Milwaukee County Board Supervisor Shawn Rolland

Milwaukee County Board Supervisor Shawn Rolland Shawn Rolland is a Milwaukee County Board Supervisor representing neighborhoods in Wauwatosa, West Allis and Milwaukee.

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Milwaukee County’s East/West Bus Rapid Transit line is coming to connect Milwaukee and Wauwatosa *faster.* Congratulatio...
06/10/2021

Milwaukee County’s East/West Bus Rapid Transit line is coming to connect Milwaukee and Wauwatosa *faster.* Congratulations to all of the stakeholders who played a role in bringing it to life, and to all the leaders who spoke at today’s event: Governor Tony Evers, Craig Thompson, County Executive David Crowley, Dan Boehm, Donna Brown-Martin, Gwen S. Moore, Mayor Tom Barrett, Mayor Dennis McBride, Alderman Bauman and more.

And big kudos to MCTS’s Kristina Hoffman who organized everything! Great job!

https://www.fox6now.com/news/mcts-breaks-ground-on-east-west-bus-rapid-transit-construction

Milwaukee County’s East/West Bus Rapid Transit line is coming to connect Milwaukee and Wauwatosa *faster.* Congratulations to all of the stakeholders who played a role in bringing it to life, and to all the leaders who spoke at today’s event: Governor Tony Evers, Craig Thompson, County Executive David Crowley, Dan Boehm, Donna Brown-Martin, Gwen S. Moore, Mayor Tom Barrett, Mayor Dennis McBride, Alderman Bauman and more.

And big kudos to MCTS’s Kristina Hoffman who organized everything! Great job!

https://www.fox6now.com/news/mcts-breaks-ground-on-east-west-bus-rapid-transit-construction

"The number of passengers that traveled through the airport in April 2020 fell by nearly 96% from April 2019. Major airl...
06/05/2021
Transportation: Mitchell Airport Traffic Rebounds Dramatically

"The number of passengers that traveled through the airport in April 2020 fell by nearly 96% from April 2019. Major airlines were down to just a handful of flights a day.

“But in 2021, the airport saw a 1,368% increase in air traffic in April compared to 2020."

Passenger traffic up 1,368% in April compared to the same month last year.

Shawn Rolland, a Milwaukee County Board supervisor representing Wauwatosa, said this is an opportunity for the city to t...
06/03/2021
'They deserve to be treated with dignity': As Wauwatosa seeks to address panhandling, community leaders don't want Band-Aid solutions

Shawn Rolland, a Milwaukee County Board supervisor representing Wauwatosa, said this is an opportunity for the city to think outside the box.

"Big picture, if we want things to be different in our communities, then we have to be willing to be different and open our minds to doing things differently," Rolland wrote in an email.

https://www.jsonline.com/story/communities/west/news/wauwatosa/2021/06/03/panhandling-wauwatosa-wisconsin-raising-concerns-community/5151406001/

In 2018, Wauwatosa repealed its panhandling law. Now, the city is looking for solutions to address a growing number of complaints.

Happy Memorial Day weekend. Our family had a good time at the War Memorial Center this morning helping to create the “Fi...
05/29/2021

Happy Memorial Day weekend. Our family had a good time at the War Memorial Center this morning helping to create the “Field of Flags”: planting 7,057 flags to honor each U.S. servicemember we’ve lost since 9/11. Thanks to all the organizers and volunteers who made this tribute possible. 🇺🇸

Happy Memorial Day weekend. Our family had a good time at the War Memorial Center this morning helping to create the “Field of Flags”: planting 7,057 flags to honor each U.S. servicemember we’ve lost since 9/11. Thanks to all the organizers and volunteers who made this tribute possible. 🇺🇸

Hey friends - the Milwaukee County War Memorial Center is seeking volunteers to place 7,000+ American flags on Sat., 5/2...
05/21/2021

Hey friends - the Milwaukee County War Memorial Center is seeking volunteers to place 7,000+ American flags on Sat., 5/29 "to honor every brave servicemember who gave his or her life since 9/11." They’re looking for 100+ more volunteers. Sign up to volunteer here: https://warmemorialcenter.org/events/

