Patrice Harris, Dir. of Community Relations and Marketing
(414) 630-4438

Kim Dawson-Brooks, Communications –Development Specialist
(414) 906-2744

MILWAUKEE, Wis. – July 7, 2017 – Poverty is rampant in our community and the concerns of those living in it often go unheard. Residents of Milwaukee County elect six of the 18 seats on the Social Development Commission (SDC) Board of Commissioners. The anti-poverty agency sole mission is to provide resources to move people out of poverty.

At present, the District 3 Commissioner seat is vacant. A Special Election to fill the seat will occur Tuesday, July 11, 2017. Ballots may be cast from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM at SDC, 1730 W. North Avenue, Milwaukee. Only residents that live in District 3 are permitted to vote. Write-in candidates are accepted.

In addition to being a resident of Milwaukee County and living in District 3, voters must be at least 18 years of age and a U.S. citizen. One document of proof of residency in District 3, such as a driver’s license, a Wisconsin ID card, a Senior Citizen card, a utility bill, a rent receipt or any item that included a current address, must be presented at the polls.

The District 3 map outlining the specific boundaries can be found on SDC’s website,, or you may call the election hotline, 414.906.2860, and leave a message to have your address verified.

For more than 50 years, the Social Development Commission has operated as the Community Action Agency for Milwaukee County. SDC serves as a planner, coordinator, and provider of human service programs for low-income individuals and families residing in Milwaukee County. The agency is an intergovernmental commission and is governed by a board of 18 citizens from Milwaukee County, each of whom hold the title of “Commissioner.” For more information on SDC’s programs and services, visit Connect with us on Facebook and Twitter

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