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.
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Press Releases Referencing Tom Barrett
Jul 28th, 2015 by Bob Donovan
Administration’s own policies fueling more crime, violence and mayhem
Jul 20th, 2015 by Joe Davis, Sr.
Statement from Alderman Joe Davis, Sr. July 20, 2015
City of Milwaukee to Host A Public Information Meeting For Proposed New Bublr Bike Sharing Station LocationsJul 14th, 2015 by City of Milwaukee
Meeting will showcase locations of upcoming Bublr Bikes stations.
Marquette Law School, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel conference to examine public attitudes toward collaboration in the Chicago ‘megacity’Jul 14th, 2015 by Marquette University
New Marquette Law School Poll surveys residents of Wisconsin, Illinois and Indiana
Jul 13th, 2015 by Joe Davis, Sr.
Statement from Alderman Joe Davis, Sr. July 13, 2015
Jul 10th, 2015 by Robert Bauman
Alderman Robert J. Bauman will host meeting; Mayor Barrett to deliver presentation on proposal for new downtown arena
- Chief Flynn defends pursuit policy in wake of rolling crime crew - Jul 20th, 2015 - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - Ashley Luthern
- Mayor Barrett again not the highest-paid employee in city of Milwaukee - Jul 17th, 2015 - Milwaukee Business Journal
- Bublr Bikes stations to be installed at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee campus - Jul 14th, 2015 - Milwaukee Business Journal - Tom Held
- City help for Milwaukee Bucks development approved after community benefits debate - Jul 2nd, 2015 - Milwaukee Business Journal - Sean Ryan
- Milwaukee Bucks co-owner Wes Edens lobbied lawmakers for arena on latest Wisconsin visit - Jun 29th, 2015 - Milwaukee Business Journal - Rich Kirchen
- Zurn moving headquarters to Milwaukee - Jun 23rd, 2015 - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - Tom Daykin
- Chris Abele hires pricey security guards, upgrades to full-size SUV - Jun 22nd, 2015 - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
- Public hearing set on city’s proposed financing package for new arena - Jun 18th, 2015 - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - Tom Daykin
- Arena funding plan would kill convention center expansion, officials say - Jun 8th, 2015 - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - Tom Daykin