Today, voters across Milwaukee will submit their ballots and elect our city’s first new mayor in 18 years. Regardless of the outcome, I hope the incoming administration recognizes the importance of creating a cabinet that reflects the diversity of this city.

The citizens of Milwaukee are our customers, and the leadership within City Hall should reflect those we serve. I believe strongly that the next mayor should emphasize that nominees for commissioners, directors and other cabinet level appointees within the Department of Public Works, Department of Neighborhood Services, Department of City Development, Water Works, Election Commission, Health Department, Department of Administration, Department of Employee Relations, Fire and Police Commission and numerous other boards and commissions, will have the opportunity to discuss their specific plans, through their department and leadership, to help address the needs and priorities of the community so that we can move this city forward in a direction of which we all can be proud.

After nearly two decades, Milwaukee will have a new leader setting the vision and tone for change in our city, and I hope they seize this tremendous opportunity as we work to build a stronger community for everyone.

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