Around the Town with Mayor Steve

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On Monday, February 11th, I had the privilege of introducing Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele at his State of the County speech, which was delivered in the courtroom at the Oak Creek Police Department. Here is the text from my introduction.

Welcome to Oak Creek, we are very pleased to host the State of the County Speech from our Courtroom building here in Oak Creek. For those of you who are making your first visit to the southern border of Milwaukee County, Oak Creek is a city of 35,000 people, and one of the fastest growing cities in Wisconsin. There is a lot going on in Oak Creek, with new development at Drexel Town Square, along our lakefront- which has been closed to the public for almost 100 years- and in a new business park on Oakwood and Howell Avenues. The County Executive has been here many times during my tenure, as recently as three weeks ago he attended a community forum on violence as one of our panelists, and I’ve had the opportunity to speak with him many times on the issues facing Milwaukee County, and specifically, the relationship between the County and its southern-most communities.

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele gives his State of the County speech at the Oak Creek Police Department.

Many of you here today are directly involved in the process of government, whether as an elected official, a department head, or as a provider of services for our constituents. Each of you understands that we have a role to play in making Milwaukee County, and south-eastern Wisconsin, a leader in innovation and technology, quality of life, and job creation. But that hard work isn’t done with talk, it’s done with action, and leadership, and resolve.

I support the County Executive’s efforts to transform Milwaukee County Government, some of which he’ll talk about today.

There’s an old saying, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” Well, that hasn’t applied to County Government for a long time, and it’s encouraging to see a leader look past the politics of change, and focus on policies which can improve the efficiency and processes of local government, making a real difference in the lives of our residents.

It is my great honor to introduce Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele.

It’s the final week of the Mayor’s Fitness & Weight Loss Challenge; please make sure you get into one of our weight stations by this Saturday, February 16th, so your total weight loss can be included in our community results. On Saturday, February 23rd, we will award our winners, and celebrate our fitness success! For more details on this event, please go to the Challenge facebook page.

Mayor Steve