Hey friends - the Milwaukee County War Memorial Center is seeking volunteers to place 7,000+ American flags on Sat., 5/29 "to honor every brave servicemember who gave his or her life since 9/11." They’re looking for 100+ more volunteers. Sign up to volunteer here: https://warmemorialcenter.org/events/

More exciting news! Yesterday, Milwaukee County Board Chairwoman Marcelia Nicholson appointed me to serve on the board o...
05/07/2021

More exciting news! Yesterday, Milwaukee County Board Chairwoman Marcelia Nicholson appointed me to serve on the board of the Milwaukee Regional Innovation Center, the nonprofit which oversees Milwaukee County Research Park and its Technology Innovation Center business incubator. Looking forward to working with the board, and discussing strategies to support entrepreneurs and attract high-paying jobs to our area.

More exciting news! Yesterday, Milwaukee County Board Chairwoman Marcelia Nicholson appointed me to serve on the board of the Milwaukee Regional Innovation Center, the nonprofit which oversees Milwaukee County Research Park and its Technology Innovation Center business incubator. Looking forward to working with the board, and discussing strategies to support entrepreneurs and attract high-paying jobs to our area.

More exciting news! Today, I was appointed Chair of Milwaukee County’s Economic and Community Development Committee. Ver...
04/27/2021

More exciting news! Today, I was appointed Chair of Milwaukee County’s Economic and Community Development Committee. Very excited to work with the committee and talk about the future of jobs, affordable housing, supplier diversity and more!

More exciting news! Today, I was appointed Chair of Milwaukee County’s Economic and Community Development Committee. Very excited to work with the committee and talk about the future of jobs, affordable housing, supplier diversity and more!

Exciting news! Honored to serve as Vice Chair of Milwaukee County’s newly reimagined Health Equity, Human Needs and Stra...
04/20/2021

Exciting news! Honored to serve as Vice Chair of Milwaukee County’s newly reimagined Health Equity, Human Needs and Strategic Planning Committee - and work together with Chairwoman County Supervisor Felesia Martin to advance this important work.

Exciting news! Honored to serve as Vice Chair of Milwaukee County’s newly reimagined Health Equity, Human Needs and Strategic Planning Committee - and work together with Chairwoman County Supervisor Felesia Martin to advance this important work.

Wouldn't it be great if we could make Milwaukee County safer, lower property taxes, attract talent and add services? Mil...
04/09/2021
Sheriff Lucas says local option sales tax could help him make Milwaukee County safer - here's why.

Wouldn't it be great if we could make Milwaukee County safer, lower property taxes, attract talent and add services? Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office’s Sheriff Earnell Lucas shares why he supports the "Fair Deal," and why you should, too. https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/sheriff-lucas-says-local-option-sales-tax-could-help-him-rolland

I really can't underscore how much support there is for the local option sales tax proposal in Governor Evers's budget. It's supported by leaders like: Tim Sheehy at MMAC Julia Taylor at Greater Milwaukee Committee Milwaukee County Executive David Crowley Mark O'Connell at Wisconsin....

Lifeguard pay in Milwaukee County is $12.69 - $14.74 an hour with head guard pay ranging from $16.97 - $19.07 per hour. ...
04/08/2021

Lifeguard pay in Milwaukee County is $12.69 - $14.74 an hour with head guard pay ranging from $16.97 - $19.07 per hour. Please pass this on to anyone who might be interested in this great summer job.

We're still looking for hardworking and dedicated individuals to join our lifeguarding team! If you're interested in joining an amazing team for work this summer, sign up for one of our remaining lifeguard training's and see what we're all about. 😍☺👍https://buff.ly/3cJm3aE

*Photos displayed were taken before the COVID-19 pandemic.

Coming soon to District 6 at Cooper Park!
04/06/2021

Coming soon to District 6 at Cooper Park!

