County Executive David Crowley

County Executive David Crowley David Crowley is the Milwaukee County Executive. As a lifelong Milwaukee resident, County Executive David Crowley knows as well as anyone that Milwaukee County is truly a tale of two counties.

He has lived the pain and struggle that many in our communities face every day, and he knows the joy of bringing people together to conquer those struggles. The fundamental tenet of Executive Crowley’s administration is to build bridges to bring people together, not walls that keep them apart. Growing up in a working-class family in Milwaukee’s 53206 neighborhood, David was no stranger to hardship. As a child, David’s family moved around frequently, often as a result of evictions. He lived in a home with multiple family members who suffered from mental illness and drug addiction, and saw first-hand the impact that these issues have on our community. This is personal to David. David credits the Milwaukee youth organization Urban Underground for saving his life. He found a support network and a community of people that cared about him, and helped guide him to public service. While still in high school, David served as a community justice coordinator with Urban Underground, giving him his start in community organizing. He joined AmeriCorps when he turned 18, and worked with several other community organizations including Project Return, Safe & Sound Inc., and COA Youth and Family Centers. David also worked as a legislative aide for the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors and the Wisconsin State Senate. David was motivated by the public servants around him to forge his own path in elected service, and was chosen by the 60,000 citizens of the 17th Assembly District to represent them in the Wisconsin State Legislature in Madison. In two terms in the Assembly, David sat on the Energy and Utilities, State Affairs, Workforce Development and Transportation committees and was the ranking member on the Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee. He served as the chair of the Milwaukee Delegation, the chair of the Black Caucus, and the co-chair of the Black and Latino Caucus. He also served on the Boards of Directors of both the Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority (WHEDA) and the Outreach Community Health Centers (OCHC). David is a member of numerous community organizations including the ACLU, Milwaukee Urban League Young Professionals and the Milwaukee NAACP. He attended Bay View High School, UW-Milwaukee and currently lives in Milwaukee with his wife, Ericka, and his three young daughters. He was elected to serve as Milwaukee County Executive on April 7, 2020 and was sworn on May 4, 2020.

Operating as usual

05/13/2021
5.13.21 COVID-19 Update

Today:

-Mayor Tom Barrett
-County Executive David Crowley
-Dr. Ben Weston, Director of Medical Services, Milwaukee County Office of Emergency Management
-Darren Rausch, Director, Greenfield WI Health Department
-Dr. Kristin Bencik, DO, Children's Wisconsin - Bayshore Pediatrics

Yesterday I continued my Milwaukee County Municipal Tour in the Village of Bayside. Thank you to Village President Walny...
05/13/2021

Yesterday I continued my Milwaukee County Municipal Tour in the Village of Bayside. Thank you to Village President Walny and Village Manager Pederson for giving me the opportunity to learn more about your community and all the great things it has to offer. Even got the chance to view the Lions Gates which was built by Fred Usinger in 1911 and is a Milwaukee County Historical Designated site.

I'm excited to see this renewable energy project moving ahead and helping us get closer to our goal of being being carbo...
05/13/2021
MKE County: Committee Okays Three Acre Solar Farm

I'm excited to see this renewable energy project moving ahead and helping us get closer to our goal of being being carbon neutral by 2050!

We Energies to install 540 kilowatt array on unused land at Oakwood Park Golf Course in Franklin.

05/11/2021
5.11.21 COVID-19 Briefing

5.11.21 COVID-19 Briefing

Today:
-County Executive David Crowley
-Mayor Tom Barrett
-Dr. Ben Weston, Director of Medical Services, Milwaukee County Office of Emergency Management
-Kirsten Johnson, Health Commissioner, City of Milwaukee Health Department

This morning, I continued my Milwaukee County Municipal Tour with a stop in beautiful Oak Creek. Thank you Mayor Bukiewi...
05/11/2021

This morning, I continued my Milwaukee County Municipal Tour with a stop in beautiful Oak Creek. Thank you Mayor Bukiewicz, City Administrator Vickers and the City of Oak Creek Government for taking the time to show me some of the great developments, investments, and local businesses contributing to a bright future for this Milwaukee County gem.

