Department of Administration

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Welcome to the Department of Administration

The Department of Administration (DOA) is responsible for many of the centralized functions of the City of Milwaukee. DOA works to make Milwaukee one of the nations most attractive cities in which to live, work and do business by:

  • Enhancing the ability of city agencies to provide high quality, valued services at a cost citizens can afford;
  • Developing and recommending policies that protect the city's fiscal foundation; and
  • Influencing state and federal policies that affect the city's ability to thrive.

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American Rescue Plan Survey

American Rescue Plan 

The City of Milwaukee has been allocated approximately $394.2 million in direct ARPA assistance. It is the city’s goal to use the funds to enable the city and community to recover from the pandemic, address the needs of residents, families and neighborhoods hardest hit by the pandemic, and put our city on a path to a strong, inclusive and equitable recovery.

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Need help managing your money because of COVID-19? The Financial Navigators Program helps residents one-on-one over the phone to address personal financial issues, identify action steps to manage expenses and provides referrals to maximize income.  Learn More

 Inside DOA

Community Development Grants

CDBG is responsible for applying for, recommending the allocation of, and overseeing the effective use of Local, State and Federal funds for programs in targeted central city neighborhoods. Most of the funding is to assist lower income families and remove blight.

Purchasing Division

The Purchasing Division's mission is to acquire Commodities and Services for City Departments in the most cost effective, efficient, and impartial manner within the appropriate guidelines.

Office of Equity and Inclusion

The OEI provides leadership to achieve racial equity and creates opportunities for all. Efforts include Racial and Equity Inclusion, Small Business Development, Accessibility, and the Equal Rights Commission. 

Budget Management

The Budget and Management Division serves as the City's executive budget office. Its responsibilities include development of the annual Executive Budget; implementation of the adopted budget; management analysis of City operations; and development and analysis of fiscal policy and legislative proposals.

Environmental Sustainability

The Environmental Collaboration Office (ECO) strives to make Milwaukee a world class eco-city. ECO develops practical solutions that improve people’s lives and the economy while working to protect and restore the natural eco-systems that are integral to our long-term prosperity.

Charter School Review

The Charter School Review Committee was established to implement state legislation authorizing the operation of charter schools and serves as the review and monitoring arm of the Common Council of the City of Milwaukee. The CSRC’s mission is to ensure that the Common Council of Milwaukee is a quality authorizer of charter schools.

Information Technology Management

The City of Milwaukee uses information systems to add value to the community by delivering high quality services at the lowest possible cost.

  • Policy and Administration
  • Applications and Development
  • Information Services
  • Enterprise Systems
  • Unified Call Center
  • Network and Telecommunications

Intergovernmental Relations

IRD is responsible for identifying and developing relationships with other governmental jurisdictions in order to promote opportunities to solve intergovernmental issues to the city’s advantage. This includes seeking new and additional funding sources, and successfully promoting and managing the city’s legislative agenda.

City of Milwaukee Department of Administration Director Sharon Robinson 

 Sharon Robinson, Director





 Diane Lopez, Program Assistant



 City Hall, 200 E. Wells Street, Room 606, Milwaukee, WI 53202 

 Monday - Friday 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM


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