10 Milwaukee County Accomplishments You Should Know About
Here is a run-down of the top 10 accomplishments we want you to know about from 2016.
MILWAUKEE – From finally moving forward with a plan to remove the Estabrook Dam to an unprecedented jobs and economic development boom spurred by Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele’s leadership, 2016 was a year of growth at Milwaukee County.
We saw initiatives begun in prior years reach major milestones and completion. We launched other major projects which, over the course of the next few years, will have transformative effects on our community. Through everything, we kept a focus on building a model government that runs efficiently and effectively in service of Milwaukee County’s residents.
While we are proud of all our work last year, here is a run-down of the top 10 accomplishments we want you to know about from 2016.
- Milwaukee’s leaders come together to remove the Estabrook Dam
- Major milestones in Housing: Housing First shows a 70% reduction in chronic homeless, Rental Assistance waitlist opens for first time in 15 years
- Couture project set to transform Milwaukee’s skyline
- Park East land is entirely sold or under option for purchase
- UpLift MKE places 125 people (and counting!) in permanent jobs
- Office on African American Affairs gets off the ground
- Bus Rapid Transit initiative launched
- Adoption of first dedicated funding for transit and transportation in County’s history
- County Executive Abele and County Board of Supervisors adopt plan to raise living wage to $15/hour
- County government focuses on effective operations and public engagement
Read more about these accomplishments here: http://county.milwaukee.gov/CountyExecutive/2016
Press Releases by Chris Abele
In a series of interviews spanning several months, Buzzfeed documented the work of Milwaukee County Behavioral Health Division clinicians Tai Hooper and Hendriel Anderson.
Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele, State Rep. David Crowley to Host Community Input Session on County Office on African American AffairsJan 27th, 2017 by Chris Abele
This community input session will take place at the COA Goldin Center 2320 W. Burleigh St.
..."I’m concerned that this legislation as crafted could hinder the successful training programs that the building and construction trades are providing the labor force in our region."
The campaign is in its second year in Milwaukee County and is part of National Drug and Alcohol Fact Week .
Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele Convenes Community Leaders on Office on African American AffairsJan 23rd, 2017 by Chris Abele
Ralph Hollmon to Spearhead Group’s Discussions on OAAA Hiring and Community Engagement
Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele Joins Brown County Executive Troy Streckenbach in Betting on a Packers VictoryJan 20th, 2017 by Chris Abele
Abele is joining the bet and sweetening the deal by adding in a case of Schlitz, the beer that made Milwaukee famous, and sausages from Usingers.