Today I joined Senator Baldwin, Rep. Moore, and Mayor Barrett in touring the Northwest Health Center Vaccination Clinic....
05/10/2021

Today I joined Senator Baldwin, Rep. Moore, and Mayor Barrett in touring the Northwest Health Center Vaccination Clinic. Getting vaccinated is still our best option for fighting COVID and we encourage all of MIlwaukee County to get their shot and help us crush this pandemic. #CrushCOVIDMKE

This weekend we hosted our first 2021 County Park Clean Up at Pulaski Park on the south side of Milwaukee. The new and i...
05/10/2021

This weekend we hosted our first 2021 County Park Clean Up at Pulaski Park on the south side of Milwaukee. The new and improved park includes a renatrulized Kinnickinnic River, beautiful scenery, and state-of-the-art playground. Thank you County Supervisor Ryan Clancy and the KK River Neighbors in Action for helping make this a successful event.

Thank you Mayor Dan Devine for showing me some of the great things that West Allis has to offer!
05/09/2021

Thank you Mayor Dan Devine for showing me some of the great things that West Allis has to offer!

To the world you are mothers. To your family you are the world. Happy Mother's Day!
05/09/2021

To the world you are mothers. To your family you are the world. Happy Mother's Day!

To the world you are mothers. To your family you are the world. Happy Mother's Day!

This week I continued my Milwaukee County Municipal Tour in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin with our gracious host Mayor McBride. F...
05/08/2021

This week I continued my Milwaukee County Municipal Tour in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin with our gracious host Mayor McBride. For those of you who do not know, the Mayor is quite the historian, and showed me both the first house that was built in Wauwatosa and one of the oldest commercial buildings left in Milwaukee County. We also got a chance to visit the beautiful locations of TOSA Pool at Hoyt Park and Hart Park culminating in an all-around awesome experience.

This week I continued my Milwaukee County Municipal Tour in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin with our gracious host Mayor McBride. For those of you who do not know, the Mayor is quite the historian, and showed me both the first house that was built in Wauwatosa and one of the oldest commercial buildings left in Milwaukee County. We also got a chance to visit the beautiful locations of TOSA Pool at Hoyt Park and Hart Park culminating in an all-around awesome experience.

The light at the end of the tunnel. As we see vaccination rates rise, we want to offer our older adult population safe p...
05/08/2021
Milwaukee County's five senior centers to reopen as early as May 24

The light at the end of the tunnel. As we see vaccination rates rise, we want to offer our older adult population safe places to socialize and receive vital services. Happy to announce us getting back to a little bit of normalcy. Keep getting those vaccines Milwaukee!

The COVID-19 pandemic forced Milwaukee County senior centers to close last year.

Vaccines are 99.97% effective at preventing illness from COVID-19. And, they are now readily available for adults ages 1...
05/06/2021

Vaccines are 99.97% effective at preventing illness from COVID-19. And, they are now readily available for adults ages 16+. Visit HealthyMKE.com for more information or to find a vaccinator near you today.

Vaccines are 99.97% effective at preventing illness from COVID-19. And, they are now readily available for adults ages 16+. Visit HealthyMKE.com for more information or to find a vaccinator near you today.

05/06/2021
5.6.21 COVID-19 Briefing

5.6.21 COVID-19 Briefing

Today:
-Mayor Tom Barrett
-County Executive David Crowley
-Dr. Ben Weston, Director of Medical Services, Milwaukee County Office of Emergency Management
-Kirsten Johnson, Commissioner, City of Milwaukee Health Department
-Darren Rausch, Director, Greenfield WI Health Department

"Thinking back on his own upbringing, Milwaukee County Executive David Crowley remembers how clutch it was when mentors ...
05/06/2021
'Everybody needs a shoulder to lean on': Credible messenger program connects mentors with at-risk youth

"Thinking back on his own upbringing, Milwaukee County Executive David Crowley remembers how clutch it was when mentors at a local community group took him in for some guidance.

"Now, Crowley is helping to debut a new county program that will deploy 23 “credible messengers” into the community to mentor young Milwaukeeans who are either involved in the criminal justice system or who are at high risk of becoming involved — and help provide additional resources to their families."

A new county program will deploy 23 “credible messengers” into the community to mentor young, at-risk Milwaukeeans.

Today, I was proud to announce a new community-based approach to youth justice that focuses on mentorship and restorativ...
05/05/2021

Today, I was proud to announce a new community-based approach to youth justice that focuses on mentorship and restorative justice in action. This Credible Messenger program could not be launching at a more important time as we’ve seen a surge in recent gun violence amongst young people. I would not be where I am today, if it were not for the mentoring I received as a youth with Urban Underground.

Our program is a holistic, comprehensive approach that supports our youth and improves lives through partnerships with Running Rebels as well as 414Life. This program also signals a change in how we are approaching our contribution to ensuring safe neighborhoods. We must go into the community to learn what is sparking conflicts and more importantly, what do people need in order to avoid violent conflict in the first place.

