Stephen Scaffidi served as the mayor of Oak Creek, Wisconsin from April. 2012 to March, 2017. He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, co-owner of Marketpoint Media, and is now the radio host of the Steve Scaffidi show in Milwaukee on 620WTMJ.
Four months after his election, a gunman killed six people at the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin, propelling Oak Creek into the national spotlight. He has worked since that time to communicate the values of diversity and tolerance toward others, and worked with the Former President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama on a number of initiatives related to a community’s response to incidents of hate and violence.
He is the founder of Oak Creek Cares, a donor-advised fund associated with the Greater Milwaukee Foundation, whose sole mission is to raise funds to promote programs which increase the safety and security of the community.