UEDA

Welcome to UEDA

Urban Economic Development Association (UEDA) of Wisconsin
2212 North Dr. Martin
Luther King Drive
Milwaukee, WI 53212
Phone: (414) 562-9904

 

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  ABOUT US

UEDA is a membership organization that has been working with professionals, organizations and groups since 1997. 

 

WHO IS UEDA?

UEDA is a membership association dedicated to the professional development of individuals and groups working in economic and community development in Wisconsin. As a 501(c)(3) organization, UEDA’s work has focused primarily on housing development, economic development and job creation with an emphasis on regional transportation, foreclosure mitigation, sustainable homeownership and regional food initiatives. 

UEDA was incorporated in 1997 by a cross-section of practitioners as a vehicle for developing professional expertise and networks among neighborhood organizations, businesses and economic development agencies serving Milwaukee’s urban community.
For a brief history of UEDA, click here.

WHAT DOES UEDA DO?

UEDA strives to increase communication, coordination and collaboration between and among its Members.  Since its inception UEDA has initiated, facilitated and managed a number of roundtables, coalitions and groups that have impacted communities throughout southeastern Wisconsin. 

We support our members at both strategic and operational levels and provide technical assistance and training to support organizational capacity building. By forging collaboratives and partnerships, we assist our members and partners to achieve mutually agreeable organizational and community goals. Learn more about Our Work, Events and Get Connected to specific programs or projects.

WHY SHOULD I BECOME A MEMBER?

Joining UEDA offers individuals and organizations the opportunity to participate in events and projects that help shape economic development policy for local communities throughout southeastern Wisconsin. Members have access to a number of benefits that keep them connected to a broad range of community and economic development resources such as annual and quarterly events, monthly newsletters and opportunities to promote their programs and activities. Learn more about the benefits of becoming a UEDA Member and consider joining the UEDA Community!

UEDA STAFF

Executive Director
William Johnson
Deputy Director/Programs
Kristi Luzar

Administrative Support:  Julia O'Connor

UEDA BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Shannon Whitworth, Mawicke & Goisman, S.C. (President)
Barbara Markoff, U.S. Bank (Vice President)
Gene Manazanet, PNC Bank (Treasurer)
Gary Goyke, Goyke & Associates (Secretary)
Steve Adams, Southeastern Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission
Christopher Boston, LISC-Milwaukee

Marlene Castillo, BMO-Harris Bank         
Todd Clausen, Nonprofit Center of Milwaukee
Elizabeth Hummitzsch, Mueller Communications, Inc.
Supervisor Willie Johnson, Jr., Milwaukee County

Greg Lawless, University of Wisconsin-Extension
Clarissa Mankus, Northwestern Mutual

Una Van Duvall, UEDA Member