Alderman Terry L. Witkowski, a former City of Milwaukee employee with 31 years of service, is a lifelong south side resident and has lived in the 13th District since 1955. He was elected to the Common Council in a special election on July 22, 2003. Alderman Witkowski, longtime Safety Director for the Milwaukee Safety Commission and the Milwaukee Police Department, has an extensive background in city government and civic involvement. Alderman Witkowski, holding his first elected office as 13th District Alderman, has served on numerous boards and has been active in many organizations. He is a past president of the South Side Business Club, the Survive Alive House Foundation and the South Side Civic Association. He has also maintained active involvement in safety initiatives and has been a board member of the National Safety Council, Businesses Against Drunk Drivers (BADD) and Citizens Against Drug Impaired Drivers.
Alderman Witkowski holds a Master of Science degree from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Marquette University. He received numerous awards and honors during his career, including the Distinguished Alumni Award from UW-Whitewater in 1996, a 2000 lifetime achievement award from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Safety, exceptional performance awards from the Milwaukee Common Council for outstanding contributions to the City of Milwaukee, and in 1993 the Distinguished Service to Safety Award, the highest award given to an individual by the National Safety Council. Since 1986 he has been an instructor at UW-Whitewater.
Alderman Witkowski has three grown children and four grandchildren.