Mayor Tom Barrett

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Tom Barrett was elected Milwaukee’s 40th Mayor on April 6, 2004. As Milwaukee’s Chief Executive, Tom Barrett is making neighborhoods safer by strengthening the Milwaukee Police Department, targeting gangs and illegal guns and forging partnerships with faith-based groups and neighborhood organizations to strengthen the community’s role in reducing crime. Mayor Barrett continues to strengthen the Ci

Tom Barrett was elected Milwaukee’s 40th Mayor on April 6, 2004. As Milwaukee’s Chief Executive, Tom Barrett is making neighborhoods safer by strengthening the Milwaukee Police Department, targeting gangs and illegal guns and forging partnerships with faith-based groups and neighborhood organizations to strengthen the community’s role in reducing crime. Mayor Barrett continues to strengthen the Ci

We are now at the stage in our pandemic response where we are going door-to-door in areas of Milwaukee with low vaccinat...
07/07/2021

We are now at the stage in our pandemic response where we are going door-to-door in areas of Milwaukee with low vaccination rates.

Our outreach teams will be comprised of mobilizers sharing COVID-19 information, City of Milwaukee Health Department staff administering vaccine, and Milwaukee Fire Department crew monitoring vaccinations and installing smoke detectors for those who need them.

If you are not yet vaccinated, please keep an open mind. Ask questions and listen to what our outreach teams have to say to make the best decision for yourself, your family, and your neighbors.

#CrushCovidMKE

We are now at the stage in our pandemic response where we are going door-to-door in areas of Milwaukee with low vaccination rates.

Our outreach teams will be comprised of mobilizers sharing COVID-19 information, City of Milwaukee Health Department staff administering vaccine, and Milwaukee Fire Department crew monitoring vaccinations and installing smoke detectors for those who need them.

If you are not yet vaccinated, please keep an open mind. Ask questions and listen to what our outreach teams have to say to make the best decision for yourself, your family, and your neighbors.

#CrushCovidMKE

The bet is ON! City of Phoenix, AZ USA Mayor Kate Gallego and I agreed the loser of the #NBAFinals has to publicly wear ...
07/06/2021

The bet is ON! City of Phoenix, AZ USA Mayor Kate Gallego and I agreed the loser of the #NBAFinals has to publicly wear the winning team's jersey and send a package of local goodies to the winner.

I hope Mayor Gallego looks good in GREEN... GO Milwaukee Bucks!! #FearTheDeer

The bet is ON! City of Phoenix, AZ USA Mayor Kate Gallego and I agreed the loser of the #NBAFinals has to publicly wear the winning team's jersey and send a package of local goodies to the winner.

I hope Mayor Gallego looks good in GREEN... GO Milwaukee Bucks!! #FearTheDeer

I was pleased to join EPA Administrator Michael Regan, County Executive David Crowley, Wisconsin Department of Natural R...
07/06/2021

I was pleased to join EPA Administrator Michael Regan, County Executive David Crowley, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Secretary Preston Cole and Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District - MMSD Executive Director Kevin Shafer today at Pulaski Park, the site of Kinnickinnic River improvements, to discuss the Bipartisan Infrastructure Framework.

Milwaukee is America’s Fresh Coast, where water is central to our commerce and recreation. There have been times in our history when we have neglected or harmed our great water resource, and remedying that takes investment.

The work that federal infrastructure investments will bring to Milwaukee will create jobs and launch careers while restoring habitat, advancing water equity and improving safety through flood reduction and lead removal.

The City's Office of African American Affairs was awarded $4 million by the Office of Minority Health - U.S. Department ...
07/06/2021

The City's Office of African American Affairs was awarded $4 million by the Office of Minority Health - U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to fight #COVID19 and improve #healthliteracy among racial and ethnic minorities and vulnerable communities.

Learn more about the $250M initiative: minorityhealth.hhs.gov/omh/Content.aspx?ID=22541&lvl=1&lvlid=5

The City's Office of African American Affairs was awarded $4 million by the Office of Minority Health - U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to fight #COVID19 and improve #healthliteracy among racial and ethnic minorities and vulnerable communities.

Learn more about the $250M initiative: minorityhealth.hhs.gov/omh/Content.aspx?ID=22541&lvl=1&lvlid=5

Eastern Conference Champs! On to the finals! Go Milwaukee Bucks!#FearTheDeer
07/04/2021

Eastern Conference Champs! On to the finals! Go Milwaukee Bucks!

#FearTheDeer

Whole Squad Ready.

