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2018 -2019 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. 

COMMITTEE  MEETING SCHEDULE COMMITTEE CHAIR *LEAD STAFF  *LIAISON STAFF SUPPORT STAFF
 BOARD OF COMMISSION Monthly 3rd Thursday 5:30pm Boardroom Stephanie D. Findley CEO Executive Team Abra Fortson
EXECUTIVE Monthly  2nd Thursday or at the call of the Chair Boardroom (unless otherwise communicated) Stephanie D. Findley CEO Executive Team  Abra Fortson
 GOVERNANCE Semi Annually Boardroom At the call of the Chair  Sarah Van Winkle  CEO  Abra Fortson
AUDIT   Annualy 1st Thursday or at the call of the Chair  Boardroom  Finance Director  Abra Fortson
PUBLIC POLICY & PROGRAM PLANNING   Monthly 2nd Wednesday 5:30pm Boardroom  Stephanie D. Findley  CEO  Abra Fortson
RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT & BUDGET FINANCE  Quarterly Finance Director  Abra Fortson
HUMAN RESOURCES  Quarterly 2nd Thursday March, June, September & December HR Conference Room  HR Director  Abra Fortson
 PENSION  Quarterly 2nd Monday (Quarterly) 9:00am Boardroom  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.

2019

January
February
March
April
May
June-Annual Meeting
July

2018

January
February
March 
April
May (May Amended)
June-Annual Meeting (June-Annual Meeting Amended)
September
October
November


Executive Committee

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

2019

January

2018

March
April
July Special Emergency
September


Public Policy & Program Planning Committee

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

2019

June
February
April
May
June
July

2018

October  (October Amended)
November
December


Governance

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

2019

February -Cancelled

2018

December

 


Budget & Finance, Resource Development  Committee

2019

April
June

Appointed Partner Agencies

Ossie Kendrix

Ossie Kendrix

African American Chamber of Commerce

AFL CIO Appointee

AFL CIO Appointee

 

Elmer MOORE, Jr.

Elmer MOORE, Jr.

Chair, Greater Milwaukee Committee

Daniel GOMEZ

Daniel GOMEZ

Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

 

Sara Van WINKLE

Sara Van WINKLE

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

United Way

United Way

Dr. Gary L. WILLIAMS

Dr. Gary L. WILLIAMS

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

George C. MATTHEWS

George C. MATTHEWS

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

Ms. Rosemary Holley

Ms. Rosemary Holley

TARP – Technical Assistance Resource Person Governance Committee

 

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person’s sex, race, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, creed, pregnancy, marital or parental status, sexual orientation, or disability.

SDC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Service Provider. 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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