The Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors meetings will be VIRTUAL during the COVID-19 pandemic and will live-streamed here on the County Legislative Information Center for public viewing. The Board's calendar of standing committees and ad hoc committees is available here.
Access Legislative Files, Agendas and Minutes via CLIC
The Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors meetings are recorded in the Journal of Proceedings. You can view the Journal of Proceedings, 2012 to the present, at the County Legislative Information Center (CLIC).
Role of the Legislative Services Division
The Legislative Services Division (LSD), Office of the County Clerk, assists Milwaukee County departments in preparing matters for introduction and consideration by the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors, and in following these matters as they progress through the legislative process.
LSD provides services to the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors, County Executive, County departments and the general public.
Additionally, the LSD prints and date stamps all required original documents, maintains all legislative files, reviews all reports, resolutions and ordinances, and fiscal notes as to standard form, publishes standing committee agendas in compliance with Wisconsin open meeting laws, staffs all standing committee and County Board meetings, records the Journal of Proceedings (minutes), updates existing ordinances and publishes new ordinances.
Another responsibility of the Office of the County Clerk is the maintenance of the County Legislative Information Center, which provides online public access to legislative documents, meeting agendas and minutes, archived video, as well as online live streaming of standing committee and County Board meetings.
Shanin R. Brown – Committee Coordinator
Committee on Personnel
Committee on Finance
Pension Study Commission
*American Rescue Plan Act Task Force
Allyson R. Smith – Committee Coordinator
Committee on Judiciary, Safety, and General Services
Committee on Health Equity, Human Needs & Strategic Planning
Committee on Economic and Community Development
*Milwaukee County Independent Redistricting Committee
Kelsey A. Evans – Committee Coordinator
Committee on Transportation, Public Works, and Transit
Committee on Intergovernmental Relations
Committee on Parks, Energy, and Environment
Committee on Audit
*Lakefront Development Advisory Commission
*Cultural, Artistic, and Musical Programming Council
Janelle M. Jensen, Legislative Services Division Manager
Committee of the Whole
Meetings of the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors
Annual Budget Process
*Capital Improvements Committee
*Select Committee on Deferred Compensation
Ad Hoc Committees
In addition to 10 standing committees, the Board of Supervisors occasionally establishes Ad Hoc committees and Task Forces to facilitate policy development and implementation. Existing Ad Hoc committees and Task Forces include the Capital Improvements Committee and the Lakefront Development Advisory Committee. Existing task forces include the Milwaukee City-County Joint Taskforce on Climate and Economic Equity, American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA) Task Force, and the Milwaukee County Task Force on the Mitchell Park Conservatory Domes.
Information about Ad Hoc committees and task forces can be found below.
Information about the Cultural, Artistic and Musical Programming Advisory Council (CAMPAC) can be found on the Parks Department's website.
Independent Redistricting Committee
In 2016 the Board of Supervisors established an Independent Redistricting Committee (IRC) to oversee the decennial process of redrawing Milwaukee County Supervisory district maps. Redistricting is a process required by state and federal law to revise political district boundaries to account for changes in population and is based on U.S. Census data. The Board of Supervisors established the Independent Redistricting Committee to ensure that new maps are drawn free from political influence or interference. The IRC is made up of six retired judges.
To see the agenda of the next IRC meeting, go here.
To watch the next meeting of the IRC live or on demand, stream it here.
To send a general email to all IRC members, click here.
ARPA Task Force
The Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors established the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA) Task Force to review funding recommendations for the use of the ARPA resources. The task force is also charged with establishing a process that engages broad and diverse input from the community to develop non-binding recommendations to the Board of Supervisors for distributing ARPA funds in a way that helps achieve the county’s vision: By achieving racial equity, Milwaukee is the healthiest county in Wisconsin.
The ARPA Task Force is comprised of six members or their designees, including:
- Co-Chair Ricardo Diaz, former Executive Director of the United Community Center, designated by County Executive Crowley
- Co-Chair Shawn Rolland, Milwaukee County Board Supervisor – District 6, designated by Chairwoman Marcelia Nicholson
- Ashley Adsit, Milwaukee County Director of Grants & Special Projects – designated by Department of Administrative Services Director Aaron Hertzberg
- Jason Haas, Milwaukee County Board Supervisor for District 14 and Finance Committee Chair
- Scott Manske, Milwaukee County Comptroller
- Jeff Roman, Milwaukee County Office on African American Affairs Director
To see the agenda of the next ARPA Task Force meeting, go here.
To watch the next meeting of the ARPA Task Force live or on demand, stream it here.
To send a general email to all ARPA Task Force members, click here.
Capital Improvements Committee
The Board of Supervisors established the Capital Improvements Committee (CIC) in 2012, by adopting an amendment from Supervisor Dimitrijevic to the 2013 Milwaukee County Recommended Budget. The Committee is responsible for evaluating all capital projects that may be included in the Capital Improvements Budget, and for annually developing a five-year capital improvements plan that employs a detailed set of criteria to determine the priority of each project. Concurrently in 2012, the Board of Supervisors amended the Milwakee County Code of General Ordinances by creating and adopting Chapter 36, further codifying the responsibility of the CIC to "develop, maintain and update a long-term capital improvements program for the county’s construction and maintenance of infrastructure and facilities."
Capital Improvements Committee
To see the agenda of the next Capital Improvements Committee meeting, go here.
To watch the next meeting of the Capital Improvements Committee live, or on demand, stream it here.
To send a general email to all Capital Improvements Committee members, click here.
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Minutes From 2001 to 2011
The actions of the County Board of Supervisors are maintained in official files in the Office of the County Clerk. These files and other public records maintained by the County Clerk are available for review by the public upon request. Copies of all public records are also available for a nominal copying charge. Certified copies of adopted resolutions and ordinances are available for a $5 certification fee plus the copying charge.
A Bit of History
In April 2012, 40 original, handwritten volumes of the Journal of Proceedings of the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors, dated 1838 thru 1905, were given to the Milwaukee Historical Society for preservation as historical artifacts.
The First Record of the Board - April 1838
"At the first meeting, of the Board of County Commissioners of the County of Milwaukee, held at the Court House in said county on the first Monday in April, AD One Thousand Eight hundred and Thirty Eight, the following proceedings were had. Present, John Richards . . . "