Letter of Interest Submitted to Democratic National Committee Begins RFP Process
MILWAUKEE – Today, Mayor Tom Barrett submitted a letter to Tom Perez, Chair of the Democratic National Committee, expressing his interest in Milwaukee being considered as the host city of the 2020 Democratic National Convention. The letter marks the first official step in the bid process and indicates Mayor Tom Barrett’s commitment to participate in the RFP process taking place this spring.
The letter briefly outlines Milwaukee’s ability to meet the preliminary general requirements of the DNC. It mentions the new Bucks arena as the convention’s proposed main venue and boasts plenty of hotel rooms and transportation modes as attractive assets. The letter was written on behalf of the City of Milwaukee, Congresswoman Gwen Moore, the Milwaukee Bid Committee, VISIT Milwaukee, and the Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce.