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 organizations 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

Tom Erd – Resident

Brigid Jacobs – Resident


Lisa Proeber – Resident, President

Lynnea Katz-Petted Business Representative (Revitalize Milwaukee)

Joe Birdsall Resident, Quality of Life Chair

Deb Lampe-Revolinski – Resident

East Town Representatives

Eddie Sturkey – Interim Executive Director, East Town Association

Cindy Lindquist – Resident

Michael Sampson – Business Representative (The Hive)

Phil Sarol – Resident, Events & Outreach Chair


Taylor Korslin – Resident

Steven Michalowski – Resident

Windsor Wrolstad – Resident

Historic Third Ward Representatives

Jim Plaisted – Executive Director, Historic Third Ward Association

Paul Schwartz– Business Representative (Milwaukee Public Market)

Bethany Clark – Resident

Courtney Bennett – 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.