100 Years of Women in Public Office in Wisconsin
Article in UW-Milwaukee School of Education Magazine
Wanda Montgomery never wanted to get involved in politics, even though friends had encouraged her.
“I thought politics was such a dirty business. Opponents dig up stuff that may or may not be true. I thought at this stage of my life, do I need the headache?” Read more >>
Brown Deer President Makes History
Megan Carpenter, Wisconsin
The Village of Brown Deer may seem like any other small, Wisconsin suburb upon first glance. It’s more unique than one might think, starting with its president, Wanda Montgomery.
“I think my favorite part is being able to connect with the people of this community,” Montgomery said.
She’s been leading the small village of about 12,000 people since 2019, while serving on the board since the year prior. Read more >>
Milwaukee County Black History Month Feature
To achieve racial and health equity, Milwaukee County is Rising to the Moment to center Black and Brown lives, contributions and experiences, this month and beyond. We are excited to share our collaborative learning journey this month to highlight Black leaders, past and present, in our 19 municipalities. This week we highlight Black leaders in health and human services. Read more >>
Sharing the Black experience: Local leaders of color share encounters with racism
Kim Shine, CBS58
For many in the African American community, racism is a word that evokes deep emotion. Its existence, whether covert or implicit, is often felt and remembered.
On CBS 58 Sunday Morning, Kim Shine asked several black leaders around Milwaukee County to share their encounters with racism, and how the moment shaped their lives.
“Internet makes people bold, they don’t have to come out and they don’t have to be in your face,” Chantia Lewis, alderwoman of Milwaukee’s 9th district, said. “So they feel that they can say and do whatever they want to, but there was an instance with two white male constituents actually three.” Read more >>
A Dollar Tree and daycare company are coming to Brown Deer
Jeff Rumage, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
A Dollar Tree and a daycare company, The Learning Experience, will open near the Goodwill store in Brown Deer.
Dollar Tree is building a 9,500-square-foot store on 1.2 acres at 9325 N. Green Bay Road, east of Goodwill. Construction should be finished in July or August, according to Nate Piotrowski, the village’s community development director.
The Learning Experience, a national daycare brand that cares for children that are 6 weeks to 5 years old, recently received village approval to build a one-story, 10,000-square-foot daycare building at 9335 N. Green Bay Road, which is north of Goodwill and the future Dollar Tree store. Read more >>
Brown Deer sells library building to church, despite pleas from school district
Jeff Rumage, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Brown Deer village officials will sell their library building for $500,000 to Shalom Baptist Church, despite the Brown Deer School District’s request for time to put together a potential counteroffer.
Home Is Where The Heart Is
Home Is Where The Heart Is.” No greater statement has been spoken when I look at the Village of Brown Deer. From my perspective, Brown Deer is the best gem on the Northshore of the Greater Milwaukee Area. We’re settled between Milwaukee and Mequon. We adjoin one of the nicest county parks with an 18-hole golf course. Our village geographically is only 4.5 square miles which allows us to get around the village with all the amenities in just a matter of minutes. Our village is expanding with new developments that will increase the population such as expanding/upgrading our schools, a newly remodeled library, retail and restaurant spaces. We’re on the move. Read more >>
Montgomery elected Brown Deer village president
Library deal takes center stage in Brown Deer president race
The top issue in the race is the village board’s decision to purchase the former Westbury Bank building for $1.5 million. Technically, the village will buy the building for $3 million, and then the seller will make a $1.5 million tax-deductible donation to the village.
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