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March Program Meeting: New Local Leaders Tackle New (and Old) Challenges
Thursday, March 18, 2021, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CDT
Category: Program Meetings

March Program Meeting: New Local Leaders Tackle New (And Old) Challenges
Led by David Crowley & Lafayette Crump
Date: Thursday, March 18
Time: Noon to 1 p.m.
Location: Zoom  


This past year has been one of upheaval across the private and public sector. A pandemic, racial unrest, persistent inequities and a severe economic downturn have touched everyone in the City and County of Milwaukee. At this program, we’ll meet two leaders facing these challenges head-on: Milwaukee County Executive David Crowley and Milwaukee Commissioner of City Development Lafayette Crump. They’ll share their goals, plans, vision and optimism for creating a more prosperous future for all stakeholders in the City and County.

About our Speakers: 
As a lifelong resident, David Crowley grew up in Milwaukee’s 53206 neighborhood and credits the youth organization Urban Underground for saving his life. David worked as a community organizer and as a legislative aide before he was elected in 2016 to serve Wisconsin’s 17th Assembly District in the Wisconsin State Legislature. David is a member of the ACLU, Milwaukee Urban League Young Professionals and the Milwaukee NAACP. He currently lives in Milwaukee with his wife, Ericka, and his three young daughters. David Crowley was elected to serve as Milwaukee County Executive on April 7, 2020 and was sworn on May 4, 2020.

Lafayette L. Crump, JD is the City of Milwaukee Commissioner of City Development. Born and raised in Milwaukee, Lafayette most recently served as Deputy Chief of Staff and Chief Diversity, Vendor and Engagement Officer for the Milwaukee 2020 Host Committee of the Democratic National Convention, where he ensured community involvement, the inclusion of local and diverse businesses, and corporate adherence to ethical, environmental, and employment and accessibility practices. Lafayette is the past Chair of the Board for Safe & Sound, a public-private nonprofit uniting residents, youth, law enforcement and community partners to build safe and empowered neighborhoods. He also serves on the boards of the Salvation Army, the Visit Milwaukee Diversity & Inclusion Advisory Committee and the Wauwatosa Equity and Inclusion Commission. Lafayette’s commitment to the community has been recognized via the Milwaukee Business Journal Forty Under 40 award, the Milwaukee Times Black Excellence Award, the University School of Milwaukee Alumni Service Award and The Foley & Lardner Lyndford Lardner Attorney Service Award. Lafayette is a graduate of Duke University and Duke University School of Law, where, collectively, he served on the Journal of Gender Law & Policy, the Harassment Grievance Board, the Moot Court Board, and was president of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. Lafayette has mentored and taught as a volunteer for Big Brothers, Big Sisters, Junior Achievement, the Milwaukee Black & Latino Male Mentor Program and other organizations committed to nurturing and empowering young people. Lafayette has three daughters: Kendra, Kayla and Alexa.

Register here.

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