This year, the City of Milwaukee’s #4thofJuly festivities—parades, picnics and fireworks—are scheduled for Monday, July ...
07/04/2021

This year, the City of Milwaukee’s #4thofJuly festivities—parades, picnics and fireworks—are scheduled for Monday, July 5. Daytime celebrations will take place at King Center and Enderis Playfield, where volunteers will carry on the traditions that were started in 1911.

Please be safe. Setting off fireworks is illegal in the City of Milwaukee. Plan to watch a firework display at any of the following Milwaukee County Parks: Alcott, Gordon, Humbolt, Jackson, Lake, Lincoln, Mitchell, Noyes, Washington and Wilson.

This year, the City of Milwaukee’s #4thofJuly festivities—parades, picnics and fireworks—are scheduled for Monday, July 5. Daytime celebrations will take place at King Center and Enderis Playfield, where volunteers will carry on the traditions that were started in 1911.

Please be safe. Setting off fireworks is illegal in the City of Milwaukee. Plan to watch a firework display at any of the following Milwaukee County Parks: Alcott, Gordon, Humbolt, Jackson, Lake, Lincoln, Mitchell, Noyes, Washington and Wilson.

Good food is an important factor in overall health, and in parts of the city without convenient access to fresh food, re...
06/30/2021

Good food is an important factor in overall health, and in parts of the city without convenient access to fresh food, residents are more vulnerable. We are making investments to address disparities that affect the well-being of people in neighborhoods across Milwaukee.

The City of Milwaukee has identified 17 different programs that increase access to, or information about, healthy food in underserved neighborhoods, and these programs will share a total of up to $200,000 in city-funded grants.

The Fresh Food Access Fund grant recipients are located in neighborhoods on the south, north and west side of the city. All awardees will match City funds, so the grants will leverage at least $400,000 for efforts that promote healthy foods.

Compete Milwaukee workers earn $12.67/hour to perform various general laborer assignments for DPW Milwaukee, including f...
06/29/2021

Compete Milwaukee workers earn $12.67/hour to perform various general laborer assignments for DPW Milwaukee, including filling potholes to maintain street infrastructure and supporting garbage and recycling operations.

Programming also provides career pathways training and mentorship to support individualized goals and the attainment of future employment opportunities.

To apply, contact Hector Lerma from UMOS, Inc. at (414) 389-6234. Request placement within Compete Milwaukee at a City of Milwaukee worksite location. Eligibility requirements apply.

Compete Milwaukee workers earn $12.67/hour to perform various general laborer assignments for DPW Milwaukee, including filling potholes to maintain street infrastructure and supporting garbage and recycling operations.

Programming also provides career pathways training and mentorship to support individualized goals and the attainment of future employment opportunities.

To apply, contact Hector Lerma from UMOS, Inc. at (414) 389-6234. Request placement within Compete Milwaukee at a City of Milwaukee worksite location. Eligibility requirements apply.

Every career starts with a first job. If you are between the ages of 14-24, it is not too late to apply for Employ Milwa...
06/28/2021

Every career starts with a first job. If you are between the ages of 14-24, it is not too late to apply for Employ Milwaukee's EARN & LEARN summer program to receive paid work experiences, professional development and job readiness training. Learn more at employmilwaukee.org.

Every career starts with a first job. If you are between the ages of 14-24, it is not too late to apply for Employ Milwaukee's EARN & LEARN summer program to receive paid work experiences, professional development and job readiness training. Learn more at employmilwaukee.org.

Crush COVID Crew ambassadors are Milwaukeeans who are passionate about sharing reputable information on the vaccine and ...
06/28/2021

Crush COVID Crew ambassadors are Milwaukeeans who are passionate about sharing reputable information on the vaccine and combatting the spread of misinformation in their community.

Sign up for the City of Milwaukee Health Department's June 29 information sessions at 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. to learn more: facebook.com/events/490862528656592

#CrushCOVIDMKE

06/25/2021

We'll be back at the Plaza at Fiserv Forum tonight before the Milwaukee Bucks game! Come get your COVID vaccine between 5 - 7 p.m. and be entered to win two FREE tickets for tonight's Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals! #CrushCOVIDmke #BucksInSix

It’s Re-Opening Day today, a chance to cheer on the Milwaukee Brewers and note our community’s success to #CrushCovidMKE...
06/25/2021

It’s Re-Opening Day today, a chance to cheer on the Milwaukee Brewers and note our community’s success to #CrushCovidMKE.

American Family Field will be at full capacity, and $1 hot dogs will help make the day a great baseball event.

#ThisIsMyCrew

It’s Re-Opening Day today, a chance to cheer on the Milwaukee Brewers and note our community’s success to #CrushCovidMKE.

