Oscar Tovar, Treasurer

Oscar Tovar is currently a Staff Assistant to the Mayor of Milwaukee, Mayor Tom Barrett. Oscar develops and implements all aspects of public relations, community outreach and constituent services to ensure positive and effective liaison services between the Mayor’s office and the public. Oscar organizes, executes and advances public and private events and media press conferences for the Mayor and staffs and briefs the Mayor at scheduled events and meetings. He also serves as an Ambassador for the Mayor at community events in order to effectively represent the Mayor. As the only Hispanic in the Mayor’s office, Oscar serves as the Hispanic community advisor to Mayor Barrett on all concerns and issues that are affecting the Hispanic Community.

Prior to working for Mayor Barrett, Oscar was appointed by Governor Jim Doyle as the Southeastern Deputy Director for the Governor’s Milwaukee office. In this role, his office was responsible for overseeing the Southeastern part of the State covering seven of the largest counties in Wisconsin; Milwaukee, Racine, Kenosha, Walworth, Waukesha, Ozaukee and Washington counties. Oscar, the only Spanish speaking member of the Governor's staff, was the Hispanic advisor to the Governor and advised him of all issues within the Hispanic community throughout the State of Wisconsin.

A native of Milwaukee, Oscar attended Marquette University and has been very involved with volunteering in the community. He currently serves on the following organizations as a Board of Director: Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin, Wisconsin Community Services, Visit Milwaukee- Multicultural Committee and the Center for Driver's License Recovery & Employability Advisory Board. He is also a Commission Member for The Lynde and Harry Bradley Technology & Trades High School Commission.

Oscar also advises many different organizations throughout the City of Milwaukee: the Hmong American Peace Academy, LTD., Anti- Graffiti Policy Committee for the City of Milwaukee, UMOS W-2 Community Steering Committee, Boys & Girls Club- Don & Sallie Davis Club, Boys & Girls Club- Government Relations Committee and the Cultural, Artistic and Musical Program Advisory Committee for Milwaukee County.