Mayor Barrett Appoints Interim Commissioner of the Department of Public Works

MILWAUKEE—Mayor Tom Barrett announced today the appointment of Karen Dettmer to serve as the Interim Commissioner of the Department of Public Works. The appointment was made in consultation with incoming Mayor Cavalier Johnson. Dettmer will succeed current Commissioner Jeff Polenske effective December 17 following his retirement from the department after nearly 31 years of service. […]

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WEDC: 40th annual MARKETPLACE Governor’s Awards recognize outstanding diverse businesses

MILWAUKEE, WI. –On december 9th ,  Eight Wisconsin businesses received top honors in the 2021 MARKETPLACE Governor’s Awards competition, which recognizes outstanding businesses owned by minorities, women and service-disabled veterans. Three individuals were also honored with distinguished awards for their work supporting and leading diverse businesses as part of MARKETPLACE’s 40th anniversary celebration. The awards […]

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Racine native serves aboard USS Essex

By Mass Communications Specialist 1st Class Bryan Niegel, Navy Office of Community Outreach MILLINGTON, Tenn. – A Racine, Wisconsin, native is serving aboard USS Essex, a U.S. Navy Wasp class amphibious assault ship. Petty Officer 3rd Class Derek Pinnow is a 2016 J. I. Case High School graduate. Today, Pinnow serves as a hospital corpsman. […]

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Citizen Action of Wisconsin Celebrates House Vote on Build Back Better

In response to today’s passage of the Build Back Better Act by House Democrats this morning, Robert Kraig, Executive Director of Citizen Action of Wisconsin, released the following statement: HouseSpeaker Nancy Pelosi and House Democrats, including Representatives Gwen Moore, Mark Pocan, and Ron Kind, deserve our thanks and recognition for the tremendous effort it took […]

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Gov. Evers, DWD Announce $20 Million in Workforce Advancement Initiative Grants

MADISON — Gov. Tony Evers this week, together with the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development (DWD), announced $20 million in grant awards to 11 regions in Wisconsin to help more than 2,300 Wisconsinites as part of the much-anticipated Worker Advancement Initiative. The initiative, announced earlier this year and funded by the American Rescue Plan Act […]

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Gov. Evers Announces WHEDA Executive Director and CEO Altoro Leaving Administration, Accepting Position in Biden Administration

MADISON — Gov. Tony Evers today announced Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority (WHEDA) Executive Director and CEO Joaquín Altoro is leaving the Evers Administration to accept a position in the Biden Administration effective immediately. “Joaquín Altoro has been an invaluable part of our administration and a tireless affordable housing advocate for Wisconsinites in every […]

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Music Education Grant Program Now Open

MILWAUKEE, WI – Milwaukee World Festival, Inc. (MWF) and American Family Insurance are proud to announce that the application process for the fourth year of The Let The Music Play grant program is now open at https://summerfest.com/let-the-music-play/. Non-profit organizations, or school programs that support music education, are encouraged to apply. The deadline for submitting an […]

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MATC Expands High School Promise Eligibility

MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee Area Technical College is expanding the MATC Promise program to include new graduates of MATC’s Adult High School and students who have earned GED (General Education Development) and HSED (High School Equivalency Diploma) credentials. This year, 2021-2022 graduates of GED and HSED programs and MATC’s Adult High School will be eligible to […]

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DWD Expands Resources for Employers to Support Employees Working to Overcome Substance Use Disorder

MADISON – As part of efforts to help Wisconsin employers connect with underutilized talent pools, the Department of Workforce Development (DWD) has expanded resources for employers to help employees working to overcome substance use disorder and attain job stability and security. The COVID-19 pandemic has had a dramatic impact on Wisconsin citizens, especially those with […]

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Abby Phillip for a Conversation about Gender, Race and the Impact of Intersectionality

MILWAUKEE  -This year, the Women’s Fund of Greater Milwaukee Presents Disruptors, Changing the Power Dynamics. During this dynamic luncheon, the Women’s Fund deepens the community conversation about gender and race and the impact of intersectionality for women in Milwaukee. The annual event will be held on Thursday, Nov. 18 at 11:30 AM at the Pfister […]

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Bank of America Announces $1 Billion/4-Year Commitment to Support Economic Opportunity Initiatives

Bank of America announced that it is making a $1 billion, four-year commitment of additional support to help local communities address economic and racial inequality accelerated by a global pandemic. The programs will be focused on assisting people and communities of color that have experienced a greater impact from the health crisis. “Underlying economic and […]

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