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Percent of children among those tested 2013-2016 found to be lead-poisoned in Milwaukee County.

One in three were poisoned in census tract #64 (yellow). 38 surrounding tracts show greater than 20% poisoned.


Data: https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/epht/index.htm
Image Source: Ann Batiza

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Public Issues Forum - Friday, March 6, 2020

Lead Issues in Milwaukee – Spotlight on the North Side

Friday, March 6, 2020

Gathering at 12:30 p.m. - Program 1:00-3:00 p.m.
Johnson Controls United Way Volunteer Center, 200 W. Pleasant St., Milwaukee

Free and Open to the Public - No RSVP Required


This LWVMC public issues forum will bring together state, local, and community policy makers and leaders to focus attention and resources on the part of Milwaukee where data indicate the need is greatest.

Each panelist will indicate their priorities for the North Side and describe resources needed. Panelists will be questioned by a moderator, by each other and by the audience.


Elected officials and foundations are invited to attend to learn ways they might effectively use their clout and resources to address issues raised. The public, including those affected by lead, are encouraged to attend and participate. Coffee provided.


Brian Weaver - Wisconsin Dept. of Health Services - Lead Policy Advisor
Steve Elmore - Wisconsin DNR - Drinking Water and Groundwater Program Director
Ofelia Mondragon - Milwaukee Health Department - Home Environmental Health Manager
Dr. Heather Paradis - Children’s Wisconsin - Medical Director of Community Services
Jamie Ferschinger - 16th Street Community Health Centers - Director of Environmental Health
Karen Dettmer - Milwaukee Water Works - Superintendent
Helen Meier PhD MPH - UWM Zilber School of Public Health - Assistant Professor and lead researcher
Elisha Branch - Strong Baby Sanctuary Community - Organizer and aunt of affected child
Jeanne Hewitt - Renew Environmental Public Health Advocates
Dennis Jacobsen - COLE (Coalition On Lead Emergency)
Matt Stienstra - Hunger Task Force - Advocacy Campaign Manager
Tom Welcenbach - GTLO (Get The Lead Out Coalition) - GIS Professional
Conor Williams - Community Advocates Public Policy Institute - Economic Policy Analyst

Lead Issues Resources Page