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City Accelerator

Jun 26

Mayor Tom Barrett, the Citi Foundation and Living Cities announced the expansion of the City Accelerator program to Milwaukee. Five cities, including Milwaukee, will work together over the next year to refine approaches to procurement spending, pursuing at least one new strategy to increase the diversity of municipal vendors and contractors and direct more spending to local minority-owned businesses.

Earn & Learn All-Star Team

Jun 21

Mayor Tom Barrett announced his Earn & Learn All-Star Team, a new collaborative partnership with the Green Bay Packers, Milwaukee Bucks, Milwaukee Brewers, and Milwaukee Admirals to support his Earn & Learn summer youth employment program.

Great Lakes & St. Lawrence Cities Initiative

Jun 15

Mayor Tom Barrett joined other member mayors of the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative at their annual meeting and conference in Montreal.

Coffee with a Cop

Jun 08

Mayor Tom Barrett announced that the Milwaukee Police Department, in partnership with Children’s Community Health Plan and McDonald’s Restaurants, will host Coffee with a Cop neighborhood events throughout the City.

Walk 100 Miles in 100 Days

Jun 01

Mayor Tom Barrett kicked off his 2017 Walk 100 Miles in 100 Days Challenge on Thursday, June 1, at City Hall. The kick-off announcement was followed by the program’s inaugural walk along Wisconsin Avenue to view the new sculptures that debuted in Downtown Milwaukee.

WRTP/BIG STEP Partnership

May 25

Mayor Barrett visited WRTP/BIG STEP to meet with and provide support to new carpenter apprentices who are completing readiness training and looking forward to working on the Milwaukee Bucks development in Downtown Milwaukee.

Hot Summer Milwaukee

May 17

Mayor Tom Barrett and nine education and community organizations will announce the collaboration for the second year in connecting Milwaukee families with fun summer learning and recreational activities through the hotsummermke.com online resource

2017 Ceasefire Breakfast

May 15

This year marks the 13th Annual Ceasefire Sabbath, an effort to mobilize the faith-based community in working collaboratively to improve public safety and strengthen neighborhoods. On Sunday, May 21, 2017, Mayor Barrett will visit three places of worship to engage the various faith communities in an effort to fight violence and promote safety in Milwaukee.

Fitch Rating Portrays Positive Outlook for City’s Budgetary Future

Apr 28

Following the recent Fitch Rating announcement on the City’s budgetary state, Mayor Tom Barrett praised the report that outlines Milwaukee’s strong budgetary oversight and control.

Denim Day

Apr 26

Mayor Tom Barrett called on all Milwaukee area residents to wear jeans on Wednesday, April 26, as a sign of support for local survivors of sexual assault. The effort is part of the sixth annual Denim Day Milwaukee.

Letter to President Trump to Address Lead Service Lines

Apr 18

Advocating for a stronger partnership with the Federal government, Mayor Tom Barrett today asked President Donald J. Trump to increase federal funds for lead service line replacement efforts in Milwaukee.

Sexual Assault Awareness Month Campaign

Apr 06

Mayor Tom Barrett is calling for community-wide attention to a new effort that is raising awareness for sexual assault and supporting survivors.

Earn & Learn Applications

Mar 29

Mayor Tom Barrett opened the application process for the 2017 Earn & Learn initiative, a summer youth employment program that assists young people from Milwaukee in making a successful transition from adolescence into adulthood through job skills and work experience.

Statement on Department of Neighborhood Services Employee

Mar 22

Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett released a statement regarding the death of a City of Milwaukee Department of Neighborhood Services employee

2017 State of the City

Mar 06

Mayor Tom Barrett delivered the 2017 State of the City Address on Monday, March 6, at the Harley-Davidson University and Conference Center.

Mayor Barrett Highlights Housing Efforts through Partnerships

Mar 01

Mayor Tom Barrett was joined by representatives from Ocwen Financial Corporation, (NYSE: OCN), a leading financial services holding company, to highlight the 2016 results of the partnership between the City and Ocwen.

HOME GR/OWN Fondy Park

Feb 08

Mayor Tom Barrett recently unveiled plans for the City’s latest HOME GR/OWN green space on a long-vacant lot adjacent to the Fondy Farmers Market. The lot will be transformed into a storm water park filled with sustainability features and a new gathering space for Lindsay Heights and Fond du Lac Avenue area residents.

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