Thomas “Tom” Barrett is the Mayor of the City of Milwaukee.
Tom Barrett was elected Milwaukee’s 40th Mayor on April 6, 2004, and has been reelected with over 70% of the vote in both 2008 and 2012.
As Milwaukee’s Chief Executive, Tom Barrett is making neighborhoods safer by strengthening the Milwaukee Police Department, targeting gangs and illegal guns and forging partnerships with faith-based groups and neighborhood organizations to strengthen the community’s role in reducing crime.
Mayor Barrett continues to strengthen the City’s economic toolkit to create family-supporting jobs and provide assistance to entrepreneurs to expand or open small businesses. He is creating hope in the lives of young people throughout the city with a number of workforce initiatives, including his YouthBuilds program which offers a comprehensive approach to education, training and employment for young adults, and his Summer Earn and Learn initiative which has placed over 12,000 students in summer jobs, The Mayor’s Manufacturing Partnership, launched in 2011, connects area employers with potential employees through a unique and tailored skills training program.
Through efforts that bring families together like the Milwaukee Fatherhood Initiative and the partnerships with United Way and community groups to reduce Teen Pregnancy and Infant Mortality, Mayor Barrett seeks to strengthen our community’s moral compass and future.
Mayor Barrett has enacted his vision for a greener Milwaukee through the formation of Milwaukee’s Green Team the establishment of Milwaukee’s Office of Sustainability. The Office of Sustainability promotes cost-effective environmental sustainability practices that meet Milwaukee’s urgent environmental, economic and social needs while enhancing long-term economic growth. He is also one of the region’s greatest champions for the Great Lakes and currently serves as Chair of the Great Lakes St. Lawrence Cities Initiative, an binational organization comprised of mayors and other local officials that works actively to advance the protection and restoration of the Great Lakes and the St. Lawrence River.
Tom Barrett grew up on Milwaukee’s West side, graduated college and law school from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, was a member of both the Wisconsin State Assembly and State Senate and was elected to five terms in the U.S. Congress.
Barrett and his wife, Kris, live in Milwaukee’s Washington Heights Neighborhood with their four children: Tommy, Annie, Erin and Kate.
Articles Referencing Tom Barrett
Jul 23rd, 2014 by Dave Reid
Guerrilla urbanism triumphs, as “magical” swings re-installed under Holton Avenue Bridge.
Jul 22nd, 2014 by Bruce Murphy
She’s running for assembly but wanted to continue as county supervisor and collect two full-time salaries.
Jul 17th, 2014 by Jeramey Jannene
Our photos take you inside the new library and apartment building on North Ave.
Jul 16th, 2014 by Michael Horne
Will continue after 3 decades as board chair! Did mayor and governor swap appointments to make this happen?
Jul 15th, 2014 by Brett Kihlmire
Mayor Barrett and others attend groundbreaking of city’s 5th urban orchard on 1st and Locust.
Jul 15th, 2014 by Bruce Murphy
New city report reveals huge split between Milwaukee’s desperate poverty and wonderful amenities, neighborhoods. What are its solutions?
Press Releases Referencing Tom Barrett
Jul 15th, 2014 by WRTP /BIG STEP
Mark Kessenich has been named interim President and CEO of WRTP/BIG STEP.
Jul 14th, 2014 by Chris Abele
Veterans and Active Military Members Receive Discount
Jul 7th, 2014 by Marina Dimitrijevic
Progressives Choose Marina
Jul 1st, 2014 by Bob Donovan
Statement from Alderman Bob Donovan July 1, 2014
Jun 26th, 2014 by Bob Donovan
Statement of Alderman Bob Donovan June 26, 2014
Mayor Tom Barrett and the Department of Public Works Announce New Advanced Parking Guidance System in Downtown MilwaukeeJun 25th, 2014 by City of Milwaukee
Electronic signs with parking information are “live”