🚨Beer Garden Alert🚨
Now announcing the 2021 Traveling Beer Garden Schedule!
Learn more here:https://buff.ly/3u0M7nP

If you're looking for a new job, or if you're struggling financially to keep your home because of the pandemic, please c...
04/05/2021
Apply for Milwaukee County jobs, financial assistance for renters and homeowners, support for fathers, and "spring cleanup"​ volunteer shifts

If you're looking for a new job, or if you're struggling financially to keep your home because of the pandemic, please check out this list of resources. And if you're free on Sat., April 24 to join a Milwaukee Riverkeeper river and park Spring Clean-up event, there are many ways to get active in Wauwatosa, West Allis and Milwaukee. Let's dig in! https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/apply-milwaukee-county-jobs-financial-assistance-renters-rolland/

Cc: Friends of County Grounds Park - Milwaukee, WI, Friends of Honey Creek -- Wauwatosa and Milwaukee, Friends of Hart Park Wauwatosa

Hi friends and neighbors - Over the past few weeks, my office has been working to compile and share a list of county job openings, opportunities for financial assistance and support. I know the pandemic continues to create financial, mental and medical hardship for many, so please pass these recover

03/31/2021

Great news! Currie Dog Park is now OPEN!

Wouldn't it be great if Milwaukee County could lower property taxes, deliver better services *AND* attract top talent? T...
03/27/2021
Crowley: A local option sales tax would enable our county to lower property taxes, offer services and compete for talent

Wouldn't it be great if Milwaukee County could lower property taxes, deliver better services *AND* attract top talent?

That's why Milwaukee County Executive David Crowley is working so hard to encourage leaders in our Wisconsin State Legislature to pass the local option sales tax. Learn more in our Q&A. https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/crowley-local-option-sales-tax-would-enable-our-county-shawn-rolland/

There is wide bipartisan support for the local option sales tax proposal in Governor Evers's budget. It's supported by leaders like Tim Sheehy at MMAC, Julia Taylor at Greater Milwaukee Committee, Mark O'Connell at Wisconsin Counties Association, Glendale Mayor Bryan Kennedy who chairs t...

Proud to partner with Chairwoman Marcelia Nicholson and bring long-term strategic planning conversations back to the Mil...
03/26/2021

Proud to partner with Chairwoman Marcelia Nicholson and bring long-term strategic planning conversations back to the Milwaukee County Board.

Milwaukee County is committed to a bold vision of achieving racial equity and becoming the healthiest county in Wisconsin. These goals cannot be met without the direct engagement of the Board in strategic planning and focused oversight of what departments are doing to accomplish these goals.

“Do we really want the government to fine people $400 to $650 for having a little bit of weed on them?" asked Milwaukee ...
03/26/2021
Supervisors OK $1 penalty for possessing marijuana in Milwaukee County

“Do we really want the government to fine people $400 to $650 for having a little bit of weed on them?" asked Milwaukee County Supervisor Shawn Rolland. "That’s a huge fine that probably creates, certainly creates significant financial hardship on anyone."

https://www.fox6now.com/news/supervisors-ok-1-penalty-for-possessing-marijuana-in-milwaukee-county

The Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors voted 15-1 on Thursday, March 25 to reduce the county penalty for marijuana possession to $1.

Please save the dates!
03/23/2021

Please save the dates!

Milwaukee County Department of Health & Human Services wants to hear from you regarding their strategic plan and upcoming budget priorities. Register for these three upcoming virtual community conversations to make sure your voice is heard.

03/19/2021

The Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors stands strongly with the AAPI community and denounces all acts of violence and discrimination committed against people based on race or ethnicity.

