MILWAUKEE, Wis. – The Social Development Commission (SDC) Board of Commissioners welcomed its community elected commissioners. Two newly elected commissioners, and four re-elected commissioners, were sworn in by County Clerk Joseph J. Czarnezki at the May 19 meeting of the board. Each commissioner will serve a three-year term.
Elections for the six districts representing low-income Milwaukee County residents were held April 8, one in each of the districts.
The two new commissioners joining the board are:
Lelah J. Huntley, District 1 – Ms. Huntley is a season marketing and project management professional and is the owner of Lady Debonair, the first female-partnered promotion company in Milwaukee. Her skillset includes campaign management. She successfully managed Russell Stamper II’s campaigns for County Supervisor (2012) and his Aldermanic campaigns (2014, 2016).
George C. Matthews, District 2 – Mr. Matthews has had extensive involvement with SDC for several years serveing as a Technical Assistance Resource Person (TARP) in the area of veterans issues for the board and its committees. He serves as an advisor in the Military Education Support Office (MESO) at Milwaukee Area Technical College (MATC).
Commissioners who earned re-election are:
Monique Kelly, District 3 – Ms. Kelly is a lifetime resident of the city of Milwaukee. Throughout her life, she has been an active member of the community and has been highly involved in issue with a focus on generating positive change. Her work at the grassroots level has focused on issues including police and citizen reconciliation, human trafficking, missing persons, to name a few.
Vi Anna Jordan, District 4 – Ms. Jordan, a military veteran, has long been an advocate in the Milwaukee community championing the growth and development of youth, adults with employment challenges, and other matters facing members of our community living in poverty.
Alma Ramirez, District 5 – Ms. Ramirez is a lifelong resident of the southside of Milwaukee and is a graduate of Marquette University with a bachelor’s degree in Criminology and Law Studies. She has vast experience in directly providing services to members of the community afflicted by poverty, substance abuse, and mental illness. She currently serves as a Career Transition Specialist for the U.S. Department of Labor Job Corps Program.
Vincent Bobot, District 6 – Mr. Bobot is a practicing attorney and the owner of Bobot Law Office in Milwaukee. For 21 years, he served the Milwaukee Police Department and retired from the department with the rank of Lieutenant. He earned his law degree from Marquette University. Prior to beginning his practice, he worked as an Assistant City Attorney and a Municipal Court Judge, both in the City of Milwaukee.
For more than 50 years, the Social Development Commission has operated as the Community Action Agency for Milwaukee County. SDC serves as a planner, coordinator, and provider of human service programs for low-income individuals and families residing in Milwaukee County. The agency is an intergovernmental commission and is governed by a board of 18 citizens from Milwaukee County, each of whom hold the title of “Commissioner.” For more information on SDC’s programs and services, visit cr-sdc.org. Connect with us on Facebook www.Facebook.com/SDCMilwaukee and Twitter www.twitter.com/CRSDC.