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Welcome to the Department of Administration

The Department of Administration (DOA) is responsible for many of the centralized functions of the City of Milwaukee. DOA works to make Milwaukee one of the nations most attractive cities in which to live, work and do business by:

  1. Enhancing the ability of city agencies to provide high quality, valued services at a cost citizens can afford;
  2. Developing and recommending policies that protect the city's fiscal foundation; and
  3. Influencing state and federal policies that affect the city's ability to thrive.

 Inside DOA

Business Operations 

The Business Operations Division serves approximately fifty City departments, boards, and commissions and consists of four sections:


Procurement Services 

The Procurement Services Section's mission is to acquire Commodities and Services for City Departments in the most cost effective, efficient, and impartial manner within the appropriate guidelines.


Budget Management

The Budget and Management Division serves as the City's executive budget office. Its responsibilities include development of the annual Executive Budget; implementation of the adopted budget; management analysis of City operations; and development and analysis of fiscal policy and legislative proposals.


Community Development Grants

CDBG is responsible for applying for, recommending the allocation of, and overseeing the effective use of Local, State and Federal funds for programs in targeted central city neighborhoods. Most of the funding is to assist lower income families and remove blight.


Intergovernmental Relations

IRD is responsible for identifying and developing relationships with other governmental jurisdictions in order to promote opportunities to solve intergovernmental issues to the city’s advantage. This includes seeking new and additional funding sources, and successfully promoting and managing the city’s legislative agenda.


Environmental Sustainability


The Office of Environmental Sustainability works on a number of initiatives that will help City government and the community at large become both environmentally and economically sustainable. Projects and goals include:



Charter School Review

The Charter School Review Committee was established to implement state legislation authorizing the operation of charter schools and serves as the review and monitoring arm of the Common Council of the City of Milwaukee. The CSRC’s mission is to ensure that the Common Council of Milwaukee is a quality authorizer of charter schools.


Information Technology Management

The City of Milwaukee uses information systems to add value to the community by delivering high quality services at the lowest possible cost.



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Contact Us

City Hall
200 E. Wells Street
Room 606
Milwaukee, WI 53202  

414-286-CITY (2489)

Director Sharon Robinson  


Sharon Robinson


Phone: 414-286-3850
Fax: 414-286-8547

Program Assistant

Dana Kraemer

Phone: 414-286-8702
Fax: 414-286-8547