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John W. Daniels featured in article “Attorney and Civic Leader on Moving Milwaukee Forward”


Below is an excerpt:

There are some people who how to makes things happen and John Daniels is definitely someone who can do that in Milwaukee. The chairman emeritus of Quarles & Brady, board chair of Aurora Health Care, former chair of the Greater Milwaukee Foundation and outgoing chair of the Greater Milwaukee Committee (GMC) is known as someone who can bring people together despite their differences and work out an agreement in which everyone feels they got a fair deal. Currently, Daniels is working on revitalizing Downtown Milwaukee because he believes a city cannot survive if its downtown fails. As one of his final acts as chair of the GMC, he created a broad- based task force that will work to ensure that the city will prosper and thrive in the coming decades.

Education is also close to Daniels’ heart. He’s committed to closing the achievement gap between the city’s white and minority students and raising student performance overall. To that end, he champions Milwaukee Succeeds, which targets third- grade reading proficiency, as well as novel ways to attract and retain new teachers, such as by developing teacher housing in the Dover Street School in Bay View.