Mayor Tom Barrett addressed the citizens of Milwaukee in the annual State of the City address this Monday, February 26th. In the address, the mayor took time to applaud the redevelopment of the Westlawn neighborhood and to highlight the inspiring story of former HACM resident - and new homeowner - Alysia Mullins (shown above with HACM Secretary-Executive Director Tony Pérez). Alysia found housing stability at Westlawn in 2012 and used HACM programs to move to self-sufficiency
Members of the Westlawn Best Babies Zone (BBZ) coalition traveled to the national BBZ conference in Oakland, CA in January. BBZ is an innovative, multi-sector approach to reducing infant mortality and racial disparities in birth outcomes.
Last fall, Westlawn was selected as one of nine communities across the nation to receive best practice technical assistance from the BBZ team to improve birth and health outcomes by mobilizing communities to address the social determinan
On Tuesday, August 22, residents joined Mayor Tom Barrett, Alderman Cavalier Johnson, and Tiffany Henry from Senator Tammy Baldwin's office in the Mayor's 100 miles in 100 Days Challenge! The two-mile walk took residents from Westlawn Garden's Heritage Green to McGovern Park, helping to make a connection between two of the area's premier park spaces.
Prior to the walk, residents enjoyed a summer block party with live music by Larry Moore & Friends, food, and fun!
Join Mayor Tom Barrett on Tuesday, August 22 at 6:30 p.m. and take part in the 100 Miles in 100 Days Challenge! The walk will begin at Westlawn Gardens, located at 62nd Street and Custer Avenue. Prior to the walk, a block party will be held from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Westlawn Gardens. The block party will feature free music, food and fun for the whole family! #Neighborhood #Placemaking #MayorBarrett