“Our community is indebted to the sacrifices Chief Howell has made to bring a new vision for our community. It has been an honor to learn from his servant leadership as we strive to build a stronger Racine,” said Dr. Bryan Albrecht, President and CEO of Gateway Technical College.
“Art Howell has been one of the most, if not the most consequential and impactful Police Chief in the history of our city. He is of the community, grew up here, rose through the ranks and earned all of his advancements, sometimes in-spite of significant obstacles along the way. He has been a strategic implementer and leader of nationally recognized innovations, an inspiration to many across the community, an invaluable counselor to community leaders, and a voice and presence of calm and stability for the entire city in times of stress. Chief, thank you for blessing us all with your service to us! You will be dearly missed as Chief, but I am so grateful that you will occasionally lend your talents, time and passion to our community during your well-deserved retirement,” said Jeff Neubauer, Executive Director of Higher Expectations for Racine County.