Clifton Crump Brings Management, Public Service Experience to Operations Manager Position
MILWAUKEE – On Monday, February 29, Common Council Liaison Clifton Crump transitioned to the City of Milwaukee Fire and Police Commission (FPC) as its new Operations Manager. Oscar Tovar, Staff Assistant to the Mayor, will replace Crump as the new common council liaison.
Crump will be responsible for enhancing understanding and communication between the policies and activities of the FPC and the public. His duties include coordinating the development and management of programs and services designed to improve community relations, creating a strategic plan to enhance public information and educational efforts of the commission, and coordinating community outreach tactics to raise awareness of police and fire policies and practices.
Crump began working in the Mayor’s Office in 2012 where he served as the primary liaison between the Milwaukee Common Council and Mayor Barrett, evaluated public policy matters related to proposed ordinances and resolutions, and engaged in constituent relations with community members throughout the City.
“Clifton brings professional expertise and a commitment to the residents of Milwaukee to his new position,” Mayor Barrett said. “He has served my administration well the past four years and I’m confident he will continue to have a positive impact on the FPC’s efforts.”
Crump will continue his involvement on various boards and committees including the Milwaukee Center for Independence, Bronzeville Advisory Committee, Continuum of Care Executive Board, and the Black Male Achievement Advisory Board.
Before beginning his four-year service in the Mayor’s Office, Crump spent four years working as a Project Manager for the Redevelopment Authority of the City of Milwaukee (RACM), where he assisted in increasing property sales of City-owned properties via improved ordinances, reconstructed billing policies that saved City resources and managed thousands of tax-foreclosed housing units and vacant lots.
“I am excited to welcome Clifton as part of the FPC team and even more excited that his new role will expand FPC outreach and education efforts,” said MaryNell Regan, Executive Director of the FPC. “Clifton brings valuable skills and relationships that are vital in moving new community involvement initiatives forward. Specifically, Clifton will create new public-private partnerships and provide a visible FPC presence to residents to promote access to and understanding of the FPC.”
A native of Milwaukee County, Crump is a graduate of Shorewood High School. He studied at UW-Milwaukee, where he received a bachelor’s degree in political science.