Mayor Tom Barrett and the City of Milwaukee Health Department are reminding all residents to take precautions as bitterly cold temperatures move into the area.
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The City of Milwaukee’s 10th Annual Holiday Drive, in partnership with Milwaukee County, began on November 11, and ends on December 16. The 10th Annual Holiday Drive aims to spread holiday cheer to veterans receiving care at the Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center. Items on the veteran’s wish lists are collected throughout the five-week drive. Donation bins are set up inside City Hall, the Courthouse and other facilities across Milwaukee County.
Mayor Tom Barrett announced a $6 million America’s Promise Job-Driven grant from the Department of Labor has been awarded to Employ Milwaukee and Midwest Urban Strategies to grow workforce development programs.
Mayor Tom Barrett reported on the significant number of residents who have taken advantage of in-person absentee voting opportunities in Milwaukee. Since September 26, more than 38,000 in-person absentee ballots have been submitted at the three early voting locations throughout the City.
Mayor Tom Barrett announced the details of the strategic planning process to reduce violence and create healthier, safer neighborhoods in Milwaukee.
Mayor Tom Barrett and Commissioner of Health Bevan K. Baker rolled up their sleeves at Neighborhood House of Milwaukee to get their seasonal flu vaccinations and share a message that your best shot at preventing the flu is to get the flu shot.
Mayor Tom Barrett released a statement regarding the passing of former Milwaukee Common Councilman Paul Henningsen.
Mayor Tom Barrett reported on the significant number of residents who have taken advantage of in-person absentee voting opportunities in Milwaukee. Since September 26, more than 6,100 in-person absentee ballots have been submitted at the three early voting locations throughout the City.
Mayor Tom Barrett announced that the Milwaukee Public Library Fine Forgiveness program will be extended for an additional week to continue restoring access for residents to their neighborhood libraries. The campaign will run an additional week, ending Sunday, October 16, at all Milwaukee Public Library locations.
Mayor Tom Barrett was joined by the City of Milwaukee Election Commission, staff from Milwaukee Public Libraries and voting rights leaders to celebrate National Voter Registration Day (NVRD). The event recognized the opportunity for City of Milwaukee residents to register to vote or update their voter registration in anticipation of the upcoming November 8 Presidential Election.
Mayor Tom Barrett and the Milwaukee Health Department were joined by Common Council President Ashanti Hamilton and other community leaders to announce the $5 million Resiliency in Communities After Stress and Trauma (ReCAST) grant that will advance the City’s efforts in improving public safety and creating stronger neighborhoods.
Mayor Tom Barrett unveiled the City of Milwaukee’s expanded Better Buildings Challenge program, offering a streamlined customer service process and additional resources to help owners and managers make their buildings more competitive and energy efficient.
Mayor Barrett praised the efforts of Northcott Neighborhood House as their neighborhood revitalization initiative, Milwaukee Builds, conducted a deconstruction demonstration highlighting job training, and workforce utilization. Milwaukee Builds receives Community Development Block Grant funding from the City of Milwaukee.
Mayor Tom Barrett announced the hours of operation and locations for in-person absentee voting throughout the City of Milwaukee.
Mayor Barrett recently submitted an Op-ed to the Journal Sentinel about focusing on Milwaukee's future.
Mayor Tom Barrett is inviting all area residents to join him at some of his final community walks throughout the City. Walk 100 encourages Milwaukee residents to stay active by participating in community walks.
Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett praised the Milwaukee Common Council’s vote for $20 million in funding from tax incremental financing as a local share for the proposed Fourth Street Extension of The Milwaukee Streetcar.
Mayor Tom Barrett will be celebrating Independence Day all around Milwaukee. As per tradition, Mayor Barrett will attend several events throughout the day in an effort to reach out to all corners of our city.
Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett announced $8 million in workforce funding from the U.S. Department of Labor that will be committed to train Milwaukee residents for careers in technology fields.
Mayor Tom Barrett delivered remarks to address the Wisconsin Supreme Court decision that eliminates the residency requirement for public employees.
Mayor Tom Barrett and nine education and community organizations have collaborated to launch a new online resource, hotsummermke.com, which connects Milwaukee families with fun summer learning and recreational activities.
Mayor Tom Barrett attended the 50 State Convening on Gun Violence Prevention Summit on Tuesday, May 24, at The White House in Washington DC.
Thank you to everyone who participated in the Giving Back & Building Up Inaugural Week of Service.
Applications for Earn & Learn, a summer youth employment program initiated by Mayor Tom Barrett in partnership with local businesses and organizations, are open.
The City of Milwaukee has been awarded the MetLife Foundation/Generations United America’s Best Intergenerational Communities Award. Since 2010, the awards program has recognized 18 innovative communities across America that are leading the way by incorporating intergenerational solutions that engage the wisdom and vitality of all generations.