2021 -2022 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.
SDC holds district elections annually. Learn more about our Board Elections.
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|
Board of Commissioners
Meets the third Thursday of each month at 5:30 p.m. unless otherwise communicated.
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Meets the second Thursday of each month at 5:30 p.m. unless otherwise communicated.
Public Policy & Program Planning Committee
Meets the second Wednesday of each month at 5:30 p.m. unless otherwise communicated.
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Meets Semi-Annually, At the call of the Chair at 5:30 p.m. unless otherwise communicated.
Budget Finance & Resource Development Committee
Human Resources Committee
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.
For more information on becoming a commissioner click here…
Vice Chair & District 2 Commissioner
Treasurer, Office of the Governor
Secretary, Milwaukee County
Member-At-Large, District 3 Commissioner
Appointed Partner Agencies
African American Chamber of Commerce
AFL-CIO Milwaukee Labor Council
City of Milwaukee
Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
Brett Seamons, Ph.D.
Dr. Valencia Brown
Milwaukee Area Technical College
Milwaukee Public School
United Way of Greater Milwaukee
Dr. Chia Youyee Vang
University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
Hall Burce & Olson – SDC Legal Counsel
William F. Sulton
Sulton Law Firm
Elected Commissioners – Milwaukee County
Find out what district you reside in and what commissioner represents your area.
- Click the Live District Map button below.
- Input your address in the “Find Address or Place” bar at the top left-hand corner of the screen.
- Select your address from the drop-down.
- Then zoom out by selecting the 🏠 house button or ➖ minus button to see the district number.
TARP – Technical Assistance Resource Person Governance Committee
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Milwaukee, WI 53205
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Milwaukee, WI 53207
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Milwaukee, WI 53223
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West Allis, WI 53227
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Milwaukee, WI 53209
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