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Help Milwaukee Count for the 2020 Census

Apr 01

Mayor Tom Barrett has proclaimed April 1, 2019 as Census Call to Action Day to heighten awareness of the critical need to count every Milwaukee resident in the upcoming 2020 Census.

Compete Milwaukee Program Boasts Positive Employment Results

Mar 27

Jobs are an integral part of growth and prosperity for every city neighborhood. The City of Milwaukee is a proud partner in providing unemployed and underemployed residents with the training they need to connect to employment opportunities. Mayor Tom Barrett invites qualified city residents to apply starting now for Compete Milwaukee transitional jobs.

2019 Spring Election Sees Increased Voter Participation

Mar 26

With one full week of early voting still to occur, Milwaukee’s early voting numbers have already surpassed numbers from previous Spring Elections.  As of Sunday, March 24, over 1,500 people had early voted in the City of Milwaukee, exceeding Spring Election numbers from last year and a comparable election in 2015. 

Apply to MPD Ambassador Program

Mar 26

The Milwaukee Police Department is looking for a select group of city residents between the ages of 18 and 25 to partake in the Milwaukee Police Ambassador Program. In its fifth year of implementation, the Police Ambassador program serves as a six-month paid work experience program for young adults interested in pursuing a meaningful career in public safety or criminal justice.

Mayor Barrett Delivers 2019 State of the City Address

Mar 13

Highlighting Milwaukee’s progress and growth, Mayor Tom Barrett presented the 2019 State of the City Address on Monday at the Fiserv Forum. Mayor Barrett emphasized the City’s efforts in strengthening neighborhoods, promoting job growth, building healthier and safer communities, and improving educational initiatives in Milwaukee.

Three Milwaukee Public Libraries to Receive Solar Installations

Feb 28

The City of Milwaukee will take major steps to increase use of clean and renewable energy this spring. The City’s Environmental Collaboration Office (ECO) will install 209 kilowatts (kW) of solar PV on three Milwaukee Public Library buildings.

Mayor Barrett Calls for In-State Tuition for Undocumented Students

Feb 27

Mayor Tom Barrett expressed his support for in-state tuition for undocumented individuals who graduate from a Wisconsin high school. He urged Governor Tony Evers and state officials to propose and pass legislation regarding this matter.

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