4th Quarter, 2008

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...

3rd Quarter, 2008

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.

2nd Quarter, 2008

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...

1st Quarter, 2008

The Forum has reached agreement with the recently formed Community Justice Council to become its research arm. The council is made up of 27 members from all levels of government and a variety of agencies, legal groups, and non-profits. Its purpose is to “ensure crime reduction, victim support,...

4th Quarter, 2007

The Forum’s selection committee has tapped Rob Henken as the next president to replace Jeff Browne, who is stepping down in March. Rob currently is director of Milwaukee County’s Department of Administrative Services. He will be the Forum’s ninth president in the organization’s 95 years.