Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele today announced Mike Lappen, MS, LPC as the next Administrator of the Milwaukee County Behavioral Health Division. Lappen will join BHD at the end of May. County Executive Abele has made mental health reform a top priority since taking office five years ago.
Inventions from African Americans inventors were on display at the Milwaukee County Courthouse to celebrate Women's History Month on March 24, 2016. The free event, open to the public, was hosted by Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele.
Rock the Green, best known for its near-zero-waste fall music festival, hosts its fifth annual Earth Day Celebration on Friday Earth Day from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Downtown at the CityCenter building at 735 N. Water St. At noon, Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett will deliver remarks, along with Matt Howard, Director of the Alliance for Water Stewardship at The Water Council, and Lindsay Stevens Gardner, founder of Rock the Green . Several community leaders will be on hand to provide information on environmental plans for the area and many local groups will provide eco-education.
Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett has appointed Reggie Moore, founder of the Center for Youth Engagement , to lead the Office of Violence Prevention in the city's Health Department. Moore said his priorities are connecting with residents, including young people, and others who provide services for youths in Milwaukee.