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Board Chairman Lipscomb Announces Standing Committee Assignments for the 2016-2018 term

I am excited to announce the historic appointment of Supervisor Peggy A. West as Chairwoman of Milwaukee County’s Finance Committee.

By - Apr 29th, 2016 11:23 am

Today Milwaukee County Board Chairman Theodore Lipscomb, Sr. announced his committee assignments for the 2016-2018 term.

“The committee leadership appointments reflect Milwaukee County’s diverse population, and the value underpinning all assignments is balance. The assignments both honor the public service experience of returning Supervisors and create leadership opportunities for those newly elected to the Board.

I am excited to announce the historic appointment of Supervisor Peggy A. West as Chairwoman of Milwaukee County’s Finance Committee. Supervisor West is the first person of Hispanic heritage to hold this leadership position. As Finance Chair, Supervisor West, who represents the 12th District on Milwaukee’s near Southside, will lead legislative deliberations on the annual budget,” said Board Chairman Lipscomb.

Chairman Lipscomb further announced his plans to introduce a reorganization measure this month to divide personnel from the finance committee and reduce the size of all standing committees, and also encouraged the Chairs to adopt more flexible meeting schedules.

“These restructured smaller committees will streamline the legislative process, provide for more efficient meetings, and allow a greater focus on broad policy and fiscal issues,” explained Lipscomb. “The Board’s public hearing on the annual budget again will be held at night.”

“The Board of Supervisors is the final word on adoption of policies and budget matters for Milwaukee County, and collaboratively we will ensure the provision of quality of life and safety net services for all residents as we adopt a responsible budget,” said Lipscomb.

Finance, Personnel, and Audit
Supervisor Peggy A. West, Chair
Supervisor Sheldon A. Wasserman, Vice Chair

Personnel (To Be Announced)
Supervisor James “Luigi” Schmitt, Chair Supervisor
John F. Weishan, Jr., Vice-Chair

Economic and Community Development
Supervisor Steve F. Taylor, Chair
Supervisor David L. Sartori, Vice Chair

Judiciary, Safety, and General Services
Supervisor Willie Johnson, Jr., Chair
Supervisor Anthony Staskunas, Vice Chair

Parks, Energy, and Environment
Supervisor Jason Haas, Chair
Supervisor Marcelia Nicholson, Vice Chair

Health and Human Needs
Supervisor Supreme Moore Omokunde, Chair
Supervisor Sequanna Taylor, Vice Chair

Transportation, Public Works, and Transit
Supervisor Michael Mayo, Sr., Chair
Supervisor John F. Weishan, Jr., Vice Chair

Intergovernmental Relations Supervisor
Eddie Cullen, Chair
Supervisor Marcelia Nicholson, Vice Chair

Committee of the Whole Board Chairman
Theodore Lipscomb, Sr.
Supervisor Peggy A. West, 1st Vice Chair
Supervisor Steve F. Taylor, 2nd Vice Chair

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One thought on “Board Chairman Lipscomb Announces Standing Committee Assignments for the 2016-2018 term”

  1. Jeremy says:

    So the supervisor that has issues with geography and had a personal business fail while owing back taxes to the state is in charge of the committee that handles the budget? What could go wrong?

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