Sen. LaTonya Johnson Appointed to Wisconsin Center District Board
"I look forward to working with members of the board and stakeholders throughout the community to strengthen Milwaukee's economy, workers, and neighborhoods."
MADISON – Wisconsin Senate Democratic Leader Jennifer Shilling (D–La Crosse) has appointed Sen. LaTonya Johnson (D–Milwaukee) to serve on the Wisconsin Center District Board effective immediately. Sen. LaTonya Johnson welcomed this new responsibility to serve the Milwaukee community and released the following statement regarding her appointment:
“I would like to thank Sen. Shilling for appointing me to the Wisconsin Center District Board. The district plays a vital role in overseeing the operation and success of key Milwaukee attractions – including the construction of the new downtown arena for the Milwaukee Bucks. I look forward to working with members of the board and stakeholders throughout the community to strengthen Milwaukee’s economy, workers, and neighborhoods.”
The Wisconsin Center District (WCD) is a government body created under Wisconsin State Statute in 1994 to fund, build and operate the Midwest Express Center (now Wisconsin Center) in downtown Milwaukee, and continue operating the existing venues now called the UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena and Milwaukee Theatre.
In 2015, under a new State Statute, the Wisconsin Center District was authorized to issue bonds for a new basketball arena for the Milwaukee Bucks, and will oversee that facility, the demolition of the BMO Harris Bank Bradley Center and, in the future, the operations of the Marcus Center for Performing Arts.
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