American Family Field will be at full capacity, and $1 hot dogs will help make the day a great baseball event.

#ThisIsMyCrew

06/24/2021

Milwaukee is illuminated in green. As we light up the city, we are rooting for the Milwaukee Bucks to light up the scoreboard! #FearTheDeer

📸: Front Room Photography
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Multiple city departments are adapting their strategies to address unruly crowds downtown and elsewhere in Milwaukee. Pu...
06/23/2021
Barrett Addresses Downtown Violence

Multiple city departments are adapting their strategies to address unruly crowds downtown and elsewhere in Milwaukee.

Public works, the health department and the police department have coordinated new approaches aimed at maintaining safety, and those approaches are refined as the situation warrants.

We are working cooperatively with residents and businesses affected by late night crowds to find the best solutions to these challenges.

Fights and shootings occurring at large gatherings outside Water Street bars

Milwaukee loves the Bucks! Here’s to more success as the Milwaukee Bucks battle the Atlanta Hawks for the Eastern Confer...
06/23/2021

Milwaukee loves the Bucks! Here’s to more success as the Milwaukee Bucks battle the Atlanta Hawks for the Eastern Conference championship.

#FearTheDeer

Atlanta, let’s dance.

June 26 at 10 a.m. the City of Milwaukee Fire & Police Commission will host a virtual community meeting on the appointme...
06/22/2021

June 26 at 10 a.m. the City of Milwaukee Fire & Police Commission will host a virtual community meeting on the appointments of Edward Fallone, Joan Kessler, and LaNelle Ramey to the Board of Fire & Police Commissioners.

Appointees will discuss their backgrounds and answer questions from the community. Register and submit questions here: attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4768780257512624908

June 26 at 10 a.m. the City of Milwaukee Fire & Police Commission will host a virtual community meeting on the appointments of Edward Fallone, Joan Kessler, and LaNelle Ramey to the Board of Fire & Police Commissioners.

Appointees will discuss their backgrounds and answer questions from the community. Register and submit questions here: attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4768780257512624908

06/21/2021

City Hall and other city buildings are now reopened to the public. Just a reminder that all visitors, regardless of vaccination status, will be required to wear masks when inside any of the city buildings. Additionally, all city employees will be masked when in public areas and interacting with visitors. #CrushCovidMKE

Black Box Fund is offering six weeks of community connection through the arts with the Out of the Box summer series at L...
06/21/2021

Black Box Fund is offering six weeks of community connection through the arts with the Out of the Box summer series at Lakeshore State Park.

Learn more about Cracking Art's colorful bird sculptures and the full schedule of public events at blackboxfund.org.

📸 : John Tomkiw

Black Box Fund is offering six weeks of community connection through the arts with the Out of the Box summer series at Lakeshore State Park.

Learn more about Cracking Art's colorful bird sculptures and the full schedule of public events at blackboxfund.org.

📸 : John Tomkiw

Job seekers can take advantage of Employ Milwaukee's Virtual Interview Workshop on June 23 at 3 p.m. and the Employment ...
06/21/2021

Job seekers can take advantage of Employ Milwaukee's Virtual Interview Workshop on June 23 at 3 p.m. and the Employment Information Session on June 24 at 11 a.m. Participants will learn more about available positions with featured employer Summerfest.

Happy #FathersDay to all the fathers and father figures in our community. Strong father involvement not only helps child...
06/20/2021

Happy #FathersDay to all the fathers and father figures in our community.

Strong father involvement not only helps children and families, but strengthens the entire city. The Milwaukee Fatherhood Initiative has given thousands of men the tools they need to become better dads with thriving children.

Are you a young dad interested in discussing fatherhood classes? Join MFI and Fathers Making Progress on Monday, June 28 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Urban Ecology Center at Washington Park. Register at [email protected] or call the MFI office with questions at (414) 286-5653.

Happy #FathersDay to all the fathers and father figures in our community.

Strong father involvement not only helps children and families, but strengthens the entire city. The Milwaukee Fatherhood Initiative has given thousands of men the tools they need to become better dads with thriving children.

Are you a young dad interested in discussing fatherhood classes? Join MFI and Fathers Making Progress on Monday, June 28 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Urban Ecology Center at Washington Park. Register at [email protected] or call the MFI office with questions at (414) 286-5653.

Milwaukee's #Juneteenth Day Festival highlights African Americans’ rich contributions to culture, science, mathematics, ...
06/19/2021

Milwaukee's #Juneteenth Day Festival highlights African Americans’ rich contributions to culture, science, mathematics, literature and the arts. This year is the festival’s 50th celebration, making it among one of the longest continuous observations of the event in the country.

