By Jeff Sherman Staff Writer Published Apr 18, 2012 at 12:03 PM

We all know that Milwaukeeans work hard and play hard, and now Parade confirms it putting Brew City at No. 20 on its list of "America's Hardest Working Towns."

This latest ranking, a creative marketing tie-in from Parade and Total Cereal, was based on average hours worked per capita, willingness to work during personal time, number of dual income homes and local employment rate.

The top five cities were Columbia, Mo.; Hartford, Conn.; Norfolk, Va.; Bloomington, Ind., and Tuscaloosa, Ala.

Here's what had to say about Milwaukee.

20. Milwaukee, Wisconsin

"With the decline of manufacturing jobs in Wisconsin, Milwaukee residents have been hard at work over the last decade revitalizing their hometown, including the construction of the Milwaukee Riverwalk and Miller Park. Metro Milwaukee added 3,000 jobs to payrolls in February of this year alone. The city scored four points above the national average in sacrificing personal time for work and five times above the national average in agreeing with the statement, 'I must admit, I work most weekends.'"

Jeff Sherman Staff Writer

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.