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(Milwaukee, WI) – Commissioners of the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District (MMSD) today elected former state lawmaker Jeff Stone as Chair of the MMSD Commission for 2024 and Business Agent Local 113 John Swan III as Vice Chair.
MMSD’s Commission consists of eleven members that establish and enforce MMSD's policy. Seven members are appointed by the mayor of the City of Milwaukee (subject to Common Council confirmation). At least three members must be elected officials, and each of the seven members must have their principal residence in the City of Milwaukee.
Four Commission members are appointed by the Executive Council of the Intergovernmental Cooperation Council (ICC), which is composed of the mayors and village presidents of the Milwaukee County suburban municipalities (excluding South Milwaukee). At least three of these appointees must be elected officials, and each of the four members must have their principal residence within the MMMSD service area but outside of the City of Milwaukee.
Jeff Stone is currently a Senior Consultant at Kapur & Associates Consulting Engineers with a broad range of experience in both public and private sector roles in the region and state. That includes nearly 20 years of service in elected office at the state and local levels, where he served for more than 15 years as State Representative for the southwest Milwaukee County area.
During his tenure in the legislature, Stone served for six years on the Joint Finance Committee, as well as chairing the Transportation, Small Business, Health, and Highway Safety Committees. He also served as Alderman, Finance Chair, and Common Council President for the City of Greenfield. Stone served as water utility regulator with the Wisconsin Public Service Commission, with rate and construction oversight responsibilities for all of the nearly 600 water utilities in Wisconsin.
Boards served include: Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation, Wisconsin Center District, UW Hospital and Clinics, Milwaukee County Historical Society, Wastecap Wisconsin, Local Initiatives Support Corporation, UW Population Health Institute, and the Wisconsin Policy Forum.
John Swan III was born and raised in Milwaukee, WI, and graduated from John Marshall High School. In 1997, Swan became a member of the Laborers International Union of North America, Local No. 113, working as a Labor Apprentice. He’s been an active member for nearly 26 years, currently serving as Secretary-Treasurer and Business Agent, as well as a representative on several boards within the organization.
Swan worked in the field on several major projects, including Miller Park, the Pleasant Prairie Power Plant, and the Oak Creek Power Plant.
Swan has worked with Bradley Tech High School and Barack Obama High School to mentor students in the skilled construction trades industry.
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