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 four major districts – East Town, Westown, The Brewery and the Historic Third Ward – are eligible to be members. As Business Improvement Districts, these sponsors primarily serve businesses in their districts.

Milwaukee Downtown, BID #21 Representatives

Matt Dorner – Economic Development Director

Beth Weirick – Emeritus Director

Executive Committee

President – Lisa Proeber

Vice President – Paul Schwartz

Secretary – Cindy Lindquist

Treasurer – Stacie Callies

Westown Representatives

Stacie Callies – Executive Director, Westown Association

John Hennessy III – Business Representative (St. James Court Historic Apartments)

Joe Birdsall Resident, Quality of Life Chair

Tom Erd – Resident

Brigid Jacobs – Resident

Lynnea Katz-Petted Resident

Deb Lampe-Revolinski – Resident

Lisa Proeber – Resident, President

East Town Representatives

Eddie Sturkey – Interim Executive Director, East Town Association

Michael Sampson – Business Representative (The Hive)

Taylor Korslin – Resident

Cindy Lindquist – Resident

Steven Michalowski – Resident

Phil Sarol – Resident, Events & Outreach Chair

Windsor Wrolstad – Resident

Historic Third Ward Representatives

Jim Plaisted – Executive Director, Historic Third Ward Association

Paul Schwartz– Business Representative (Milwaukee Public Market)

Courtney Bennett – Resident

Bethany Clark – Resident

Tim Frautschi – Resident

Tony Silvia – Resident

Michael Sullivan– Resident

The Brewery NID Representatives

Erin Stenum – Manager, The Brewery Neighborhood Improvement District No. 1

Lisa Caesar – Business Representative (No Studios)

OPEN (5 positions) – Resident



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


The Events Committee is responsible for organizing and executing fun and exciting events for downtown residents. This group works with Milwaukee Downtown, East Town, Historic Third Ward, The Brewery 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, it works with businesses to ensure a great experience for everyone.