County Board Chairwoman Marcelia Nicholson
Press Release

Marcelia Nicholson Re-Elected Chairwoman of the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors


By - Apr 15th, 2024 05:06 pm

MILWAUKEE – Chairwoman Marcelia Nicholson was re-elected by a supermajority of Supervisors [13-5] to continue her role as Chairwoman of the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors for the 2024-2026 term during Monday’s board meeting. Chairwoman Nicholson issued the below statement following her re-election:

“I am deeply honored and humbled by the trust my colleagues have placed in me to serve as Chairwoman of the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors for a third term,” said Chairwoman Nicholson. “Over the past two terms, we have navigated significant challenges and made real progress towards realizing the County’s vision of racial equity and becoming the healthiest county in Wisconsin. As we step into the future, I am committed to continue leading this body with the guiding principles of racial equity, preparation, collaboration, sustainability, and decorum. There is still much work ahead of us, and I am eager to continue this journey alongside my fellow Supervisors and the community I’m proud to represent.”

Chairwoman Nicholson made herstory in 2020 by becoming the first Latina and African American woman elected Chairperson of the Board of Supervisors. Chairwoman Nicholson’s previous two terms leading the County Board saw accomplishments such as the passage of a generational funding mechanism for the County earlier this year, which averted a financial crisis and prevented drastic cuts to County services, authoring legislation authorizing a historic $250,000 investment in Milwaukee’s first and only Black-owned bank, authoring legislation committing $2 million for affordable housing in the Concordia 27 development on Milwaukee’s Near West Side, created paid internships with the County Board, created a Task Force on the expenditure of federal American Rescue Plan Act funds, made Juneteenth Day a holiday for county employees, and secured funding for the first summer roller skating program at Red Arrow Park

On April 2, Nicholson was elected to a fifth term as County Supervisor representing the 10th District, which includes neighborhoods to the east, west, and south of Sherman Park, the neighborhoods surrounding King Park, the Marquette University campus, and portions of downtown and the Third Ward. Chairwoman Nicholson serves on the boards of the Hispanic Professionals of Greater Milwaukee, Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee Public Museum, Wisconsin Counties Association, Clean Wisconsin, and the UW-Extension Board of Visitors. In addition, the Chairwoman serves on the Board of Directors for Local Progress, a national network that supports, connects, and unites progressive local elected officials and allied organizations.

The Board of Supervisors also elected Supervisor Steven Shea as First Vice Chairperson [11-7] and Supervisor Priscilla Coggs-Jones as Second Vice Chairperson.

NOTE: This press release was submitted to Urban Milwaukee and was not written by an Urban Milwaukee writer. It has not been verified for its accuracy or completeness.

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