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Apr 30, 2013

Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett reflects on the state of the City, including current threats and opportunities.

View the Mayor's PowerPoint slides from his presentation here.

Apr 23, 2013

In an op ed in the January 24th edition of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Richard Thieme wrote about the “Milwaukee Malaise.” Mr. Thieme, a resident of Milwaukee for 25 years, is an author and professional speaker focused on the deeper implications of technology, religion, and science for twenty-first...

Apr 16, 2013

Guillermo Rishchynski, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Canada to the United Nations, engaged in a conversation with President Rick about the United Nations’ role in several of the current crises facing our world today. Ambassador Rishchynski has served abroad in Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, Amman, Melbourne,...

Apr 9, 2013

On April 2nd, Representative Joe Sanfilippo spoke to Rotary about his recently-introduced a bill aimed at reforming Milwaukee County government. On April 9th, Chairwoman of the Milwaukee County Board Marina Dimitrijevic provided a different perspective.

Apr 2, 2013

Until the time the county executive office was created around 1960, the county board was responsible for running the daily operations of county government. Recognizing the problems caused when there are "too many cooks in the kitchen" the Legislature created the executive form of county government. However, some people...