Executive Director of Milwaukee's Fire and Police Commission leaving

NOW: Executive Director of Milwaukee’s Fire and Police Commission leaving

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- The search is on for a new executive director of Milwaukee's Fire and Police Commission. 

La Keisha Butler is leaving the role after less than a year, after being appointed to lead the Fire and Police Commission in May. 

On Wednesday, Common Council President Ashanti Hamilton confirmed she will be leaving this summer. Butler said she has no statement. 

"From my understanding, it was a family decision and they were moving," Ald. Hamilton said. 

Nominated by Mayor Tom Barrett, Butler was approved by the Common Council to lead the Fire and Police Commission after serving as director of the city's Intergovernmental Relations Division. 

"She's been doing an excellent job, especially in her communication with the council."

It will be up to the Common Council to approve the mayor's next nominee, but the city's employee relations director says her job hasn't been posted yet. 

"It was my understanding that they were looking at a few people. Maybe they had internally identified the person but that's a process that's on the administrative side."

The Common Council President says consistency is important to leading the Fire and Police Commission.

"Having somebody that understands what's supposed to happen and the outcomes that we’re measuring is extremely important in that position. So I’m hoping when we bring someone on they understand the kind of the longevity and the commitment that’s necessary."

CBS 58 reached out to the Mayor's office several times Wednesday and never heard back. 

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