The surge in violence demands that we respond, immediately, as a community and that we work together to ensure our young...
05/04/2021
County Executive David Crowley Statement on Recent Acts of Gun Violence

The surge in violence demands that we respond, immediately, as a community and that we work together to ensure our young people have the guidance they need to navigate this difficult time instead of resorting to violence or destructive behavior as solutions. The types of violence we’ve seen begs for mentorship and guidance that can have a huge impact on people’s lives. We shouldn’t write off any of our young people, they deserve someone to talk to and figure out how they navigate this difficult time in their lives – and figure out where they can go from here to create a fulfilling life in the future.

Milwaukee County is prepared to step-up, build relationships, and connect with people on our neighborhood blocks. In the spirit of our strategic plan to achieve our vision of equity, we want to intentionally include those who may not feel like they belong to a community or that they have likeminded peers. We want to provide the space for those individuals, and their families, to connect with each other, build community, and step outside of their comfort zones contribute to the work that is needed to get the County on the right track.

 

Funding for local governments is unsustainable and has been for a while. Without intervention, within the next six years...
05/04/2021
MKE County: County Faces Financial Disaster

Funding for local governments is unsustainable and has been for a while. Without intervention, within the next six years, Milwaukee County will have no local dollars to pay for local services. As a county, we have done our part by cutting costs and reducing our footprint but attempting to solve this problem by only cutting services is not possible. We have to address the revenue side of the equation and that can only be done through action in the state legislature.

By 2027 structural deficit will leave zero dollars to spend on parks, transit, other local services.

The day has finally come! Construction on the much anticipated Couture begins this Wednesday. "The 44-story skyscr**er –...
05/03/2021
Couture loan secured, construction will begin Wednesday

The day has finally come! Construction on the much anticipated Couture begins this Wednesday.

"The 44-story skyscr**er – designed by Rinka – will alter the Downtown skyline and add plazas, parks, pedestrian bridges, a Hop streetcar stop and Milwaukee County Transit System bus rapid transit depot to the lakefront at Michigan, Clybourn and Lincoln Memorial Drive."

Finally, it appears that the long-discussed Couture development, planned for the lakefront site that once housed the Downtown Transit Center, is ready to move forward.

Happy Arbor Day! Whether it be for their beauty, the air they provide, or the animals they protect--there are many reaso...
04/30/2021

Happy Arbor Day! Whether it be for their beauty, the air they provide, or the animals they protect--there are many reasons to celebrate our trees today.

Happy Arbor Day! Whether it be for their beauty, the air they provide, or the animals they protect--there are many reasons to celebrate our trees today.

Denim Day is dedicated to raising awareness and educating about sexual violence, harassment, and r**e. Show your support...
04/28/2021

Denim Day is dedicated to raising awareness and educating about sexual violence, harassment, and r**e. Show your support by wearing denim today!

Denim Day is dedicated to raising awareness and educating about sexual violence, harassment, and r**e. Show your support by wearing denim today!

In the next six years, Milwaukee County will have no local dollars to pay for local services. The situation could not be...
04/28/2021
Milwaukee Officials Stress Importance Of Increased Local Revenue At Joint Finance Hearing

In the next six years, Milwaukee County will have no local dollars to pay for local services. The situation could not be more dire. The cost of services in Milwaukee County, including state mandates like jail and court costs, are about $20 million more a year than what is collected by property taxes. Attempting to solve this situation by only cutting services, is not possible nor is it sustainable. We must address the revenue side of the equation.

Milwaukee County Executive David Crowley and Milwaukee Common Council President Cavalier Johnson attended the Joint Committee on Finance hearing Wednesday. They said without the ability to increase revenue, continue budget cuts would be required.

The cost of services in Milwaukee County, including state mandates like jail and court costs, are about $20 million more...
04/27/2021
Milwaukee Leaders Warn Of Dire Future Without Shared Revenue, Sales Tax Increase

The cost of services in Milwaukee County, including state mandates like jail and court costs, are about $20 million more a year than what is collected by property taxes. Over the last decade, we have cut costs and trimmed all that we can but solving this problem by only cutting services is not possible nor is it sustainable. We must address the revenue side of this equation, while also taking this opportunity to maintain our economic competitiveness. The longer we wait, the worse the situation becomes.

Milwaukee leaders are making the case for the ability to raise sales tax in the county to help cover basic services. Republican state lawmakers appear unlikely to go along with the plan.

