City efforts to prevent violence, and an update from police on crime in our area will be the main topics for Historic Water Tower Neighborhood’s monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday Oct. 5, 2016.
Reggie Moore, director of the Milwaukee Office of Violence Prevention, will be our keynote speaker. Appointed by Mayor Tom Barrett in April 2016, Reggie leads the city’s efforts to assess, prevent, and decrease incidents of structural and community violence. The office takes a public health approach to violence by measuring what works, scaling effective practice and preventing the transmission of violence by addressing root causes.
Milwaukee Police Officer Thomas Kline will also give a brief update on crime incidents in our area.
The presentations will be followed by our monthly board meeting at 8:15 p.m.
Members and the general public are invited to attend the meeting, which takes place in the Marcia Coles Community Room of Lake Park Pavilion, beneath Lake Park Bistro. Attendees are welcome to arrive starting at 6:45 p.m. to socialize and for coffee and cookies courtesy of Lake Park Bistro.
According to Reggie’s biography:
Reggie Moore serves as Director of the Office of Violence Prevention located within the City of Milwaukee’s Health Department. Appointed by Mayor Tom Barrett in April 2016, Reggie leads the city’s efforts to assess, prevent, and decrease incidents of structural and community violence. In addition to the Homicide Review Commission, the Office of Violence Prevention supports efforts to address domestic violence, sexual assault, human trafficking, suicide, and gun violence prevention. The office takes a public health approach to violence by measuring what works, scaling effective practice and preventing the transmission of violence by addressing root causes.
Prior to joining the Milwaukee Health Department, Reggie served as the founding CEO of the Center for Youth Engagement (CYE). The Center serves as a catalyst for building and sustaining strategies to connect young people with quality opportunities to learn, lead, and develop. Its flagship initiative, Beyond the Bell is successfully improving the quality and coordination of youth serving agencies throughout Milwaukee. Prior to launching the Center for Youth Engagement in 2011,
Reggie served as Founding Executive Director of Urban Underground, a nationally recognized program that builds youth leadership through grassroots community organizing and civic engagement. He has also worked as national Director of Youth Activism for the American Legacy Foundation in Washington, DC and volunteers his time with several local and national organizations including the Milwaukee Public Schools Foundation and National Youth Alliance for Boys and Men of Color.
He is a proud father and Milwaukee native. Reggie has dedicated his life to being a servant leader and catalyst for social change.