Milwaukee County Board Pleased With Milwaukee Art Museum/War Memorial Operations Agreement
Says Pact is Important to Future Improvements
(MILWAUKEE, WI) – (March 12, 2013) – Milwaukee County Board Chairwoman Marina Dimitrijevic said today that an accord between The Milwaukee Art Museum and The Milwaukee County War Memorial, Inc. is an important agreement that helps insure the long-term future of the buildings and grounds of both entities.
“I’m pleased that we could bring this agreement together,” she said. “It was important that we brought in former Supreme Court Justice Janine Geske to mediate the discussion between the two groups. Justice Geske proved to be a key to successful negotiations, and I’m pleased that this historic agreement will clear the way for the Art Museum’s planned $15 million and the county’s planned $10 million investment for improvements.
“This agreement is a win-win-win for the Milwaukee Art Museum, the War Memorial and the residents of Milwaukee County, especially our veterans. We are grateful to Justice Geske and to the negotiating teams for their extraordinary and efficient work.”