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
Apr 24th, 2014 by Joe Kelly
Year by year, city Sustainability Director Matt Howard is helping transform Milwaukee.
Apr 17th, 2014 by Karen Slattery
Rain didn't stop last weekend's march across the 16th Viaduct.
Apr 10th, 2014 by Jeramey Jannene
The once-tiny awards show is now a prestige event that packed the Pfister ballroom while another crowd watched the show streamed.
Apr 3rd, 2014 by Dave Reid
Common Council members all complain about the TIF for Boston Store, then pass it 11-3.
Apr 3rd, 2014 by Bruce Murphy
Defeat of Mayor Jeff Scrima could mean better relations between the two cities.
Apr 1st, 2014 by Bruce Murphy
It could be the key to transforming Wisconsin’s economy, but state leaders don’t seem to realize it.
Press Releases Referencing Tom Barrett
Apr 23rd, 2014 by Tom Barrett
We’re not surprised that the Public Service Commission continues to politicize a local public works improvement project.
Mayor Tom Barrett to Participate in Project Clean & Green with Department of Public Works Sanitation Crew Mayor to help pick up unwanted bulky items and promote using Self-Help CentersApr 17th, 2014 by City of Milwaukee
As part of the City’s annual Project Clean & Green (PCG), Mayor Tom Barrett will work with a Department of Public Works Sanitation crew to help pick up unwanted furniture, household items, mattresses and more on Monday, April 21st, 2014. Project Clean & Green background: Residents within an assigned PCG zone (seven zones total) can place their bulky […]
Apr 10th, 2014 by Russell Stamper, II
Says He is Pleased with City of Milwaukee Initiative to Fill Holes, Create Jobs
Apr 9th, 2014 by Bob Donovan
Statement from Alderman Bob Donovan April 9, 2014
Apr 3rd, 2014 by City of Milwaukee
At news conference, city leaders and IRS to tout importance of claiming Earned Income Tax Credit
Mar 7th, 2014 by City of Milwaukee
Great Milwaukee Buildings, Improvements, and Spaces Will Be Honored