Last week, I kicked off my inaugural Milwaukee County municipal tour with a stop in beautiful South Milwaukee. Thank you...
04/26/2021

Last week, I kicked off my inaugural Milwaukee County municipal tour with a stop in beautiful South Milwaukee. Thank you South Milwaukee Mayor Erik Brooks for taking the time to show me around and even getting my picture taken with the Da Crusher! We also made stops at a local vaccination site and some amazing minority-owned businesses, before ending with a hard hat tour of the Bucyrus Club.

This week, I had the opportunity to meet with the participants in our County Parks 2021 Fresh Start Workforce Program. T...
04/23/2021

This week, I had the opportunity to meet with the participants in our County Parks 2021 Fresh Start Workforce Program. Thanks to a partnership with MMSD and Cream City Conservation, we are able to offer three workforce programs targeted for returning citizens that provide work experience, family sustaining wages, and wrap around services.

Today, I was proud to celebrate Earth Day with Governor Tony Evers in planting trees at Havenwoods State Forest. It is g...
04/22/2021

Today, I was proud to celebrate Earth Day with Governor Tony Evers in planting trees at Havenwoods State Forest. It is going to take all of us to mitigate the damage caused by climate change and to ensure a healthy planet for generations to come.

51 years ago, our very own Wisconsin Senator Ga***rd Nelson created Earth Day. Since then, we have made much progress to...
04/22/2021

51 years ago, our very own Wisconsin Senator Ga***rd Nelson created Earth Day. Since then, we have made much progress to protect our environment but we can and must do better. Today, the Milwaukee County Board is voting on a resolution to make Milwaukee County carbon neutral by the year 2050. This is a step in the right direction, especially since we know that climate change and pollution have a disproportionate effect on low-income communities and communities of color. To realize our vision of achieving racial equity and making Milwaukee the healthiest county in the state, climate justice must be prioritized.

51 years ago, our very own Wisconsin Senator Ga***rd Nelson created Earth Day. Since then, we have made much progress to protect our environment but we can and must do better. Today, the Milwaukee County Board is voting on a resolution to make Milwaukee County carbon neutral by the year 2050. This is a step in the right direction, especially since we know that climate change and pollution have a disproportionate effect on low-income communities and communities of color. To realize our vision of achieving racial equity and making Milwaukee the healthiest county in the state, climate justice must be prioritized.

04/21/2021

Today, Common Council President Alderman Cavalier Johnson and I made the nearly 4 hour drive to Rhinelander to testify at the Joint Finance Committee Budget Hearing to show the direness of our situation and to advocate for diversifying local revenue streams to ensure we can provide essential services and much needed property tax relief.

Without a solution, within the next 6 years, all of our local tax dollars will be dedicated to supporting state-mandated services. This means that in the next 6 years, there will be no local dollars for local services. This means there will be no local funding for our public safety, senior services, parks, emergency services, disability services, bus routes and roads, and more. All we are asking the Legislature is to give us the tools to allow us to help ourselves.

I'm glad to see that after nearly a year, the Floyd family can rest tonight knowing George’s killer will be held account...
04/20/2021

I'm glad to see that after nearly a year, the Floyd family can rest tonight knowing George’s killer will be held accountable, but the system is guilty as well. Today, we must all commit ourselves to the work of achieving racial equity and bringing an end to the systemic forces that continue to devalue the lives of our fellow residents.

Real justice is living in a world where George Floyd and Daunte Wright are alive today and their killers never had the power to take their lives in the first place. Justice is dismantling the systems that endanger Black and Brown lives, transgender lives, Asian-American and Pacific Islander lives, and the lives of so many others part of communities who for generations have never felt safe – even in their own homes. Justice is intentionally working towards a world where someone’s life expectancy can’t be predicted by their zip code.

I'm glad to see that after nearly a year, the Floyd family can rest tonight knowing George’s killer will be held accountable, but the system is guilty as well. Today, we must all commit ourselves to the work of achieving racial equity and bringing an end to the systemic forces that continue to devalue the lives of our fellow residents.

Real justice is living in a world where George Floyd and Daunte Wright are alive today and their killers never had the power to take their lives in the first place. Justice is dismantling the systems that endanger Black and Brown lives, transgender lives, Asian-American and Pacific Islander lives, and the lives of so many others part of communities who for generations have never felt safe – even in their own homes. Justice is intentionally working towards a world where someone’s life expectancy can’t be predicted by their zip code.

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