Sup. Deanna Alexander
Press Release

Milwaukee County Board Confirms Hector Colon Director of DHHS

On a vote of 11-6, the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors confirmed Hector Colon for an additional 18-month term.

By - Sep 22nd, 2016 03:34 pm
Héctor Colón. Photo from Milwaukee County.

Héctor Colón. Photo from Milwaukee County.

MILWAUKEE—Milwaukee County Supervisor Deanna Alexander released a statement on the reconfirmation of Milwaukee County Department of Health and Human Services Director Hector Colon:

“Under Hector Colon’s leadership, Milwaukee County has reduced chronic homelessness by 70%, has converted a $14.8M budget deficit to a $17.4M budget surplus, and created over 400 new supportive housing units for our community’s most vulnerable!  I was proud to put my full support behind Hector Colon’s reappointment.  While the originally proposed appointment of a 4-year term was not a possibility, I am proud of my colleagues on the County Board for working together, recognizing the importance of retaining Hector Colon, for allowing a true compromise to move forward.”

On a vote of 11-6, the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors confirmed Hector Colon for an additional 18-month term with the opportunity for a 6-month extension, effectively creating a two-year term for the highly acclaimed Director.

Supervisors Alexander, Cullen, Dimitrijevic, Sartori, Schmitt, Sebring, Staskunas, Taylor (9th), Wasserman, West, and Lipscomb voted in favor of the compromise reappointment.  Supervisors Haas, Johnson, Mayo, Nicholson, Taylor (2nd), and Weishan voted against the reappointment. Supervisor Moore Omokunde was excused.

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