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For Fourth Year in a Row, City Celebrates 100 Percent Municipal Equality Index Score

Dec 01

Mayor Tom Barrett joined the City of Milwaukee Equal Rights Commission, Alderwoman JoCasta Zamarripa, and representatives from the Human Rights Campaign, Fair Wisconsin and FORGE to announce today that the City of Milwaukee received yet another perfect score of 100 on the Human Rights Campaign’s Municipality Equality Index.

Mayor Tom Barrett Statement on the Tragedy at the 2021 Waukesha Christmas Parade

Nov 22

Mayor Tom Barrett released the following statement on the tragedy in Waukesha.

Milwaukee Solar Group Buy Celebrates Most Successful Year Expanding Renewable Energy in Community

Nov 11

The City of Milwaukee’s Environmental Collaboration Office, in partnership with renewable energy non-profit the Midwest Renewable Energy Association, celebrated its most successful year of the Greater Milwaukee solar group purchase program with 64 home and business owners installing 421 kilowatts of new solar installations.

Mayor Barrett Nominates Dana World-Patterson as a Fire and Police Commissioner

Nov 09

Mayor Tom Barrett is nominating Dana World-Patterson, a prominent advocate for the victims of human trafficking, to serve on the Milwaukee Fire and Police Commission.

Statement by Mayor Tom Barrett on the Selection of Police Chief Jeffrey Norman by Milwaukee FPC

Nov 05

Mayor Tom Barrett released the following statement on the selection of Police Chief Jeffrey Norman by the Milwaukee Fire and Police Commission.

Mayor Barrett Statement on the Approval of the Vel R. Phillips Statue on the State Capital Grounds

Nov 03

Mayor Tom Barrett released the following statement on the approval of the Vel Phillips Statue on the State Capital grounds.

Mayor Barrett Statement on City Employee Vaccine Requirement

Nov 02

Mayor Tom Barrett released the following statement on the City employee vaccine requirement.

Mayor Barrett Announces 500 STRONG Homes Loans Awarded to Milwaukee Homeowners

Oct 11

As part of Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett’s Strong Neighborhoods Plan, the City’s STRONG Homes Loan Program has hit a new milestone with more than 500 partially-forgivable loans provided to local homeowners for essential home repairs.

16th Annual Milwaukee Fatherhood Summit Supports Fathers Navigating a Changing World

Oct 06

The 16th Annual Milwaukee Fatherhood Summit will take place on Friday, October 8 from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Milwaukee Area Technical College Downtown Campus and Saturday, October 9 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. online.

Mayor Barrett Tells 2024 Democratic Convention Planners “We Are Ready”

Sep 28

Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett has formally responded to the Democratic National Committee’s invitation to compete to host its 2024 national convention by saying Milwaukee is in.

Mayor Barrett Declares Saturday “Bob Uecker Day” in Milwaukee

Sep 23

Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett is joining friends and fans of Bob Uecker in a celebration of his more than a half a century of work with the Milwaukee Brewers.

Mayor Tom Barrett Statement on the Collins Settlement Agreement Report

Sep 23

Mayor Tom Barrett released the following statement on the Collins Settlement Agreement Report

Mayor Delivers 2022 City Budget to Common Council

Sep 21

Mayor Barrett presented his 2022 Proposed Executive Budget Address on Tuesday, September 21 at 10 a.m. to the Common Council at City Hall.

Mayor Tom Barrett Announces COVID Vaccination Will Be Required for General City Employees

Aug 24

The new requirement for general city employees—including temporary employees and interns—is effective as of Wednesday, September 1, 2021.

Mayor Tom Barrett Announces August 16-21, 2021 as Budget Awareness Week

Aug 10

The week includes a series of public engagement sessions where residents will have the opportunity to engage with City officials to discuss the City’s budget process, the City’s 2022 budget priorities and solutions to budget challenges.

Mayor Tom Barrett Statement on the 2024 Democratic National Convention

Aug 02

Mayor Tom Barrett released the following statement on Milwaukee as a potential site for the 2024 Democratic National Convention

City Government Prepares for the Bucks Victory Parade

Jul 21

The public is welcome to join the celebration of the Milwaukee Bucks’ NBA Championship downtown on Thursday, and multiple City departments are working to make sure the festivities run as smoothly as possible.

Residents Invited to Learn About and Comment on the Mayor’s Recovery and Resilience Plan

Jul 16

Mayor Tom Barrett will host a public meeting regarding his Milwaukee Recovery and Resilience Plan on Monday, July 19, 2021 at 5:30 p.m.

Mayor Barrett’s Milwaukee Recovery and Resilience Plan Includes Investment in Reckless Driving

Jul 13

Mayor Tom Barrett plans to address reckless driving in Milwaukee with more than $6 million of American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding.

Mayor Barrett Focuses on Jobs and Workforce Readiness In Milwaukee Recovery and Resilience Plan

Jul 12

In his Milwaukee Recovery and Resilience Plan, Mayor Tom Barrett is investing $13.8 million to promote job readiness and employment opportunities.

Mayor Barrett Prioritizes Investments in Housing in Plan for American Rescue Expenditures

Jul 11

Mayor Tom Barrett is directing over $30 million to support housing activities in Milwaukee using funds from the federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA).

City’s Office of African American Affairs Awarded $4 Million to Fight COVID-19 and Improve Health

Jul 06

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Minority Health (OMH) has announced an award of $4 million to the City of Milwaukee’s Office of African American Affairs as a part of a $250 million two-year initiative to identify and implement best practices for improving health literacy to enhance COVID-19 vaccination and other mitigation practices among underserved populations.

Mayor Barrett Proposes a Living Wage of $15 per Hour for All City Employees

Jun 16

Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett has directed the City’s Department of Employee Relations to initiate an adjustment in the hourly wage of the City’s lowest paid employees.

Mayor Appoints Task Force on Milwaukee’s Pension System

Jun 11

Mayor Tom Barrett has empaneled a Mayor’s Task Force on Milwaukee’s Pension System to address the imminent and ominous financial challenges stemming from the City’s Employees’ Retirement System.

Mayor Barrett Names Three Community Leaders to the Milwaukee Fire and Police Commission

Jun 09

Mayor Tom Barrett announced his appointment of three new members of the Fire and Police Commission today.

Mayor Tom Barrett 

Mayor Tom Barrett


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