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Mayor Names Kirsten Johnson as the City of Milwaukee Commissioner of Health

Jan 14

Mayor Tom Barrett today appointed Kirsten Johnson as Commissioner of Health for the City of Milwaukee.

City of Milwaukee Health Department Vaccination Site to Open at the Wisconsin Center

Jan 11

Mayor Tom Barrett was joined by members of the Milwaukee Health Department to preview the Wisconsin Center as the City’s primary vaccination site.

City of Milwaukee, Milwaukee County’s 13th Annual Holiday Drive Supports Local Homeless Shelters

Dec 18

The City of Milwaukee and Milwaukee County’s 13th Annual Holiday Drive concluded on December 16 after three weeks of collection.

Mayor Names Makda Fessahaye as City of Milwaukee Director of Employee Relations

Dec 15

Mayor Tom Barrett today appointed Makda Fessahaye as Director of Employee Relations for the City of Milwaukee.

City of Milwaukee Celebrates 100 Percent Human Rights Campaign Municipal Equality Index Score

Dec 09

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

As Temperatures Drop, the Milwaukee Continuum of Care Will Provide Shelter for Milwaukee’s Homeless

Nov 30

During Milwaukee’s winter months, the Milwaukee Continuum of Care will provide shelter for individuals in need.

Mayor Names Leon Todd as Executive Director of the Fire and Police Commission

Nov 24

Mayor Tom Barrett today appointed Leon Todd as Executive Director of the Fire and Police Commission.

City of Milwaukee Encourages Residents to Take Advantage of All Community COVID-19 Testing Options

Nov 05

After conducting three weeks of testing at its new community COVID-19 testing sites, the City of Milwaukee would like to remind residents to use all testing sites efficiently and appropriately.

Mayor Barrett Announces Launch of Financial Navigator Program to Help Residents Tackling COVID-19 F

Oct 28

Mayor Tom Barrett announced today the launch of the Financial Navigators Program, a free service to help residents navigate critical financial issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Mayor Barrett and County Executive Crowley to Address Local State of Homelessness with Virtual Webi

Oct 21

Mayor Tom Barrett has declared October 18-24, 2020 as “Milwaukee Homelessness Awareness Week.”

City of Milwaukee Election Commission Launches 414 Votes Website Featuring Daily Voter Tracker

Oct 21

Mayor Tom Barrett and Election Commission Executive Director Claire Woodall-Vogg announced the launch of the City of Milwaukee Election Commission’s new website, 414 Votes.

City of Milwaukee Expands Early Voting to 14 Locations for the 2020 General Election

Oct 20

Mayor Barrett, Election Commission Executive Director Claire Woodall-Vogg and Common Council President Cavalier Johnson highlighted the importance of early voting in the 2020 presidential election.

Census Bureau Announces End to Data Collection Today, October 15

Oct 15

The Census Bureau announced that self-response and field data collection for the 2020 Census will conclude today after reporting that 99.9% of households have now been counted.

Mayor Barrett's Statement on Night Parking Regulations

Oct 12

Mayor Tom Barrett released the following statement regarding night parking regulations.

2020 Census Deadline Drawing Near, Now Just Six Days Away

Sep 24

Every adult and child has the constitutional right to be counted. Responses must be submitted by September 30, 2020.

Mayor Virtually Presents 2021 City Budget to Common Council

Sep 22

Mayor Barrett virtually presented his 2021 Proposed Executive Budget Address on Tuesday, September 22 at 9 a.m. to the Common Council at City Hall.

Absentee Ballot Drop Boxes Available at 15 Locations across the City, Including 13 Milwaukee Public

Sep 10

Mayor Barrett and City leaders highlighted the addition of 15 new, 24-hour absentee ballot drop boxes located throughout the city in advance of the 2020 presidential election.

Election Commission Urges Milwaukee Residents to Vote Absentee Ahead of November Election with Safe

Sep 04

Over the coming week, every City of Milwaukee household will receive a SafeVote postcard encouraging them to vote safely from their home by requesting an absentee ballot by mail.

Mayor Barrett Announces Miller Park and Fiserv Forum as Early Voting Centers for the 2020 General E

Aug 31

Mayor Tom Barrett joined City leaders and Senior Vice President of the Milwaukee Bucks Alex Lasry to announce Fiserv Forum and Miller Park as two additional early voting centers for the 2020 general election.

Mayor Barrett's Statement on the Shooting of Jacob Blake

Aug 24

Mayor Tom Barrett released the following statement regarding the shooting of Jacob Blake.

Mayor Barrett Invites Residents to Virtually Join Preliminary 2021 Budget Hearing and Presentation

Aug 19

Mayor Tom Barrett invites Milwaukee residents to join him, Budget Director Dennis Yaccarino and Finance & Personnel Committee Chairman Alderman Michael Murphy on Wednesday, August 26 from 5-7 p.m. for a hearing and presentation on the City of Milwaukee’s 2021 Budget.

City of Milwaukee Announces $15 Million in CARES Act Funding for Rent Support and Assistance

Aug 12

On July 30, 2020, the City of Milwaukee announced an allocation of an additional $15 million in CARES Act funding for rent support and assistance to help over 3,000 families remain in stable housing.

Mayor Barrett to Host New Webinars for Local Retailers and Spanish Speaking Bars, Restaurants and F

Jul 30

Join Mayor Tom Barrett next week for the next two webinars in the Moving Milwaukee Forward Safely series.

Mayor Barrett Appoints Milwaukee Public Library Director and City Librarian

Jul 28

Mayor Tom Barrett announced today the appointment of Joan R. Johnson to serve as Milwaukee Public Library Director and City Librarian.

Mayor Barrett's Statement on Democratic National Convention Health Protocols

Jul 27

Mayor Tom Barrett released the following statement regarding DNC health protocols.

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