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
Mar 24th, 2015 by Bruce Murphy
Actually, local taxpayers will be donating $450 million. But the press won’t report the details.
Mar 22nd, 2015 by Jabril Faraj
Unite Milwaukee Anti-Violence Summit, all-day event, gathered experts, politicians and city residents to talk about reducing violence in the city.
Mar 17th, 2015 by Michael Horne
His claim on streetcar turns out to be false. Meanwhile, new city assessor appointed with little fanfare.
Mar 13th, 2015 by Brendan O’Brien
Mayor's state-of-the-city speech details plans for neighborhood development and partnerships with city.
Mar 4th, 2015 by Michael Horne
Actually, it wasn't really a plan. But it was a press conference.
Mar 1st, 2015 by Maria Corpus
City's' free mobile app lets you report potholes and other problems.
Press Releases Referencing Tom Barrett
Mar 24th, 2015 by Milwaukee Public Library
HGA has a history of designing libraries and has worked with MPL on several previous projects.
Mar 23rd, 2015 by Chris Abele
Wetzel was a door gunner for the 173rd Assault Helicopter Company when his helicopter was shot down in Vietnam on January 8, 1968.
Mar 23rd, 2015 by Bublr Bikes
Bublr Bikes also announces $100,000 in new private donations
Mar 20th, 2015 by Joe Davis, Sr.
Statement from Alderman Joe Davis, Sr. March 20, 2015
Mar 16th, 2015 by Bublr Bikes
Bublr 2015 Bike-‐Sharing Season Starts Today With New and Cheaper Rates
Mar 10th, 2015 by Northwestern Mutual
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