Millennial Task Force

Milwaukee's Millennial Task Force

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About Millennial Task Force - Executive Summary

The Millennial Task Force was established by Common Council File Number 191180, adopted November 26, 2019, to address the problem of “brain drain” from Milwaukee. The purpose of the Task Force was to make recommendations to the Common Council regarding proposals to attract and retain Millennials, who are individuals born between 1981 and 1996. The Task Force was comprised of community leaders representing Social X MKE, City of Milwaukee Department of Neighborhood Services, Galbraith Carnahan Architects, NEWaukee, Northwestern Mutual, Milwaukee Urban League, Greater Milwaukee Committee, Wheel & Sprocket, Wisconsin LGBT Chamber of Commerce, Hmong Wisconsin Chamber of Commerce, and Bridge the City.

Members evaluated research on the depth of the brain drain problem in Milwaukee, including Census data showing that, between 2011 and 2015, Milwaukee saw a net loss of 2,412 18- and 19-year olds on average per year. To supplement meeting discussions and aid in constructing final recommendations, members reviewed local and national publications and survey results on many issues affecting Millennials.

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"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has."

— Margaret Mead

"To those who stay put, the world is but an imaginary place. But to the movers, the makers, and the shakers, the world is all around, an endless invitation."

— Unknown

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Areas of Focus

  • Infrastructure and Transportation
  • Employment and Economic Development
  • Racial and Criminal Justice
  • Health and Wellness
  • Education
  • Marketing and Storytelling

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Research Evaluated

To inform meeting discussions, Task Force members conducted and shared research related to various topics, problems, and opportunities salient to Milwaukee’s Millennial cohort. The Legislative Reference Bureau supported these efforts by providing local and national publications and survey results in order to aid members’ ideas and proposals with background material.

 

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"You must be the change you wish to see in the world."

Mahatma Gandhi

Millennial Task Force Support Team

 

  • Chris Lee, Staff Assistant - City Clerk's Office 
  • Bernadette Karanja, Workforce Development Coordinator - City Clerk's Office (Office of Workforce Development)
  • Alex Highley, Legislative Fiscal Analyst, Lead - City Clerk's Office (Legislative Reference Bureau)
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