Mayor's Office

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Mayor's State of the City Message
State of the City (Delivered April 16, 2019)

Mayoral Duties

  • Appoint citizens and aldermen to city boards, commissions and committees
  • Assure that city ordinances and State laws are observed and enforced and that all city officers and employees perform their duties
  • Chair meetings of the Common Council, with ability to break a tie vote and veto
  • Chair meetings of the Plan Commission
  • Coordinate future municipal development and land use planning
  • Develop the city’s long-range strategic plans
  • Execute municipal obligations, contracts and conveyances
  • Exercise discretion and judgment
  • Exercise emergency powers as are necessary and expedience for the health, safety, welfare and good order of the city
  • Facilitate work of the Common Council
  • Head of the police and fire departments
  • May sit as ex officio member on boards, commissions and committees
  • Represent the city as chief advocate at municipal, county, state and federal levels
  • Represent the city at important ceremonial functions
  • Serve as an ombudsman for the citizenry and provide the primary day-to-day access for the citizens who want to contact their government
  • Serve as the Chief Executive Officer for the city
  • Serve as the chief spokesperson for the city
  • Serve on the Water Utility Commission
  • Supervise and direct the day-to-day operations of the city

Accolades for Waukesha

Waukesha is a progressive leader in providing a high quality of life at a conservative price.
  • In 2018, the National Council for Home Safety and Security ranked Waukesha as 26th safest City in Wisconsin.
  • In 2017, 24/7 Wall Street ranked the City of Waukesha as the most livable City in Wisconsin and #36 on the list of America's 50 best cities to live in. 
  • In 2017, WalletHub ranked Waukesha as the 10th Best Place to Raise a Family in Wisconsin. 
  • In 2012, Money Magazine ranked Waukesha as one of the "100 Best Places to Live" in the United States.
  • In 2011, the National Recreation and Park Association granted us their "Gold Medal Award" and the Wisconsin Library Association designated our Library the "Wisconsin Library of the Year."
  • In 2012 and 2011, America's Promise Alliance ranked Waukesha one of the "100 Best Communities for Young People."