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PURPOSE: The Vel R. Phillips Trailblazer Award Selection Committee is responsible for selecting recipients of the Vel R. Phillips Trailblazer Award, which recognizes City residents who best exemplify Vel R. Phillips’ legacy of social justice and civic accomplishment. The award is annual and is presented at the Girls' Day event held at City Hall. The committee may accept award nominations from any common council member, member of the public, or organization.

COMPOSITION: Seven members: One member of the Common Council appointed by the Common Council President, one member of the CIty of Milwaukee Youth Council appointed by the Common Council President, three additional members appointed by the Common Council President, and two members appointed by the Mayor. The Common Council President designates the chair and vice-chair. Appointments to this body require Common Council confirmation.

Members serve three-year terms.

A member who is not an elected official continues to serve after the completion of his or her term until reappointed or until a successor has been appointed.

CREATING AUTHORITY: Section 320-44, Milwaukee Code of Ordinances and #17149

SALARY: n/a

STAFFING: Joanna Polanco, Office of the City Clerk, 286-2366, jpolan@milwaukee.gov

LAST UPDATED: January 10, 2019