Two African American women sworn in Village of Brown Deer as board members

May 2, 2019

Photo by Yvonne Kemp

On Wednesday, April 17, 2019, the Village of Brown Deer hosted its official swearing in ceremony for its newly elected village officials. Among them were the village’s newly elected president Wanda Montgomery, and Nakia Spencer was sworn in as village trustee. Montgomery is the first Black woman elected as President in the Village of Brown Deer; she is also the first African American Chief Executive elected in Milwaukee County and only the second in the State of Wisconsin. Nakia is the 4th women of color on the board. The swearing in took place at the Brown Deer Village Hall, 4800 West Green Brook Drive and was presided over by Chief Justice Maxine White.

Pictured at the event are (from left) Police Captain Jonathan Schmitz; Village President Wanda Montgomery; Village Trustee Nakia Spencer; Chief Justice Maxine White; Village Clerk Jill Kenda-Lubetski; Assistant Village Manager Erin Hirn; and Village Manager Michael Hall.