Mayor's State of the City Message
- Appoint citizens and aldermen to city boards, commissions and committees
- Assure that city ordinances and State laws are observed and enforced and that all city officers and employees perform their duties
- Chair meetings of the Common Council, with ability to break a tie vote and veto
- Chair meetings of the Plan Commission
- Coordinate future municipal development and land use planning
- Develop the city’s long-range strategic plans
- Execute municipal obligations, contracts and conveyances
- Exercise discretion and judgment
- Exercise emergency powers as are necessary and expedience for the health, safety, welfare and good order of the city
- Facilitate work of the Common Council
- Head of the police and fire departments
- May sit as ex officio member on boards, commissions and committees
- Represent the city as chief advocate at municipal, county, state and federal levels
- Represent the city at important ceremonial functions
- Serve as an ombudsman for the citizenry and provide the primary day-to-day access for the citizens who want to contact their government
- Serve as the Chief Executive Officer for the city
- Serve as the chief spokesperson for the city
- Serve on the Water Utility Commission
- Supervise and direct the day-to-day operations of the city
Accolades for Waukesha
Waukesha is a progressive leader in providing a high quality of life at a conservative price.
- In 2018, the National Council for Home Safety and Security ranked Waukesha as 26th safest City in Wisconsin.
- In 2017, 24/7 Wall Street ranked the City of Waukesha as the most livable City in Wisconsin and #36 on the list of America's 50 best cities to live in.
- In 2017, WalletHub ranked Waukesha as the 10th Best Place to Raise a Family in Wisconsin.
- In 2012, Money Magazine ranked Waukesha as one of the "100 Best Places to Live" in the United States.
- In 2011, the National Recreation and Park Association granted us their "Gold Medal Award" and the Wisconsin Library Association designated our Library the "Wisconsin Library of the Year."
- In 2012 and 2011, America's Promise Alliance ranked Waukesha one of the "100 Best Communities for Young People."