Mayor Tom Taylor has been a Franklin resident for 29 years (since 1983). He was formerly an Alderman for Franklin's 5th District and he was elected the Common Council President. Mayor Taylor has won election to the office of Mayor three times and when his term expires, he will have served as Mayor for 9 years.
Mayor Taylor has been elected and re-elected five times by the mayors and village presidents of the municipalities of Milwaukee County to be the Chairman of their Milwaukee County Intergovernmental Cooperation Council. In this capacity, Mayor Taylor has been the chief negotiator for the municipalities regarding EMS/Paramedic contracts with Milwaukee County Government and has introduced many resolutions that were passed by this body.
Past City of Franklin accomplishments include serving in the capacity of Acting Mayor. He was elected and served as Chairman of the Finance Committee, Personnel Committee, Licensing Committee, and Public Safety Committee for the City.
He served as a member of the City of Franklin’s Waste Siting Committee, Economic Development Commission, Franklin Technology Commission, Facilities Needs Committee, Web Site Committee, and the City of Franklin’s Labor Negotiating Committee.
He served as a member of the Oversight Committee responsible for the Ticknor Report and the Franklin First Report for the City of Franklin, a comprehensive plan to shift the tax burden to more commercial properties through planned economic development.
Milwaukee County Executive David Schulz appointed him to the position of Acting Director of Human Resources for Milwaukee County and to the position of Assistant Director of the Milwaukee County Department of Labor Relations. Tom served on the Long-Term Strategic Planning Committee for Milwaukee County.
Tom also served as an Executive Board member of Milwaukee District Council 48, AFSCME that represented approximately 14,000 public employees and served as Vice President and Chief Steward of Local 882, AFSCME.
Mayor Taylor worked with directors or top administrators over a twenty-year period on reorganizational plans, management initiatives with the following Milwaukee County Departments: The Zoological Gardens, Parks and Recreation Department, Mitchell International Airport, Department on Aging, Circuit Court of Milwaukee County, Department of Public Works, Treasurer's Office, Sheriff’s Department, Mental Health Complex, Milwaukee County Museum, Department of Human Resources, Department of Administration, and almost every department of Milwaukee County.
April 2011 thru April 2014