Milwaukee's #Juneteenth Day Festival highlights African Americans’ rich contributions to culture, science, mathematics, literature and the arts. This year is the festival’s 50th celebration, making it among one of the longest continuous observations of the event in the country.

06/19/2021
Milwaukee Juneteenth Day

Happy #Juneteenth Day, Milwaukee. The City deeply values this rich and vibrant tradition recognizing the importance of the African American experience and the commemoration of the end of slavery in 1865 after many hard-fought battles in the pursuit of freedom and justice for all.

Thank you to the wonderful work of the Northcott Neighborhood House, the entire Juneteenth Day - Milwaukee Committee and the volunteers who make this day a true celebration.

The Community Within the Corridor project will be the largest privately owned affordable housing development in the Stat...
06/18/2021

The Community Within the Corridor project will be the largest privately owned affordable housing development in the State of Wisconsin once completed. This reimagining of the former Briggs and Stratton complex into a high-quality development with housing, commerce and community space for residents is a reason for much celebration today.

The City of Milwaukee assigned its largest single allocation of Community Development Block Grant HOME Program funds into this project—a $1 million investment. And, we’ve supported with an additional $3.15 million through a Tax Incremental District.

The Community Within the Corridor project will be the largest privately owned affordable housing development in the State of Wisconsin once completed. This reimagining of the former Briggs and Stratton complex into a high-quality development with housing, commerce and community space for residents is a reason for much celebration today.

The City of Milwaukee assigned its largest single allocation of Community Development Block Grant HOME Program funds into this project—a $1 million investment. And, we’ve supported with an additional $3.15 million through a Tax Incremental District.

Across the city, flags have been raised in celebration of #Juneteenth Day this Saturday, June 19. I was pleased to join ...
06/18/2021

Across the city, flags have been raised in celebration of #Juneteenth Day this Saturday, June 19. I was pleased to join in a virtual flag raising ceremony at Atkinson Triangle Park this Monday. And, this Tuesday the City of Milwaukee raised a flag outside of the Zeidler Building.

New Land Enterprises and Korb + Associates Architects are breaking ground on what will be one of the tallest and most im...
06/17/2021

New Land Enterprises and Korb + Associates Architects are breaking ground on what will be one of the tallest and most impressive timber buildings in the world: Ascent. The 25-story, mixed-use project downtown will stand at 284 feet tall when completed.

The Milwaukee Community Kickball League- Milwaukee, WI North Division will be partnering with the City of Milwaukee Heal...
06/17/2021

The Milwaukee Community Kickball League- Milwaukee, WI North Division will be partnering with the City of Milwaukee Health Department to provide vaccinations for Father’s Day on Sunday, June 20 from 2-4 p.m. at James Beckum Park located at 900 W. Brown St.

Stop by for family games, food, music and the on-site vaccination clinic. #CrushCOVIDMKE

The Milwaukee Community Kickball League- Milwaukee, WI North Division will be partnering with the City of Milwaukee Health Department to provide vaccinations for Father’s Day on Sunday, June 20 from 2-4 p.m. at James Beckum Park located at 900 W. Brown St.

Stop by for family games, food, music and the on-site vaccination clinic. #CrushCOVIDMKE

Dreamers make great communities and great progress. The groundbreaking of The Couture is possible because of some incred...
06/16/2021

Dreamers make great communities and great progress. The groundbreaking of The Couture is possible because of some incredible dreamers who turned our vision for our city and the gateway to Milwaukee’s lakefront into a reality.

We continue to look ahead to future phases of this project. Our vision of elevated walkways across both Michigan St. and Lincoln Memorial Dr. will improve pedestrian experience when we construct the Lakefront Gateway Plaza.

The Couture will also have a public park overlooking Milwaukee’s lakefront and skyline that will be available to everyone. And, The Hop will begin providing greater access to the lakefront as just one of many modes of transportation available to this exciting area.

Dreamers make great communities and great progress. The groundbreaking of The Couture is possible because of some incredible dreamers who turned our vision for our city and the gateway to Milwaukee’s lakefront into a reality.

We continue to look ahead to future phases of this project. Our vision of elevated walkways across both Michigan St. and Lincoln Memorial Dr. will improve pedestrian experience when we construct the Lakefront Gateway Plaza.

The Couture will also have a public park overlooking Milwaukee’s lakefront and skyline that will be available to everyone. And, The Hop will begin providing greater access to the lakefront as just one of many modes of transportation available to this exciting area.

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