Milwaukee Press Club: Milwaukee Mayor Cavalier Johnson to cover Newsmaker Luncheon

MILWAUKEE — Mayor Cavalier Johnson will be the guest speaker at a press luncheon hosted by the Milwaukee Press Club on Thursday, June 2.

Johnson, the former Common Council speaker who became acting mayor of Milwaukee when Tom Barrett stepped down last December to become US ambassador to Luxembourg, was elected on April 5. He is the city’s first elected black mayor and will serve the final two years of Barrett’s term.

Johnson will take questions from a panel of reporters and the public at the luncheon, which will be moderated by Milwaukee Press Club President Corrinne Hess, a reporter for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. The event is scheduled from 11:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Newsroom Pub, 137 E. Wells St.

The Press Club’s Newsmaker Luncheons are funded by presenting sponsor Spectrum News 1 and supporting sponsor We Energies.

The Press Club’s Newsmaker Luncheons are held to shine a light on the people and issues that affect individuals and communities in Milwaukee and Wisconsin. The cost is $20 for MPC members, $25 for non-members, and $15 for students. Lunch is included. Registration and payment in advance are required and can be made online at Checks can be mailed to MPC at PO Box 176, North Prairie, WI 53153-0176. Cancellations will be accepted up to 48 hours in advance.

Please contact Joette Richards at the Milwaukee Press Club at [email protected]org for any questions or call 262-894-2224.

Special thanks to Safe House/Press Room Pub, home of the Milwaukee Press Club, for hosting the Newsmaker Luncheon series. Think of the Newsroom Pub for your next private party! MPC members can book a room free of charge. The Newsroom Pub offers FREE wireless internet service to complement the Safe House.