There is significant, bipartisan support for the proposal in Governor Tony Evers's budget enabling counties and cities t...
03/15/2021
WCA's O'Connell: "We can attract young and smart talent to Wisconsin if we approve the local option sales tax"​

There is significant, bipartisan support for the proposal in Governor Tony Evers's budget enabling counties and cities to authorize local sales tax referendums. It's backed by business leaders like MMAC's Timothy Sheehy, philanthropic leaders Greater Milwaukee Foundation's Julia Taylor, city leaders like Glendale Mayor Bryan Kennedy and statewide leaders like Wisconsin Counties Association Executive Director Mark O'Connell. Mark explains why in today's Q&A. https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/wcas-oconnell-we-can-attract-young-smart-talent-approve-shawn-rolland/

There is significant, bipartisan support for the proposal in Governor Tony Evers's budget enabling counties and municipalities to authorize sales tax referendums. It's backed by business leaders like Tim Sheehy, philanthropic leaders Julia Taylor, city leaders like Bryan Kennedy and statewid...

We must find a way to convince our state leaders to pass this proposal. The stakes are *incredibly high* so we cannot, m...
03/12/2021
Don't give up on sales tax plan - Milwaukee Business Journal

We must find a way to convince our state leaders to pass this proposal. The stakes are *incredibly high* so we cannot, must not, will not give up until we win approval.

https://www.bizjournals.com/milwaukee/news/2021/03/12/dont-give-up-on-city-sales-tax.html?fbclid=IwAR0dzcNdohakaxurBnmexNmc894pdp2oHZ_ZeuTIAAQ35p2NybOzAMAuJug

It looks like the long-running effort by Milwaukee business and community leaders to get the state Legislature to approve allowing referendums on local sales tax hikes will have to continue.

03/11/2021

MCTS announced today that Nova Bus will build Milwaukee County’s first battery-electric buses! The first 11 all-electric LFSe+ buses will run exclusively on the upcoming East-West Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) line; four additional vehicles will be used along regular routes.

There is wide bipartisan support for the "Fair Deal" in Governor Tony Evers's 2021-2023 budget proposal. It's backed by ...
03/01/2021
Mayor Kennedy: "Fair Deal would help county and cities solve a real problem"​

There is wide bipartisan support for the "Fair Deal" in Governor Tony Evers's 2021-2023 budget proposal. It's backed by business leaders like Timothy Sheehy at MMAC, philanthropic leaders like Julia Taylor at Greater Milwaukee Foundation, and suburban leaders like Glendale Mayor Bryan Kennedy. Learn more in our Q&A. https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/mayor-kennedy-fair-deal-would-help-county-cities-solve-shawn-rolland

There is wide bipartisan support for the Fair Deal proposal in Governor Evers's 2021-2023 budget proposal. It's backed by business leaders like Tim Sheehy and philanthropic leaders like Julia Taylor - and suburban leaders like Glendale Mayor Bryan Kennedy are also rallying behind it.

Wisconsin's business and philanthropic community supports the "Fair Deal" in Governor Evers's budget. In a new Q&A conve...
02/22/2021
GMC's Taylor: "The Fair Deal will help Milwaukee Co. provide the services that private foundations can't offer."​

Wisconsin's business and philanthropic community supports the "Fair Deal" in Governor Evers's budget. In a new Q&A conversation, Greater Milwaukee Foundation President Julia Taylor explains why. https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/gmcs-taylor-fair-deal-help-milwaukee-co-provide-services-rolland

The Fair Deal proposal in Governor Tony Evers's budget has wide, bipartisan support across Milwaukee County. In part one of this interview series, MMAC President Tim Sheehy explained why the business community is rallying behind it.

There is enormous bipartisan/nonpartisan support for the "Fair Deal" proposal in Governor Tony Evers's budget. Timothy S...
02/15/2021
MMAC's Sheehy: "The Fair Deal is the most defining public policy issue of our generation for Milwaukee County."​

There is enormous bipartisan/nonpartisan support for the "Fair Deal" proposal in Governor Tony Evers's budget. Timothy Sheehy at MMAC told me it's, "the most defining public policy issue of our generation for Milwaukee County." Learn more in our Q&A conversation. https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/mmacs-sheehy-fair-deal-most-defining-public-policy-issue-rolland

Dear friends and neighbors, Late week Friday, Governor Tony Evers announced that the "Fair Deal" plan that we've been advocating for is part of his 2021-2023 biennial budget proposal. That is great news for the wide coalition of leaders in business and government (including myself) who...

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