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Alderwoman Dodd's Biography

Alderwoman Nikiya Dodd was elected to the Milwaukee Common Council in a special election in November of 2018.

Alderwoman Dodd was also elected to the Wisconsin State Legislature in 2013 and the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors in 2010.

In April 2014, Alderwoman Dodd lead on key legislation authoring the pilot for the Milwaukee County Emergency Detention Program to initiate a process for authorized mental health professionals to assist police officers with persons suffering from mental health in their custody. In 2010, she lead on the separation of Milwaukee County House Of Correction from the office of the Sheriff’s Department, resulting in the implementation of inmate treatment and diversion programming for non-violent offenders and increased evidence-based decision-making practices, while saving millions in taxpayers dollars.

Alderwoman Dodd serves on the board of Visit Milwaukee and 30th Street Industrial Corridor.

Alderwoman Dodd has served on numerous boards and commissions over her tenure. She has served as board member of the Wisconsin Housing Economic District Authority (WHEDA), Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District (MMSD), and Black Male Achievement Advisory Council.

Alderwoman Dodd is also a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. and Professional Dimensions.

Alderwoman Dodd earned a graduate degree from the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee with a Master’s Degree in Administrative Leadership & Educational Policy. She is also certified as a Nonprofit Management Professional from the Helen Bader Institute for Nonprofit Management.

Alderwoman Dodd is happily married and proud mother of their son.