from several major Milwaukee County departments about policies and practices to achieve racial equity.

Marcelia Nicholson Elected Chair of Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors


The Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors elected Supervisor Marcelia Nicholson to lead the body as Chairwoman for the 2020-2022 term today on a vote of 11 to 7.

Juneteenth Now a Permanent County Holiday


The Board of Supervisors unanimously adopted a resolution making June 19 of every year, or “Juneteenth”, a holiday across Milwaukee County today. The action solidifies the establishment of June 19 as a permanent County holiday, a process that began when County Executive David Crowley declared June 19, 2020 a holiday by executive order last week.

Nicholson Calls for Repeal of Federal Crime Bill, More Investment in Public Education


County Supervisor Marcelia Nicholson expressed her support today for legislative action at the state and national levels to repair the harmful, ineffective, and wasteful aspects of mass incarceration, and called for shifting public resources away from building prisons and towards investing in education.

County Board’s Black Caucus is Developing Proposals to Achieve Racial Equity


As part of Milwaukee County’s ongoing work to achieve racial equity, the Black Caucus of the Board of Supervisors is developing a set of policy proposals to dismantle systemic racism, improve accountability for law enforcement, and provide necessary services to the public. The Black Caucus released the following statement today regarding their policy ideas and the protests related to the murder of George Floyd by Minneapolis police officers.

Supervisor Nicholson Expresses Support for Chief Judge Maxine White


County Supervisor Marcelia Nicholson released the following statement regarding reports of efforts to block Chief Judge Maxine White's reappointment as Chief Judge of Wisconsin's First Judicial District.

New Committee Will Focus on Racial Equity


In pursuit of improved efficiency, cost savings, and racial equity, the Board of Supervisors has created a new standing committee to improve oversight and accountability for policy implementation within Milwaukee County government.

Supervisor Marcelia Nicholson Appointed to the Milwaukee Public Museum Board of Directors


The Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors approved (16-0) the appointment of Supervisor Marcelia Nicholson to the Milwaukee Public Museum's (MPM) Board of Directors today for a term ending March 19, 2022.

Chairwoman Marcelia Nicholson Speaks Out on George Floyd Murder


County Board Chairwoman Marcelia Nicholson released the following statement regarding ongoing protests against police violence and racism.

Board of Supervisors Approves Urban Ecology Center Lease of Washington Park


The Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors adopted (15-1) a long-term lease with the Urban Ecology Center (UEC) for portions of Washington Park today that will bring significant investment and major upgrades to park facilities.

Nicholson, Czarnezki, and Rolland Lead Effort to Secure Critically Needed Federal Aid


County Board Chairwoman Marcelia Nicholson and Supervisors Joseph Czarnezki and Shawn Rolland introduced a resolution today urging the U.S Congress to pass and President Donald J. Trump to sign a $500 billion emergency stabilization aid package for counties and cities across America.

Supervisor Nicholson to Attend Young Elected Officials Network Women’s Conference to take place in New York City Jan. 31-Feb. 3


Supervisor Marcelia Nicholson and other young progressive elected women from across the country and from every level of government will convene in New York City on Jan. 31 for a four-day conference held by the Young Elected Officials (YEO) Network, a nonpartisan program of People For the American Way Foundation.

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