News and Information from the 6th Aldermanic District
Skyline Music Series continues this summer
Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs invites neighbors to join in the fun during this summer’s 2014 Skyline Music concert at Kadish Park, just south of E. North Ave. between the Kilbourn Park Reservoir and Commerce St. Hosted by the COA Youth & Family Centers, the free Tuesday evening concert series also includes food vendors and free art activities offered by the Riverwest Artists Association, and runs through August 19.
Each concert in the Skyline Music series starts at 5:30 p.m. and ends at 8:30 p.m. The lineup for 2014 is:
July 8 - De La Buena
July 15 - RAS Movement
July 22 - Extra Crispy Brass Band
July 29 - Tweed Funk
August 5 - Paul Cebar
August 12 - 5 Card Stud
August 19 - Urbanites
6th Annual FREEDOM SCHOLARSHIP ESSAY Contest
A major objective of this contest is to assist our college bound recent High School graduates in the Milwaukee area to better understand where their paths lead. We hope that this contest will help our youth appreciate the sacrifice that African-American men and women of our past have made, and recognize their duty to continue the legacy of freedom through their activism and vigilance. To register, either print out a registration form and mail. Deadline August 15, 2014!!! NO EXCEPTIONS!!!
Apply Online for City Boards and Commissions
New City of Milwaukee online features enable residents to quickly and easily place their names in nomination for appointments to serve on city boards and commissions. The boards and commissions applicant web pages can be accessed on the city’s main page at www.city.milwaukee.gov.
Alderwoman Coggs has been an early and strong voice in the city for increasing and expanding community access and involvement in the boards and commissions appointment process, and she encourages residents to get involved and consider submitting their name for consideration using the new options. “The public deserves a nomination system that is more accessible and transparent, and one that will include potential board and commission candidates from across the entire city,” she said. “Residents who want to become more civically active and involved should take advantage of this new process.”
Report Vandalism to Vacant Buildings
- Call WeTIP at: 1-800-78-CRIME
- You could be eligible to receive up to $1,000 reward
Do you think you might lose your home? You are not alone.
To jump start the process of getting help, call the Metropolitan Milwaukee Fair Housing Council at 414-921-1090. If you need help avoiding foreclosure NOW, you can get FREE professional help from a nonprofit counselor who will help you establish a budget, understand the terms of your loan and talk with your lender. Go to www.milwaukeehousinghelp.org, www.findaforeclosurecounselor.org or www.hud.gov.