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Mayor Barrett to Participate in Inauguraral Week of Service

MILWAUKEEMayor Tom Barrett will take the oath of office on Tuesday, April 19th at 10:30 a.m. in the Common Council Chambers. To celebrate, Mayor Barrett will participate in events aimed at serving Milwaukee’s residents and strengthening local neighborhoods starting on Monday, April 18 through Friday, April 22. Below are the details. 

Monday, April 18
Bottomless Closet Clothing Donation Drive
7:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.  Mayor Barrett will be available to the media at 9:30 a.m.
City Hall Rotunda

Bottomless Closet provides work-appropriate clothing and supportive services to men and women entering or re-entering the workforce. City employees have been asked to join the Mayor in supporting its mission by donating clean, gently-used or new business clothing and accessories for men and women.

Employees will be dropping off interview-worthy clothes in the City Hall Rotunda Monday morning. 

Tuesday, April 19
Inaugural Oath of Office
10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Common Council Chambers

Tuesday, April 19
Sharing Books with Milwaukee’s Students
1:00 p.m.  – 3:30 p.m.

Rogers Street Academy
2430 W. Rogers Street
K4 - 5th Grade

Carver Academy of Mathematics and Science
1900 N. 1st Street
K4 – 5th Grade

Mayor Barrett and others will read to students at various locations throughout the City.  Through this effort and his demonstrated strong commitment to libraries, Mayor Barrett hopes to instill a life-long love of reading in Milwaukee’s youth.  Mayor Barrett will remind students, the library’s summer reading program is just around the corner. 

Wednesday, April 20
Community Breakfast at the Gathering
7:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
St. James Episcopal Church, 833 West Wisconsin Avenue

Mayor Barrett and members of his cabinet will prepare and serve breakfast to 150-250 individuals.

Thursday, April 21
Garden Planting Community Project
-4200 N. Holton St. - 10:00-11:00 a.m.
-4502 N. 27th St. - 11:20-11:50 a.m.
-1600 E. Kane Pl. - 1:00-2:00 p.m.
-Pete's Community Farm, 16th St. and Greenfield Ave. - 2:20-3:00 p.m.
-6th St. and Howard Ave. - 3:30-4:30 p.m.

Mayor Barrett will be cleaning up and planting at several garden sites throughout the City using garden boxes made of reclaimed City trees.

Friday, April 22
Strong Baby Sanctuary Kit Assembly
10:30 a.m.
Ebenezer Church of God in Christ, 3132 N. Martin Luther King Jr. Dr.

Mayor Barrett and community members will prepare kits for Milwaukee’s Strong Baby Sanctuary locations. The kits – which include diapers, food, safe sleep materials and more – are used by Strong Baby Sanctuary churches as they assist new families in accessing area resources and programs to raise healthy families.

Mayor Barrett, Columbia St. Mary’s, City of Milwaukee Health Department and partners began the Strong Baby Sanctuary program in 2015 to further Mayor Barrett’s work to reduce Milwaukee’s infant mortality rates.

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