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Aldermanic District 5

My wife, Nancy, and I have lived in Franklin for 30 years. We have two children, three granddaughters, and a dog. During these years, we have watched our City transition from a rural community to a mix of green space, rural, residential, recreational, and commercial development. I wanted to give back to our community and to help be a part of the City’s future. That is when I volunteered to be an Election Poll Worker and then volunteered to serve on the Personnel Committee. After that, I volunteered to serve on the Civil Service Sub-Committee. Six years ago, I was elected as Franklin’s 5th District Alderman. This has given me the opportunity to participate in helping create what our City is now and what it is becoming. The experience of working with City staff and learning how all the pieces of city government work together has helped me to understand and resolve constituent concerns and issues within our District. My reward for serving as an Alderman is listening to my constituents, getting answers to questions, learning about, researching, and finding solutions to constituent concerns, working with City staff and being a part of what the City of Franklin is becoming.

My City Experience includes serving
as an Election Poll Worker
as a member on the Personnel Committee
as a member on the Civil Service Sub-Committee
as a member on the Economic Development Committee
as a member on the Quarry Monitoring Committee
as a member on the Board of Health
as a member of Volition Franklin
as a member of the Common Council

My Education includes 
BBA, University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee
MBA, Marquette University
Graduate of the Future Milwaukee Leadership Program, Marquette University
   also, served on the Future Milwaukee Board           
Graduate of the FBI Citizens Academy

My Work Experience includes
Harley-Davidson Motor Company as a dealer Business Management Representative (consultant)
Milwaukee County as the DHS Quality Assurance and Training Manager

My Military Service
US Navy, FTG3, USS Walker DD517, Vietnam War Veteran

My Community Involvement includes
Franklin Noon Lions Club, Franklin Historical Society, Cudworth American Legion, Vietnam Veterans Association, Wounded Warrior Project, Dry Hootch, FBI Citizens Academy Alumni Association and the Milwaukee Giving Circle Board


April 2022 thru April 2025 

Board & Commission Assignments:

Economic Development Commission, Board of Health, Personnel Committee, Quarry Monitoring Committee

Alderman Mike Barber, District 5
Alderman Mike Barber
Term thru April 2025
7931 S. 61st Street
Franklin, WI  53132

Phone:  414-427-7605

Aldermanic District 5 Map
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