Common Council members are constantly engaged in finding ways to bring about positive change in Milwaukee. Many create and sponsor initiatives that help move that change forward. The following are the current initiatives put forth by the Common Council:
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This initiative promotes community resource hubs that provide direct services like group-based mentoring, driver's license recovery, child support mediation and referrals to city services and in-kind resources.
Alderwoman Milele Coggs envisioned this as a day to help expose young women of high school age to strong female role models in leadership positions as well as careers in public service. Girls' Day at City Hall happens every year in March.
Alderman Murphy is committed to raising heroin addiction awareness in the city, because one important way the downward spiral of addiction can be stopped is by friends and family members understanding the signs of addiction and knowing how to intervene on behalf of loved ones. Click on the picture to the left for updates on his heroin/opiates initiative.
This is a City of Milwaukee initiative aimed at reducing panhandling.
In early 2017, the Milwaukee Promise Zone Initiative was rolled out by Alderman Hamilton and other Council members as a multi-pronged approach to spur positive change in four designated Promise Zones.
Milwaukee's Sister City Initiative is affiliated with Sister Cities International, a program with over sixty years of history in promoting people-to-people diplomacy and cooperation between cities worldwide.
Initiated by Alderman Michael Murphy, the MKE Peace Project (MPP) is challenging youth in the central city to come up with what they feel are the factors contributing to violence in their neighborhoods, and to brainstorm and present their solutions to these problems.
The MKE Plays initiative, conceived by Alderman Michael Murphy, aims to transform 14 of the city’s most deteriorated playgrounds into models for local collaboration and renovation over the next 3 years. For more information, click on the title above.
A citywide cleanup effort where volunteers, residents and local neighborhood organizations tam up together across 11 aldermanic districts in memory of Greg "Ziggy" Zyszkiewicz.
The Big Serve is a week of community service geared towards helping to make Milwaukee become a better place to live.