MILWAUKEE – Police Chief Jeffrey Norman, will be the featured speaker at a Newsmaker Luncheon, hosted jointly by the Milwaukee Press Club and WisPolitics.com on Thursday, Jan. 13.

Norman was named acting police chief in December 2020 and named Chief of Police in November 2021, wrapping up a year of turmoil over the city’s top law enforcement position.

He will give an update on his new role, community outreach and goals to address reckless driving and violent crime in the city. With more than 190 homicides this year, Milwaukee has broken the murder rate for the second year in a row.

Norman will take questions from a panel of journalists and from the audience at the luncheon, set for 11:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Newsroom Pub, 137 E. Wells St.

The media panel:
Elliot Hughes, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Aaron Maybin, Fox 6 WITI
Hilary Mintz, WISN-TV

The Milwaukee Press Club’s Newsmaker Lunch Hour series is underwritten by presenting sponsor Spectrum News 1 and supporting sponsor We Energies.

WisPolitics.com partners with the press club as part of its ongoing event series in Milwaukee, sponsored by UW-Milwaukee, Wisconsin Academy of Global Education and Training, ELEVEN25 at Pabst, Milwaukee Police Association, The Firm Consulting, Medical College of Wisconsin and Spectrum.

The press club’s Newsmaker Luncheons are held to inform the public about the people and issues that affect individuals and communities in Milwaukee and Wisconsin. The cost to attend is $20 for MPC members, $25 for non-members and $15 for students. Lunch is included. Seating is limited. Advanced registration and payment are required and may be done online at www.milwaukeepressclub.org. Checks may be mailed to the MPC at PO Box 176, North Prairie, WI  53153-0176. Cancellations will be accepted up to 48 hours in advance for a full refund.

The Press Club is requiring that everyone attending the event be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, as defined by the CDC, or have received a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours prior to the event. Masking is encouraged in ordinance with CDC recommendations. *Proof of vaccination or a negative test result will be checked at the door.

Questions? Please contact Joette Richards at the Milwaukee Press Club at [email protected] or call 262-894-2224.

Special thanks to the Safe House/Newsroom Pub, home of the Milwaukee Press Club, for hosting the Newsmaker Luncheon Series. Think of the Newsroom Pub for your next private party! MPC members can book a room at no charge. The Newsroom Pub has FREE wireless internet service compliments of the Safe House.

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