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Mike D'Amato

Operations Manager


Mike served for three terms on the Milwaukee Common Council, leading the body as the chairman of committees related to zoning, economic development, public finance and intergovernmental relations. He is well-known for his expertise in local zoning and development matters, and has excellent knowledge in the processes of local government. His strength is in dealing with the deliberations of elected and appointed bodies, as well as licensing, permitting and regulations. At DAAR he oversees the day-to-day operations of the firm as it pertains to client and community relations, IT, Human Resources and our support staff.

Mike is a former board member of the Wisconsin Center District, the Milwaukee Public Library, the League of Wisconsin Municipalities, the Milwaukee 7 Regional Economic Development Advisory Council (representing Kenosha County) and the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District. He was a founding member of the Local Government Institute of Wisconsin.

Mike is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin, with majors in Political Science and International Relations. He has three adult children and continues to live on Milwaukee’s East Side in his former Aldermanic District with his wife Becky.

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