Personnel File

Karen Dettmer

Appointed in 2019 to serve as Superintendent of the Milwaukee Water Works.

Served as Public Works Coordination Manager for the Department of Public Works for two years.

Spent almost ten years at the Department of City Development.

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City Hall: 1,893 Lead Service Lines Replaced
City Hall

1,893 Lead Service Lines Replaced

But 75,403 remain. City still on 70-year pace to solve century-old problem.

City Hall: Council Approves Water Rate Increase
City Hall

Council Approves Water Rate Increase

Three council members object to plan that raises annual cost by $7.

Photo Gallery: PrideFest Boasted 120 LGBTQ Artists
Photo Gallery

PrideFest Boasted 120 LGBTQ Artists

45,787 people attended, making it the largest pride event ever held in Wisconsin.

City Hall: City Will Raise Its Water Rates
City Hall

City Will Raise Its Water Rates

Average customers in city and suburbs served directly will see their bills rise $7 per year.

PrideFest Milwaukee honors our community heroes
Press Release

PrideFest Milwaukee honors our community heroes

Join us FRIDAY for $1 Opening Ceremonies special

City Hall: FLAC, Get the Lead Out Fight City Over Lead Posioning
City Hall

FLAC, Get the Lead Out Fight City Over Lead Posioning

Groups have a showdown with city officials over claims surrounding city's failure on lead poisoning, infant mortality.

City Hall: Barrett Offers Upbeat State of City Speech
City Hall

Barrett Offers Upbeat State of City Speech

Mayor touts employers coming to city, The Hop's launch and a friendly governor.

City Hall: Karen Dettmer Will Lead Water Works
City Hall

Karen Dettmer Will Lead Water Works

Committee puts veteran engineer through the ringer before endorsing her appointment.

Transportation: City Extending Streetcar to Convention Center
Transportation

City Extending Streetcar to Convention Center

Short extension can be built without federal funds, adding more ridership.

City Hall: Committee Okays Complete Streets Policy
City Hall

Committee Okays Complete Streets Policy

Proposal on street design places pedestrians and cyclists on same level as motorists

Plenty of Horne: Meeting Addresses Swing Park Homicides
Plenty of Horne

Meeting Addresses Swing Park Homicides

Mayor, police, city officials, residents have a solution-oriented meeting short on anger.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Couture Seeks Commercial Tenants
Eyes on Milwaukee

Couture Seeks Commercial Tenants

44-story apartment tower will have 40,000 square left for a grocer, restaurants, medical office.

Eyes on Milwaukee: City Panel Okays Oak and Loc Complex
Eyes on Milwaukee

City Panel Okays Oak and Loc Complex

Unanimous vote allows controversial East Side apartment project to move forward.

Eyes on Milwaukee: City Panel Approves Oak and Loc Project
Eyes on Milwaukee

City Panel Approves Oak and Loc Project

5 story, 55-unit apartment building slated for busy corner, but some neighbors oppose it.

Milwaukee Downtown names its 2017 Downtown Achievement Award winners
Press Release

Milwaukee Downtown names its 2017 Downtown Achievement Award winners

Catalytic projects and downtown leaders were honored for their contributions to the central business district.

Eyes on Milwaukee: New Apartments for Oak and Loc
Eyes on Milwaukee

New Apartments for Oak and Loc

Neighbors react to 5-story, 55-unit apartment complex for East Side corner.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Postman Square, City’s Newest Park
Eyes on Milwaukee

Postman Square, City’s Newest Park

But it does have a long history. The park's roots trace back to 1889.

Development in works for Bay View lot
Citation

Development in works for Bay View lot