Mayor Tom Barrett reported on the significant number of residents who have taken advantage of in-person absentee voting opportunities in Milwaukee. Since September 26, more than 6,100 in-person absentee ballots have been submitted at the three early voting locations throughout the City.
Mayor Tom Barrett announced that the Milwaukee Public Library Fine Forgiveness program will be extended for an additional week to continue restoring access for residents to their neighborhood libraries. The campaign will run an additional week, ending Sunday, October 16, at all Milwaukee Public Library locations.
Mayor Tom Barrett was joined by the City of Milwaukee Election Commission, staff from Milwaukee Public Libraries and voting rights leaders to celebrate National Voter Registration Day (NVRD). The event recognized the opportunity for City of Milwaukee residents to register to vote or update their voter registration in anticipation of the upcoming November 8 Presidential Election.
Mayor Tom Barrett and the Milwaukee Health Department were joined by Common Council President Ashanti Hamilton and other community leaders to announce the $5 million Resiliency in Communities After Stress and Trauma (ReCAST) grant that will advance the City’s efforts in improving public safety and creating stronger neighborhoods.
Mayor Tom Barrett unveiled the City of Milwaukee’s expanded Better Buildings Challenge program, offering a streamlined customer service process and additional resources to help owners and managers make their buildings more competitive and energy efficient.
Mayor Barrett praised the efforts of Northcott Neighborhood House as their neighborhood revitalization initiative, Milwaukee Builds, conducted a deconstruction demonstration highlighting job training, and workforce utilization. Milwaukee Builds receives Community Development Block Grant funding from the City of Milwaukee.
Mayor Tom Barrett announced the hours of operation and locations for in-person absentee voting throughout the City of Milwaukee.
Mayor Barrett recently submitted an Op-ed to the Journal Sentinel about focusing on Milwaukee's future.
Mayor Tom Barrett is inviting all area residents to join him at some of his final community walks throughout the City. Walk 100 encourages Milwaukee residents to stay active by participating in community walks.
Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett praised the Milwaukee Common Council’s vote for $20 million in funding from tax incremental financing as a local share for the proposed Fourth Street Extension of The Milwaukee Streetcar.
Mayor Tom Barrett will be celebrating Independence Day all around Milwaukee. As per tradition, Mayor Barrett will attend several events throughout the day in an effort to reach out to all corners of our city.
Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett announced $8 million in workforce funding from the U.S. Department of Labor that will be committed to train Milwaukee residents for careers in technology fields.
Mayor Tom Barrett delivered remarks to address the Wisconsin Supreme Court decision that eliminates the residency requirement for public employees.
Mayor Tom Barrett and nine education and community organizations have collaborated to launch a new online resource, hotsummermke.com, which connects Milwaukee families with fun summer learning and recreational activities.
Mayor Tom Barrett attended the 50 State Convening on Gun Violence Prevention Summit on Tuesday, May 24, at The White House in Washington DC.
Thank you to everyone who participated in the Giving Back & Building Up Inaugural Week of Service.
Applications for Earn & Learn, a summer youth employment program initiated by Mayor Tom Barrett in partnership with local businesses and organizations, are open.
The City of Milwaukee has been awarded the MetLife Foundation/Generations United America’s Best Intergenerational Communities Award. Since 2010, the awards program has recognized 18 innovative communities across America that are leading the way by incorporating intergenerational solutions that engage the wisdom and vitality of all generations.
Mayor Tom Barrett kicked-off year two of the successful workforce program Compete Milwaukee. To date, nearly 200 City of Milwaukee residents have participated in the program, putting them on a career path to family-supporting employment.
In conjunction with the White House Water Summit, Mayor Tom Barrett announced that the International Water Association (IWA) is establishing its North American Regional Office at the Global Water Center in Milwaukee. The IWA is the leading global network of water professionals working to deliver equitable and sustainable water management worldwide.
Mayor Tom Barrett announced that the City of Milwaukee has been selected as one of six cities to participate in Bloomberg Philanthropies’ “What Work Cities” initiative – one of the largest-ever philanthropic efforts to enhance the use of data and evidence in the public sector.
Mayor Tom Barrett announced that the City of Milwaukee has been designated as a White House TechHire Community. TechHire empowers Americans to learn skills to work in technology fields.
President Barack Obama congratulated in-person Mayor Tom Barrett and the City of Milwaukee for winning the White House's "Healthy Communities Challenge" on March 3 at the Bruce Guadalupe Community School.
Northwestern Mutual’s new downtown tower is reshaping Milwaukee’s skyline, and, at the same time, the project is connecting hundreds of Milwaukee workers with career opportunities in the building trades.
Mayor Tom Barrett delivered the 2016 State of the City Address on Monday, February 8, at the Hmong American Peace Academy. The Mayor’s speech highlighted the positive momentum occurring in Milwaukee.