Joe Davis, Sr.
Honorary Consul of South Africa, Wisconsin
Joe Davis, Sr. was elected to his first term as 2nd District Alderman during a special election on April 29, 2003 after having previously served on the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors. He won re-election to a full term during the spring general election on April 6, 2004 and was re-elected in 2008. Alderman Davis serves as chairman of the Common Council’s Community and Economic Development Committee and the Sister Cities Committee, Vice Chairman of the National League of Cities International Council, and serves on the Board of Directors of the National League of Cities spearheading efforts by the latter body to forge new international ties with cities across the globe, especially in Africa. Alderman Davis is the Honorary Consul for the Republic of South Africa for the State of Wisconsin. He is a graduate of Custer High School, Michigan State University/United Association Instructor Program and the State of Wisconsin Building Trades Apprenticeship Program. For nearly 27 years, he has been a member of the Steamfitters Local 601, has his credentials of a certified international instructor of the United Association, and a past member of the Milwaukee Joint Apprenticeship Committee of the Pipefitting Industry.