Mayor & Common Council


  • 7 pm
  • City Administration Building  - 2424 15th Avenue
  • Common Council Chambers 
  • 1st and 3rd Tuesday of every month


The City of South Milwaukee is governed under a Mayor/Council format, with the Mayor and Alderpersons elected to 3-year terms.  The Mayor serves as the Chief Executive for the City. The Common Council, acting as the legislative branch of our municipal government, consists of eight Alderpersons, with two elected from each of four districts.  Our Mayor and Council members serve in a part-time capacity. The Council is tasked with appointing a full-time City Administrator to manage the day-to-day functions of the city.

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

View Most Recent Agendas and Minutes

Members of the Common Council

Mayor Jim Shelenske
Mayor Shelenske

Jim Shelenske Contact

David Bartoshevich
President/4th District

Alderperson David Bartoshevich

David Bartoshevich Contact

Brett Briesemeister
1st District 

Alderperson Brett Briesemeister

Brett Briesemeister Contact

Craig Maass
1st District

Alderperson Craig Maass

Craig Maass Contact

Ramon Navarro
2nd District 

Alderperson Ramon Navarro

Ramon Navarro Contact

Tim Backes

2nd District

Tim Backes

Tim Backes Contact

Joe Bukowski
3rd District

Alderperson Joseph Bukowski

Joe Bukowski Contact

Lisa Pieper
3rd District

Alderperson Lisa Pieper

Lisa Pieper Contact

Peggy Clark
District 4

Alderperson Peggy Clark

Peggy Clark Contact