Chris Abele
Press Release

County Executive Chris Abele Statement on Creation of Office on African American Affairs

“I want to thank the County Board for unanimously supporting the mission of the Office on African American Affairs today.”

By - May 26th, 2016 04:27 pm

MILWAUKEE – County Executive Chris Abele released the following statement in response to today’s Board action on the Office on African American Affairs:

“I want to thank the County Board for unanimously supporting the mission of the Office on African American Affairs today.

“At my inauguration, I put a stake in the ground and defined an agenda for my second full term that prioritizes making significant progress on the racial inequities that plague our communities. I am confident that the County Board will be trusted, valuable partners on this critical mission, and I am encouraged that so many supervisors have already been able to meet with my office to discuss our efforts over the past several months.

“At the Board’s suggestion, I am creating the Office on African American Affairs as a new and distinct Department within County government in order to emphasize the importance of the Office and its mission. I look forward to the Board Chairman scheduling this item as quickly as possible so that supervisors have the opportunity to release the funding that’s been budgeted for the Office.

“In the meantime, we have continued to move the Office on African American Affairs forward.

“Although Milwaukee’s racial inequities are complex, a key component to any meaningful strategy involves jobs. As a crucial first step to advancing a strategy on jobs, we conducted an analysis of the workforce development programs within County government. I’m proud to say that the County serves more than 1,100 individuals annually through its various programs, including basic education, work readiness and job search, job training and coaching, work supports, and job placements.

“Once supervisors vote to release funding for the Office on African American Affairs we can hire staff and really take the County’s workforce development efforts to the next level through a comprehensive strategy with defined goals, long-term objectives, expected outcomes, and an explicit focus on reducing Milwaukee’s racial disparities in employment.

“I will continue to aggressively fight to support the mission of the Office and I look forward to finding more partners and solutions as we all work together to address Milwaukee’s racial disparities once and for all.”

Press Releases by Chris Abele

Chris Abele

Milwaukee County’s Approach to Mental Health Reform is a National Success Story

In a series of interviews spanning several months, Buzzfeed documented the work of Milwaukee County Behavioral Health Division clinicians Tai Hooper and Hendriel Anderson.

Chris Abele

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.

Chris Abele

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele, State Rep. David Crowley to Host Community Input Session on County Office on African American Affairs

This community input session will take place at the COA Goldin Center 2320 W. Burleigh St.

Chris Abele

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele Statement on Project Labor Agreements

..."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."

Chris Abele

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele Announces Prevention Effort Against Substance Abuse

The campaign is in its second year in Milwaukee County and is part of National Drug and Alcohol Fact Week .

Chris Abele

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele Convenes Community Leaders on Office on African American Affairs

Ralph Hollmon to Spearhead Group’s Discussions on OAAA Hiring and Community Engagement

See More Releases
People:

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *