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Milwaukee County is home to over 950,000 people living in one of 19 communities, which range in size from the City of Milwaukee, with 595,000 residents, to the Village of River Hills, with roughly 1,600 residents.
Still a manufacturing stronghold, the region features 16 Fortune 1000 companies and thousands of others in the financial services, medical device, hospitality and retailing industries.
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Content for certain districts dated prior to April 18, 2022, may not reflect the Supervisor’s current supervisory district number, due to decennial Milwaukee County redistricting.
Today, County Supervisor Sheldon A. Wasserman is calling on his County Board colleagues and the Milwaukee County Parks Department to prioritize the immediate safety concerns at McKinley Beach.
On Wednesday, May 25 Serving Older Adults and Milwaukee County will host activities for National Senior Health and Fitness Day. County Supervisor Peter Burgelis will participate in an 11 a.m. full body hand weights class at Washington Park Senior Center with seniors in his district.
Milwaukee is one of the most segregated large metro areas in the nation. This continues to be one of our city’s top problems.
Summer is right around the corner and Bradford Beach is set to open Saturday for the season, however, there will be no lifeguards on duty due to staffing shortages. For the third year in a row, the beach will go unsupervised.
Today Wisconsin Department of Transportation Secretary Craig Thompson, Milwaukee County Executive David Crowley, and Milwaukee Mayor Cavalier Johnson announced plans to study reimagining the northern section of Highway 175—from Wisconsin Ave. to Lisbon Ave.
Marcelia Nicholson was recently re-elected Chair of the Milwaukee County Board on an unanimous vote, and has announced a slate of committee chairs for the board’s new session that scrambles the old leadership.
On Monday evening, it was reported that the United States Supreme Court had voted to strike down the Roe v. Wade decision, which guaranteed federal protections of abortion rights. County Board Chairwoman Marcelia Nicholson and Supervisors Felesia A. Martin and Liz Sumner released the following statement on the draft opinion.
The Dontre Hamilton Memorial Bench was unveiled to the public on “Dontre Day,” the annual event that honors him, at Red Arrow Park where it was installed at the site of his death.
Dozens of family and friends, elected officials and community activists gathered in Red Arrow Park in downtown Milwaukee Saturday, April 30 to dedicate a bench in honor of Dontre Hamilton.
A park bench in front of a downtown Starbucks is no longer a place of only sorrow for the family of Dontre Hamilton and a scar on the city of Milwaukee.
Local officials will be unveiling a memorial bench and plaque for Dontre Hamilton at Red Arrow Park on Saturday. Hamilton was shot and killed by a Milwaukee police officer on April 30, 2014.
The long-closed Lake Park footbridge is expected to reopen this fall. "One thing I’m promising is we are going to have a big opening ceremony," said Milwaukee County Supervisor Sheldon Wasserman, who represents the district that includes Lake Park.
On April 14 the Friends of Villa Terrace opened their newest exhibition, In the Park with Olmsted: A Vision for Milwaukee. The exhibition will be open to the public through September 25 and will profile the significant contributions Frederick Law Olmsted made toward inclusive, accessible parks systems across the United States.
In honor of Earth Day, County Supervisor Priscilla E. Coggs-Jones will team up with community organizations to host the 5th Annual MKE Harambee clean-up on Friday, April 22 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Elected officials in Milwaukee and Wisconsin health groups are pushing the Biden administration to strengthen federal air quality standards to reduce pollution from power plants, including two in southeastern Wisconsin.
Yesterday Alderman José G. Pérez was unanimously elected President of the Milwaukee Common Council, becoming the first Latino to hold this position. Milwaukee County Supervisors released the following statement congratulating President Pérez.
County Supervisor Felesia A. Martin praised the decision by Milwaukee County Transit System (MCTS) to continue requiring masks on county buses. Supervisor Martin also acknowledged the difficult, yet critical job MCTS bus drivers do every day, even in the face of COVID-19.
After being sworn in on April 18, newly-elected County Supervisor Peter Burgelis introduced his first piece of legislation. The resolution supports the Ukrainian people and condemns the unprovoked aggression and war crimes committed by Russian Federation soldiers in Ukraine.
During a hybrid session, where some Supervisors attended in-person and others were sworn in virtually, Chairwoman Nicholson thanked her colleagues for their support and expressed optimism about the future.
Milwaukee County Board Chairwoman Marcelia Nicholson was elected Monday to another two-year term at the helm of the 18-member board.
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Established in 1835, Milwaukee County is home to more than 950,000 residents and is the hub of the 37th largest regional economy in the United States.
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