Forum’s 17th annual Salute to Local Government showcases government efforts to more effectively and efficiently serve region’s citizens
After three years as Forum chairman, Michael Best & Friedrich attorney Bill Haberman has turned over the title and its responsibilities to Jim Barry III, a well-known Milwaukee commercial real estate broker.
With its recent detailed analyses of both the city of Milwaukee and Milwaukee County budgets, the Public Policy Forum is getting back to its roots.
“The fiscal problems facing local governments are growing worse, and it is critical for city and county policymakers to honestly assess those...
On August 18, the Forum stirred things up by holding its first members-only event – an after-work gathering billed as Policy in a Pub at the Milwaukee Ale House – during which it released the findings of its Milwaukee County resident survey on county government structure.
The Forum recently wrapped up its first membership survey. Of the 597 surveys sent via e-mail, 108 responses were received for a respectable 18.1% rate. Members appear satisfied overall with what the Forum is doing and how it’s done. And 49% of the respondents said they were satisfied with their...