Nikiya Dodd was born and raised in Milwaukee. Dodd and her husband Tony (Anthony, Sr.) purchased their home in the Nash Park neighborhood, four years ago. Their hope is to one day enroll their 3-year-old son in the Milwaukee German Immersion School, around the corner from their house.
“Tony and I love our neighborhood and are fortunate to raise our son in a community where neighbors feel safe to take their children for a walk, speak to one another, and look out for each other,” said Dodd.
As Alderwoman, I plan to strengthen neighborhoods by working together with neighbors to form a block watch or neighborhood association for the implementation of best practices to keeping communities safe and reduce crime. I will partner with the Milwaukee Police Department to develop strategies, such as freeing up sworn officers for street duty by backfilling office and non-essential police functions with civilian employees and increasing the use of Police Community Service Officers to improve police response time to non-emergency calls. I will work to promote innovative solutions to curb fast, erratic, and dangerous driving, such as expanding the use of red light running cameras, pushing for more proactive radar patrolling by law enforcement and working with neighbors on establishing residential speed humps, traffic controls, and stop signs in their neighborhoods. Furthermore, I will step up investments in high impact paving initiatives for improving the District’s roads.
“I will work hard to earn your trust in improving our neighborhoods, delivering efficient city services to all, and working together to keep our neighborhoods safe. That is my pledge to you,” said Dodd.
Dodd served in the Wisconsin State Legislature and Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors, with a track record of saving taxpayer’s millions of dollars. Dodd’s decision not to seek re-election to the State Senate was so that she could raise her young son while working closer to home. She currently works in the nonprofit sector as a Fundraising Professional. Her husband has worked in law enforcement for 20 years. Dodd graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee with a master’s degree in Administrative Leadership and a bachelor’s degree in Educational Policy and Community Studies.
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