Scaffidi Named 2016 Milwaukee Municipal Executive of the Year

The Milwaukee Business Journal has selected the owners of Sendik's Food Markets as its 2016 Executives of the Year and Oak Creek Mayor Steve Scaffidi as Municipal Executive of the Year for their key roles in continuing the economic development boom in southeastern Wisconsin. Title: Sendik's owners, Oak Creek mayor named Executives of the Year for 2016 Date: Dec 1, 2016, 3:27pm CST Author Credit: Mark Kass Photo Credit: Scott Paulus Excerpt: "Scaffidi has been just as active in Oak Cree...
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Mayor Scaffidi Featured in Milwaukee Magazine

Mayor Scaffidi was recently featured in the November Issue of Milwaukee Magazine Title: Golden Boy Author Credit: MATT HRODEY Date: November 21, 2016 Photo Credit: Jessi Paetzke Excerpt: "Steve Scaffidi is an energetic private-sector refugee whose jocular demeanor could have made him a beloved high school basketball coach but instead landed him as mayor of Oak Creek, where he’s proven that being the honorable leader of a small, suburban city is the best gig in politics. Bring a few ne...
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Protest and Patriotism -Sitting down for the National Anthem

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick made headlines last week with his decision to sit down during the playing of the national anthem before the Packers – 49ers preseason game. After the game, he explained his actions. "I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color," Kaepernick said. His actions reflect the tenuous balance between an individual's freedom of speech and the rights of an employer to regulate the behav...
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Feb 28 – Center for American Progress Discussion

CAP to Host Rep. Cicilline, Top Experts, for Discussion on Combination of Hate Crimes and Gun Violence Washington, D.C. — The Center for American Progress will host a conversation with U.S. Rep. David Cicilline (D-RI) and leading experts on the growing use of guns as the weapon of choice for hate criminals and violent extremists. The attack last summer on the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina, by a white supremacist who targeted the historic blac...
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March 20 – Mayor Scaffidi Speaking at Milwaukee Rep

On Sunday, March 20th, Oak Creek Mayor Steve Scaffidi will be speaking at the Milwaukee Rep's production of American Song in a post show discussion facilitated by the Frank Zeidler Center for Public Discussion. If you would like to attend this important community dialogue, the Rep has reserved blocks of tickets at a 65% off discount ($20 each). All you have to do is use promo code: ACTIVATE when purchasing tickets atwww.milwaukeerep.com to access the discounted ticket block. Hope to see you t...
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My Op Ed Response to the San Bernardino Shooting

I’ve had enough. Wednesday afternoon I was greeted by the news from San Bernardino, Calif., that at least 14 people were killed in another mass shooting incident, this time at a public facility. I’m tormented by the stark realization that as a nation that prides itself as the voice of justice and compassion to the rest of the world, we can’t go through a week’s news cycle without hearing about another mass shooting and innocent people losing their lives, often in the most violent and bruta...
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