Well City Milwaukee is successful because the right leaders are at the table, collaborating for positive outcomes on behalf of Milwaukee. The organizational structure of the effort includes and Executive Council, Advisory Board, and Core Teams.

Well City Milwaukee Founding Partners:


City of Milwaukee: Our Mayor and City Health Commissioner 

offer strong support and leadership in this effort to make our city healthier.


Greater Milwaukee Committee (GMC)
: A private sector civic organization whose mission is to make Milwaukee the best city to live, learn, work and play.  Their membership is comprised of business, labor, academic, philanthropic, nonprofit and civic leadership – believes that intelligent, active interest in public
affairs is the true measure of citizenship, and the foundation for community.




Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce (MMAC): For more than 150 years, the MMAC has been serving businesses as a private, not-for-profit organization, representing approximately 1,800 member businesses with 300,000 employees in the greater Milwaukee Area. Their mission is to improve metro Milwaukee as a place to invest capital, grow business and create jobs. Well City Milwaukee is outlined in the MMAC’s Annual Blueprint for economic prosperity.


The Wellness Council of Wisconsin:  The local affiliate of the Wellness Council of America, the nation’s premier organization for workplace wellness. The Wellness Council staff provide invaluable technical support and resources to employers working to earn their WELCOA Well Workplace accreditation awards.

                             The YMCA of Metropolitan Milwaukee:  The Y is the nation’s leading          nonprofit committed to strengthening communities through youth development,  healthy living and social responsibility.  As the “home” of Well City Milwaukee, they led the effort, including staffing, financial management, website hosting and other administrative tasks.

Please note: As of 2016, the Milwaukee YMCA is no longer the lead operator of  the Well City Milwaukee initiative. 



Lead partners: