The DNA focuses on residents and residential concerns to bring a united force to downtown Milwaukee.

The Downtown Neighbors Association of Milwaukee, Inc. is a membership organization. There is no cost to join and downtown residents and business representatives in the three major districts – East Town, Westown, and the Historic Third Ward – are eligible to be members. As Business Improvement Districts, these three neighborhoods have been primarily focused on business.

Milwaukee Downtown, Bid #21 Representatives

Matt Dorner – Economic Development Director

Beth Weirick – Emeritus Director

Executive Committee

President – Tim Frautschi

Vice President – Michael Sullivan

Secretary – Cindy Lindquist

Treasurer – Stacie Callies

Westown Representatives

Stacie Callies – Executive Director, Westown Association

Tom Erd – Business Representative (The Spice House)

Brigid Jacobs – Resident

Claude Krawczyk – Resident

Lisa Proeber – Resident

Lynnea Katz-Petted – Resident

East Town Representatives

Emily McElwee – Executive Director, East Town Association

Nina Geromel – Business Representative

Cindy Linquist – Resident

Kelly Rodenkirk – Resident

Mary Voght – Resident

Elyise Brigman – Resident

Historic Third Ward Representatives

Jim Plaisted – Executive Director, Historic Third Ward Association

Paul Schwartz– Business Representative (Milwaukee Public Market)

Nico Bartolomeo – Resident

Danielle Coterel – Resident

Eric Paulsen – Resident

Tim Frautschi – Resident

Tony Silvia – Resident

Michael Sullivan– Resident



The Outreach Committee employs social media and traditional marketing to create and nurture relationships with downtown Milwaukee residents and businesses. They are also responsible for producing the newsletter.

Events and Promotions

The Events and Promotions Committee is responsible for organizing and executing fun and exciting events for downtown residents. They work with Milwaukee Downtown, East Town, Historic Third Ward and Westown to organize select DNA offerings at their events.

Quality of Life

The Quality of Life Committee deals with voicing suggestions to the Business Improvement Districts, the Alderman & other elected officials and the City. Additionally, they work with businesses to ensure a great experience for everyone.