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District 1 - President Ashanti Hamilton

Common Council President Ashanti Hamilton at the 2nd Annual 300+ Strong Movement Rally. The 300+ Strong Movement was launched in 2015 to address the unique challenges and realities Black youths face in Milwaukee.


Summer Youth Internship Program applications accepted through March 24

Students who are interested in being a Summer Youth Intern should review the description, requirements and fill out the application at

Be The Change

Launched in 2011 by Alderman Ashanti Hamilton, in partnership with Milwaukee Public Schools and Potawatomi Bingo Casino, the Be the Change program is a new youth initiative designed to provide wrap-around mentoring, leadership and literacy support for targeted Milwaukee youth. Be the Change engages young men transitioning from eighth to ninth grade, and is designed to improve academic outcomes through explorations of culturally relevant literature and daily writing practice during the summer months. The academic enrichment portion of the program is complemented by community partner-led components in leadership and reaching one’s full potential. 

President Hamilton's Videos

Garden Homes Community Rain Garden

2016 Inauguration Ceremony

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City Hall
200 E. Wells Street
Room 205
Milwaukee, WI 53202  

(414) 286-2221

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Ashanti Hamilton
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Phone: (414) 286-2228
Fax: (414) 286-3456

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Committee Assignments

Chair: Steering and Rules Committee


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Call for Action
Phone Directory

A limited number of booklets can be obtained by contacting my assistant at 286-2228. You can also download and print your own version of the directory, or call 286-CITY to instantly be connected with any city service.

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Safe Sleep for Your Baby

The City of Milwaukee Health Department strongly advises parents NOT to share a bed with their infant. This is based on an American Academy of Pediatrics 2005 Policy Statement that states that the “risk of SIDS has been shown to be reduced when the infant sleeps in the same room as the mother,” but the AAP recommends that infants not share a bed with parents or anyone else, due to proven hazards. Click here to view a video that offers some advice on how to avoid the problems associated with “co-sleeping” with infants.