Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett has nominated Amanda Avalos, who serves as senior civic engagement director for Leaders Igniting Transformation, to the City of Milwaukee Fire and Police Commission.
Avalos will go before the City of Milwaukee Public Safety and Health Committee on Tuesday, Dec. 8, and she will serve a five-year term if she receives Common Council approval.
As senior civic engagement director, Avalos is part of the civic engagement and politics team at Leaders Igniting Transformation (LIT), a Black and Brown-led independent nonprofit founded in 2017 that organizes young people to build independent political power for social, racial, and economic justice.
Since 2017, Avalos has served as vice-chair of the city’s Safety and Civic Commission, which provides recommendations and public education related to public safety and well-being, which can often involve the police department.
A native of Chicago, Avalos earned a bachelor of arts degree in social welfare and justice from Marquette University in 2013 and has an in-progress master’s degree in public health from UW-Milwaukee.