Common Council President Cavalier Johnson
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Local business leaders step up to support community assets

Statement of Alderman Cavalier Johnson October 29, 2019

By - Oct 29th, 2019 07:59 am

Last week, it was announced that 13 Milwaukee-area business leaders came together to form the Milwaukee Parks Foundation in an effort to provide additional support for these community assets. I want to applaud these local executives for stepping up in a time where city and county budgets continue to become increasingly tight. This is a shining example of the private sector coming together to support a public good.

The 2nd aldermanic district is home to three parks where Milwaukee county residents can go on a nature walk, play basketball, go sledding in the winter, practice archery, play baseball, celebrate the history of indigenous people, and so much more. All of this is possible because of the quality of life amenities that Milwaukee County Parks brings to our neighborhoods. Considering the fiscal challenges facing Milwaukee County government, I’m grateful that our business community is stepping up to support these neighborhood assets.

I hope other organizations, business leaders and funders in the community will join this initiative so that the parks system can continue to thrive well into the future.

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