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Hello, I’m Mayor Cory Mason. Thank you for taking the time to visit the City of Racine’s website!
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Mayor's Office Staff:
Manager, Strategic Initiatives & Community Partnerships
Vicky is a City of Racine resident who joined Mayor Mason's team in March of 2019. Vicky is as public interest attorney with more than 25 years of Wisconsin experience in policy advocacy, systems-change, legal representation of individuals with low-incomes, and building partnerships.
Vicky's work for the City focuses on addressing longstanding disparities and inequities by scaling up programs that work, bringing resources to residents to meet pressing needs, collaborating with an array of community partners, and empowering marginalized residents. Vicky is
especially focused on designing and implementing evidence-based initiatives that help residents earn their high school credential, access post-secondary education and training, increase their financial resiliency, and become homeowners. Her responsibilities include serving as the Local Government
Manager for the
Racine Financial Empowerment Center (FEC) and overseeing the
GROW Racine initiatives. Vicky loves Racine's lakefront, especially North Beach, and will encourage anyone who'll listen to swim in Lake Michigan with her in the summer.
Youth Employment Officer
Kischa Buford is the City's new Youth Employment Officer for the City of Racine’s Mayor’s Office. Her role entails building a youth employment program that allows City of Racine residents ages 16-24 to gain experience and insight within City government. She has 10 years
of Recruiting, Community Relations and Workforce development experience working within the public and non-profit sectors.
Prior to taking this role, Kischa was the Recruiter for the City of Milwaukee’s Fire and Police Commission where she oversaw the recruitment, community relations and marketing campaigns for the Milwaukee Fire and Police Departments. Her main objective was to increase diversity and inclusive practices within the
recruitment and testing process as well as, educate the community on the importance of residency and community-serving positions.
Damian is a City of Racine resident and member of the City's Affirmative Action and Human Rights Commission. Damian has spent more than two decades at UW-Parkside serving in a variety of leadership roles, including most recently as Executive Director of Student Development and Engagement, and Assistant Dean of Students.
Damian brings to the role of Equity Officer extensive experience in diversity, equity, and inclusion work; facilitation, training, and community connections. Damian is focused on making sure the City prioritizes equity and inclusion throughout all City Departments and in the process of developing and have the Common
Council adopt the City’s first Workplace Equity Plan.
& Communications Fellow
Thanks to grant funding from Results for America, the Mayor's Office was able to create a part-time, limited-term Outreach & Communications Fellowship. Shayla Malone was hired and began her Fellowship in October 2021. Shayla is working with the Mayor's Office
and community partners to promote the YWCA Southeast Wisconsin's free 5.09 HSED program and the Racine Financial Empowerment Center (FEC), which the City runs in partnership with Housing Resources, Inc. Shayla is a lifelong Racine resident.
In addition to her Fellowship, Shayla is a full-time Transition Specialist at Gateway Technical College, and brings years of community connections to her work with the City. Shayla’s work is to help ensure city residents know about the resources and programs that are available
Krysta was born and raised in Racine and recently moved back to the City after graduating from UW-Green Bay. As Outreach Specialist, Krysta works with a number of the City’s Departments to assist in the promotion of City programs through community outreach and engagement.
Programs include YWCA SEW’s 5.09 HSED, WRTP/BIG STEP’s & YMCA’s First Choice Pre-Apprenticeship Programs, and the Financial Empowerment Center.
In her role in the Mayor’s office, Krysta hopes to open doors for those who with diverse backgrounds, whether racially/ethnically, or economically. She believes in bringing more chairs to the table to create room for more Racine youth and adults to not only identify their opportunities and challenges, but also help
ensure they have equitable access to seize the opportunities the City of Racine create to better support its residents.
posted on Wednesday, May 04, 2022.
Mayor Mason Invites Community to “Racine Bounces Back Events”
posted on Wednesday, March 23, 2022.
GROW Racine is the City of Racine's campaign to invest in our residents, their families, and their success.
posted on Sunday, March 29, 2020.
City of Racine Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates and Information
posted on Tuesday, May 14, 2019.
All City Departments will be closed Memorial Day.
posted on Thursday, April 11, 2019.
Mayor Mason and City Clerk introduce New web portal launched to make applying easier and more transparent.
posted on Tuesday, March 19, 2019.
Mayor Mason and Foxconn Partner on Smart City Initiatives
posted on Thursday, October 11, 2018.
Mayor Cory Mason presented his Budget Address to the Common Council. For more information click Read More.
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