From updates on new projects in the parks to the latest news about county taxes and the budget, Patch readers can find out what's happening in Milwaukee County from our newest blogger: County Executive Chris Abele.
Abele, who has been county executive since 2011, will use his Patch blog to as another way to communicate with constituents. In his first blog post, he announced that the Wisconsin PGA is move its Junior Championship to Milwaukee County golf courses this summer — after 22 years in Madison.
"I'm excited to share the news of Milwaukee County, and Patch gives me a great opportunity to help spread the word to a wide audience," Abele said.
Over the past year, several key political figures have used Patch's blogging platform as a way to get their message out, including U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin, former U.S. Sen. Herb Kohl and former Gov. Tommy Thompson.
But you don't have to be a politician to start a blog on Patch. In fact, the Wisconsin Patch sites have more than Local Voices 600 bloggers who write about a variety of topics — from travel to technology to family life and more.
To get started with your blog, click on the "Want to Blog on Patch?" link in the Local Voices section of our home page or contact Community Editor Sarah Worthman.