Hats of to a new "Mke" project that will be a wonderful and significant entry feature to Milwaukee's airport.
In 2012, the Wisconsin Department of Transportation will reconstruct the Airport Spur (State Highway 119). The project will include new lanes, signage, lighting, landscaping and, thus, a greatly improved entrance way to our airport. Also, all roadway signage will be improved and updated.
And, to their credit, Mitchell International officials are including a roadway capital project in the median. The letters "Mke" will be shine and become a welcoming "hello" to those entering Milwaukee County's General Mitchell International Airport.
The state is funding the improvements to the Airport Spur and airport funds are being provided for the art work at a cost of $350,000.00. There's no tax levy impact, and it truly adds a welcoming, progressive and funky message to everyone coming to our already easy to use, clean and modern airport.
A life-long and passionate community leader and Milwaukeean, Jeff Sherman is a co-founder of OnMilwaukee.
He grew up in Wauwatosa and graduated from Marquette University, as a Warrior. He holds an MBA from Cardinal Stritch University, and is the founding president of Young Professionals of Milwaukee (YPM)/Fuel Milwaukee.
Early in his career, Sherman was one of youngest members of the Greater Milwaukee Committee, and currently is involved in numerous civic and community groups - including board positions at The Wisconsin Center District, Wisconsin Club and Marcus Center for the Performing Arts. He's honored to have been named to The Business Journal's "30 under 30" and Milwaukee Magazine's "35 under 35" lists.
He owns a condo in Downtown and lives in greater Milwaukee with his wife Stephanie, his son, Jake, and daughter Pierce. He's a political, music, sports and news junkie and thinks, for what it's worth, that all new movies should be released in theaters, on demand, online and on DVD simultaneously.
He also thinks you should read OnMilwaukee each and every day.