Great Choice: Katie Crosby Appointed As South Milwaukee’s New City Clerk

From the city’s press release

At the South Milwaukee Common Council meeting on May 16, 2023, Katie Crosby will be sworn-in as the City Clerk. Crosby has held various roles with the City since 2005, including positions in the Clerk’s office, Treasurer’s office, and the Police Department. She is currently serving as the Deputy City Clerk.

She holds a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice and forensic psychology and graduated from the Wisconsin Municipal Clerks and Treasurer’s Institute in 2019. In 2021, she was honored by the Milwaukee BizTimes as a Rising Star in Finance and Accounting.

Crosby will be the 16th person to hold the title of South Milwaukee City Clerk. D.J. Sweeney was first elected to the position in 1897. Starting in 2017, the Common Council converted the City Clerk role from elected to appointed by the City Administrator.

The City Clerk’s office is responsible for a variety of functions including, administering elections, assisting with the annual budget process, record keeping, clerical support for the elected officials and various boards and commissions, monitoring compliance with the Wisconsin open meetings and open records laws, alcohol beverage and miscellaneous business licensing, and implementing state statute and municipal code requirements.

I am a big fan of Katie’s, and a big fan of this hire. She really stepped up during my time as mayor, including leading the city’s social media efforts and in coordinating other initiatives beyond the normal scope of her previous job. This was especially crucial during the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic.

She has been a rising star for years. I’m happy to see others see that, too. Go, Katie!

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