Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele Welcomes Legislature to 2017-2018 Session
“Congratulations and welcome to the members of the 2017-2018 legislative session.”
“Congratulations and welcome to the members of the 2017-2018 legislative session. A New Year — and a new session — is a good time to remind ourselves that the challenges we face are most productively addressed when we face them together, put our energy into looking for allies and answers rather than enemies and arguments, and seek solutions to our common problems, not find problems with solutions. It is incumbent upon all of us as elected officials to send a strong message to the people we are fortunate enough to represent that we will work together.
“The issues we tackle in Milwaukee County aren’t unique to Milwaukee. Everyone in Wisconsin wants to see sustainable infrastructure that is funded fairly and equitably, better roads and highways, clean and transparent government that empowers people, affordable and reliable transit that gets people to and from good-paying jobs, investments in our parks and natural spaces, continued reforms to our juvenile justice system, and a real commitment to eliminating the opioid epidemic – just to start. With the support of the legislature, we can make significant progress on these issues that impact our shared constituencies.
“It’s been said many times, but the idea that what unites us is greater than what divides us holds true now more than ever. Our state and our country are always stronger when we work in that spirit. I pledge to work with leaders on both sides of the aisle in both chambers of the legislative body to seek and support those partners and solutions. I look forward to the session to come.”
Press Releases by Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele
Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele Announces $4.1 Million HUD Grant to Help Fund County’s Efforts on HomelessnessDec 22nd, 2016 by Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele
An increase of more than $580,000 over last year’s award.
Spotlight on Milwaukee County Workers: County Executive Chris Abele Applauds House of Correction Staff on “Excellent” InspectionsDec 22nd, 2016 by Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele
The state also specifically commended the programming at the HOC.
Spotlight on Milwaukee County Workers: Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele Honors Employees Making a DifferenceDec 21st, 2016 by Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele
County Executive Abele is putting the spotlight on employees who have gone above and beyond to give back to our community and make a difference.
Spotlight on Milwaukee County Workers: Milwaukee County Fleet Management Awarded “Fleet Top 100” HonorDec 20th, 2016 by Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele
Productivity is up to 98 percent through the use of key performance indicators available to all County employees for complete transparency.
Spotlight on Milwaukee County Workers: County Executive Chris Abele Recognizes Exceptional Performance Throughout the CountyDec 19th, 2016 by Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele
“I’d like to say a special thank you to just some of our great County employees...”
Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele Announces Appointment of Margaret Daun as Corporation CounselDec 5th, 2016 by Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele
Ms. Daun comes to Milwaukee County with diverse experience in the public and private sectors.