|I was a keynote speaker for the African American Male Initiative (AAMI) Program hosted by Concordia University for several school districts across the state, helping close the achievement gap for young men of color.
The Closing the Achievement Gap Consortium (CAGC) created the summer program. Young men of color, who have been recommended by their schools, stay on Concordia’s campus and take classes designed to prepare them for college. Even after their stay ends, AAMI continues to offer accountability and support to the young men during the regular school year. I enjoyed giving away free copies of my book to the students!
I recently emceed the 2017 Ozaukee County NAACP Freedom Fund Banquet and have had several speaking engagements across Ozaukee and Milwaukee Counties.
- Milwaukee Business Journal Author Series, 1/18/18 at the Milwaukee Business Journal, 825 N. Jefferson St, Milwaukee, WI 53202
- Milwaukee Business Journal STEM Girl’s Summit, 3/10/18, The Italian Community Center, 631 E. Chicago Street, Milwaukee, WI 53202
- M-T Chamber of Commerce, 5/1/18 at Schmidt & Bartelt Conference Rm – North Side Entrance, 10280 N. Pt. Washington Rd., Mequon, WI
- If you’d like to learn more or book me for an event, please contact me at 262-389-7557 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
In July, the Board approved 100% funding for the acquisition of a radio system upgrade for Ozaukee County and all participating municipalities with equipment sufficient to support public safety countywide (Municipal Cost Sharing Agreements: Radio User Equipment).
- The 2016 Audit Results were presented to the Board in September. The County has received the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting from the Government Finance Officers Association over the past 11 years for it’s comprehensive annual financial report.
- The 2018 Proposed County Budget was approved in November. Click to review further details.
In December, the Board authorized Ozaukee County to engage legal counsel in relation to claims against opioid manufacturers. Ozaukee County is concerned with the recent rapid rise in troubles among County citizens, residents, and visitors in relation to problems arising out of the use, abuse and overuse of opioid medications, which according to certain studies, impacts millions of people across the country.
- The National Institute for Health has identified the manufacturers of certain of the opioid medications as being directly responsible for the rapid rise of the Opioid Epidemic by virtue of their aggressive and, according to some, unlawful and unethical marketing practices. Some of the opioid manufacturers have faced civil and criminal liability for their actions that relate directly to the rise of the Opioid Epidemic.
- County’s provision of programs and services becomes more and more difficult every year because the costs associated with providing the Opioid Epidemic programs and services continue to rise, yet County’s ability to generate revenue is limited by strict levy limit caps and stagnant or declining state and federal aid to County.
- Board approved a Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources River Protection Planning Grant to support water quality monitoring activities within Ozaukee County.
- Our Lasata Care Center located in Cedarburg is now a 5 Star facility! With our most recent state survey results in October 2017, we have risen to 5 Star facility overall (previously 4 Star Rating) with a health inspection rating of 3 stars (previously 2 Star). Congratulations to Amanda Kohal, Lasata Senior Living Campus Administrator and her entire staff for earning this outstanding rating.