Mayor Tom Barrett Archives

Family receives the best holiday gift early: A new home

November 22, 2018

On October 31, 2018, new homeowners Monica and Rayford Jackson received congratulations and some small housewarming gifts from Mayor Tom Barrett and members of ACTS Housing following the couple’s purchase of a city-owned residence in the Harambee Neighborhood. From left to right: Ainsley Schley, ACTS; Priya Bhatia, ACTS; Deon Price, ACTS; daughter Mariel Jackson, Maria… [Read More]

Bader Philanthropies celebrates grand opening of new global headquarters

October 25, 2018

On Monday, October 22, 2018, Bader Philanthropies, one of Milwaukee’s largest foundations, celebrated the grand opening ribbon cutting of their brand new global headquarters in Milwaukee, at 3300 N. Dr. Martin Luther King, Drive. Rather than build a new skyscraper downtown, Bader Philanthropies opted to restore a historic building right in the 6th district, in… [Read More]

Milwaukee attorney defends police in Sterling Brown arrest, asks for dismissal of federal suit

August 31, 2018

Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett says no one benefits from ‘legal wrangling’ Milwaukee police officers did nothing wrong when they used a stun gun on Bucks’ guard Sterling Brown during his arrest over a parking violation in January, a city attorney said Friday, contradicting the police chief and mayor who condemned the officers’ actions. Grant Langley… [Read More]

Riverworks officially opens new City Center

July 12, 2018

On Wednesday, June 27, 2018, the Riverworks Development Corporation (RDC) celebrated the grand opening of their Riverworks City Center with a ribbon cutting ceremony. The new center is situated at 3334 N. Holton St., and contains office space and retail space in one location. Among the businesses already open include a new expanded Family Dollar… [Read More]

Mayor Barrett hosts annual ‘Ceasefire Sabbath Kick-Off Breakfast’

May 17, 2018

On Thursday, May 10, 2018, Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett was joined by local faith leaders, city officials, Milwaukee Police Department leadership and the Office of Violence Prevention during the “14th Annual Ceasefire Sabbath Kick-Off Breakfast,” at Parklawn Assembly of God, 3725 N. Sherman Blvd. This year’s breakfast focused on building trust between the police and… [Read More]

City wide ‘Denim Day’ seeks to raise awareness about sexual assault

May 17, 2018

Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett (back row center), religious leaders and members of faith-based organizations participated in the 7th Annual Denim Day in the City of Milwaukee on April 25, 2018 during a press conference at Pathfinders. The month of April was Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Denim Day Milwaukee seeks to raise awareness about misconceptions concerning… [Read More]

Mayor Barrett hosts gala 2018 Masked Ball for UNCF

March 22, 2018

On Saturday, March 17, 2018, Mayor Tom Barrett hosted the United Negro College Fund (UNCF) Mayor’s Masked Ball at the Milwaukee Art Museum. The UNCF Masked Ball is one of Milwaukee’s signature fundraising galas and premier social events of the year. Hosted by a diverse group of corporate sponsors and individuals, it brings together local… [Read More]

Double-take on Fire and Police Commission nominee

March 28, 2013

The controversy and delay in the appointment of Ann Wilson to the Fire and Police Commission (FPC) was “due to the Common Council injecting politics into the Fire and Police Commission, and we try to avoid that,” FPC FPC executive director Michael Tobin said. Historically, for mayoral appointments the Common Council has always had the… [Read More]