Reavey, Mahan retain positions
Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett announced that Mary Reavey, commissioner of assessments since 1999 and Steven Mahan, director of community block grants since 2002, will both retain their posts.
Prior to joining the city of Milwaukee, Reavey worked for the city and county of Kenosha. She also was a property appraiser for the city of Racine for 10 years.
Mahan has worked for the city since 1998, including a stint in the mayor’s office as a senior staff assistant. Prior to his employment with the city, he worked as deputy director/comptroller for Harambee Ombudsman Project.
Prevailing-wage online survey launched
Department of Workforce Development Secretary Roberta Gassman announced a new online survey for construction and trucking employers to use to help determine future prevailing-wage rates in Wisconsin.
Developed at the request of employers, the electronic survey will enable the department to more easily and accurately collect data on the employer’s county of location, trade or classification of employees, project type, hourly basic rate of pay, hourly fringe benefit rate and total hours worked per employee.
The data establishes prevailing hourly wages and fringe benefits, which will be effective Jan. 1, for trades commonly employed on five different or distinct types of public work projects.
The Web-based tool is available at www.dwd.state.wi.us/er/prevailing_wage_rate/pw_online_2.htm.
Diliberti to run for county treasurer
Former Milwaukee County Supervisor Dan Diliberti announced his candidacy for county treasurer.
During his time on the County Board, Diliberti authored an ordinance to establish a county hot line to protect whistleblowers who report on waste, fraud and abuse of county programs. He also authored a county ordinance requiring lobbyists to publicly register and report their efforts to influence county government.
Diliberti is running as a Democrat in the partisan race. The primary will be held Sept. 14, with the general election on Nov. 2.
The current treasurer, Dorothy Dean, is not seeking re-election.
Algiers leaves DCD early
Milwaukee Department of City Development Commissioner Pat Algiers and Deputy Commissioner Steve Jacquart will leave their posts on June 4.
After Mayor Tom Barrett was elected in April, Algiers said that she would not keep the job, but intended the stay in the office until the administration found a new commissioner. She decided to leave the job early because she is having surgery next week.
Barrett is moving Jacquart, who Algiers chose as her deputy, out of DCD to become the intergovernmental relations director with the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District.
Barrett has chosen DCD Development Center Manager Martha Brown to take over as deputy commissioner.