2020 -2021 Board of Commissioners

The role of the SDC Board of Commissioners is to provide guidance and leadership to the Social Development Commission. The agency’s board make-up is unique when compared to other social service agencies and nonprofit organizations. Our Board of Commissioners consists of representatives of three different sectors of the community. One-third of the members are appointed by public officials and a third are appointed by the private sector. The final third represent the voices of low-income residents of Milwaukee County. These six commissioners represent six districts of Milwaukee County. These Commissioners are elected to three-year terms by residents of those districts. Our elected Commissioners are responsible for providing feedback received from low-income residents in their district and bringing that input back to the Board.

Representation of the county’s low-income residents is extremely beneficial to SDC’s customers. Elected Commissioners not only share concerns at the Board level, but also provide the ability to share SDC and other resources with members of their districts. Representation of our low-income residents enhances SDC’s credibility with legislators that are creating, reviewing and passing legislation that affect those living in poverty. District Commissioners are also able to raise matters on behalf of their district that the full Board may not be aware of.

The Social Development Commission is fortunate to have a dynamic and diverse Board committed to excellence. Each member brings unique talents, skills, education and experiences that contributes to the strength of the Social Development Commission.

The public is encouraged to find out what district they reside in and who their Commissioner is. Elected Commissioners have the district they represent in the information shown below their picture.

Become a Commissioner and make an impact on poverty in Milwaukee County.

Our elected commissioners operate like any other elected official. They are community liaisons who advocate for people living in their districts. For example, if people feel strongly about policy affecting the quality of life, it is communicated to the Social Development Commission through an elected commissioner. Likewise, an elected commissioner is charged with promoting the Social Development Commission’s messages and resources in the community. Our elected commissioners serve three-year terms. 

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All meetings are virtual until further notice.

COMMITTEE  MEETING SCHEDULE COMMITTEE CHAIR *LEAD STAFF  *LIAISON STAFF SUPPORT STAFF
 BOARD OF COMMISSION Monthly 3rd Thursday 5:30pm Elmer Moore CEO Executive Team Abra Fortson
EXECUTIVE  At the call of the Chair  Elmer Moore CEO Executive Team  Abra Fortson
 GOVERNANCE Semi-Annually or At the call of the Chair VACANT  CEO    Abra Fortson
AUDIT   Annually 1st Thursday or at the call of the Chair  VACANT  Finance Director    Abra Fortson
PUBLIC POLICY & PROGRAM PLANNING   Monthly 2nd Wednesday 5:00pm Nikki Purvis  CEO    Abra Fortson
RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT & BUDGET FINANCE  Quarterly Terese Caro Finance Director    Abra Fortson
HUMAN RESOURCES  Quarterly 2nd Thursday 2:00pm
March, June, September & December 
Craig Sanders  HR Director    Abra Fortson
 PENSION  Quarterly 2nd Monday (Quarterly) 9:00am Boardroom VACANT  CEO    Abra Fortson
 SD PROPERTIES  Semi-Annually or at the call of the Chair  Vincent Bobot CEO    Abra Fortson

Board of Commissioners

Meets the third Thursday of each month at 5:30 p.m. unless otherwise communicated.

2020

BOC Agenda 022020
BOC Business Meeting Agenda 062520
BOC Agenda 071620
BOC Agenda 081720
BOC Agenda 101520

2019

BOC Agenda 011719
BOC Agenda 022119
BOC Agenda 032019
BOC Agenda 041819
BOC Agenda 051619
BOC Annual Meeting Agenda 062019
BOC Agenda 071819
BOC Retreat Agenda 081619-081719
BOC Agenda 091919
October-Cancelled
BOC Agenda 112119
BOC Agenda 121919


Executive Committee

Meets the second Thursday of each month at 5:30 p.m. unless otherwise communicated.

2020

EXEC COM Emergency Agenda 033120
EXEC COM Special Agenda 052920
EXEC COM Special Agenda 072920

2019

EXEC COM Agenda 010619
EXEC COM Agenda 043019
EXEC COM Agenda 091819


Public Policy & Program Planning Committee

Meets the second Wednesday of each month at 5:30 p.m. unless otherwise communicated.

2020

QUAD P Agenda 021220
QUAD P Agenda 090920
QUAD P Agenda 100720

2019

QUAD P Agenda021319
QUAD P Agenda 031319
QUAD P Agenda 041019
QUAD P Agenda 050819
QUAD P Agenda 061219
QUAD P Agenda 071019


Governance

Meets Semi-Annually, At the call of the Chair at 5:30 p.m. unless otherwise communicated.

2020

GOV Agenda 050420

2019

February-Cancelled
GOV Agenda 030719
GOV Agenda 051419


Budget & Finance, Resource Development  Committee

2019

BFRD COM Agenda 040419
BFRD COM Agenda 061819
BFRD COM Agenda 110719
BFRD COM Agenda 121219


Human Resources Committee

2019

HR COM Agenda 112019

Appointed Partner Agencies

Ossie Kendrix

Ossie Kendrix

African American Chamber of Commerce

John JACOBS

John JACOBS

AFL-CIO Milwaukee Labor Council

Elmer MOORE, Jr.

Elmer MOORE, Jr.

Chair, Greater Milwaukee Committee

Daniel GOMEZ

Daniel GOMEZ

Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

 

Pardeep KALEKA

Pardeep KALEKA

Interfaith Conference

Donna BROWN-MARTIN

Donna BROWN-MARTIN

Secretary, Milwaukee County

Dr. Valencia BROWN

Dr. Valencia BROWN

Milwaukee Area Technical College

Nikki PURVIS

Nikki PURVIS

Vice Chair, City of Milwaukee

Matthew BOSWELL

Matthew BOSWELL

Milwaukee Public School

Glenn CARSON

Glenn CARSON

United Way of Greater Milwaukee

Chia YOUYEE VANG

Chia YOUYEE VANG

University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee

Terese CARO

Terese CARO

Treasurer, Office of the Governor

Milwaukee County Districts

District Map

Carlisa HARRIS

Carlisa HARRIS

District 1 Commissioner

District 1 Map

P: 414.906.2831
E: district1@cr-sdc.org

Barbara TOLES

Barbara TOLES

District 2 Commissioner

District 2 Map

P: 414.906.2832
E: district2@cr-sdc.org

Craig A. SANDERS

Craig A. SANDERS

Member-At-Large, District 3 Commissioner

District 3 Map

P: 414.906.2833
E: district3@cr-sdc.org

Torre JOHNSON

Torre JOHNSON

District 4 Commissioner

District 4 Map

P: 414.906.2830
E: district4@cr-sdc.org

Rosa VILLA

Rosa VILLA

District 5 Commissioner

District 5 Map

P: 414.906.2835
E: district5@cr-sdc.org

Ben RUCKA

Ben RUCKA

District 6 Commissioner

District 6 Map

P: 414.906.2840
E: district6@cr-sdc.org

CR-Social Development Commission is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Service Provider and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, political affiliation or belief. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. If you need this information interpreted to a language you understand or in a different format, please contact La Toya Jones, Equal Opportunity Officer, at 414-906-2823 or ljones@cr-sdc.org. Callers who are deaf or hearing or speech-impaired may reach us at Wisconsin Relay Number 711.

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