Quality of Life
I strongly support our Police Department and Fire Department in making the City of Brookfield a safe community. During my tenure, we have added personnel to both departments. Our Police Department does an excellent job protecting our City and providing back up support to neighboring communities. Our Fire Department not only handles fires, but also provides emergency medical and rescue services. Firefighters hired in recent years must be licensed paramedics reflecting the fact that most calls today are for emergency medical services.
During my time as Mayor, Brookfield has experienced record, high quality commercial and residential development. Our extensive commercial development has provided increased employment opportunities, more goods and services available to our residents, and added to our tax base. While Brookfield ranks 16th in population in Wisconsin, it ranks 4th in equalized value – trailing only that of Milwaukee, Madison and Kenosha. Also, our tax rate is one of the lowest in the region for a full service municipality.
Quality of Life
In addition to having an excellent public school system, as well as excellent private schools, Brookfield has many amenities which make it the “community of choice” in the metropolitan area. In recent years, Brookfield has welcomed the first Lifetime Fitness in Wisconsin, the City has developed the Brookfield Conference Center, and also developed the award-winning Hidden Lake Park. Brookfield often ranks near the top in national surveys of Best Mid-Size Cities, and is usually at the top of Wisconsin surveys of such cities.