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