Harbor District Staff




Lilith Fowler

Executive Director


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Lilith Fowler is the Executive Director of Harbor District, Inc., a new organization created to revitalize Milwaukee’s harbor and surrounding area.

Lilith’s career has focused on the intersection between business and community development.  As an undergraduate at Pomona College, she studied microenterprise programs for women in Kenya.  After college, she worked at a fair trade coffee company that helped small growers establish a brand for their coffees, then went on to earn an MBA at Georgetown University to gain a better understanding of how business practices could improve the effectiveness of non-profit work.  On moving to Milwaukee in 1999, she worked in economic development for the Walker’s Point Development Corporation, then joined Menomonee Valley Partners as its first executive director.  At MVP, she helped launch an award-winning redevelopment effort and led the creation of sustainable design guidelines.

Lilith currently serves as the Treasurer for Milwaukee Riverkeeper, on the finance committee of the American Civil Liberties Union of Wisconsin, and on the Citizen Advisory Council for the Milwaukee Estuary Area of Concern.  Past community service includes president of the Urban Economic Development Association of Wisconsin, vice chair of the Maryland Avenue Montessori School Fund, and founding chairperson of the Fondy Farm Feast.

In her decade as a stay-at-home mother of two, Lilith enjoyed having time for gardening and cooking, and  spearheaded the transformation of a 14,000 square foot school parking lot into a green playground.


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Dan Adams

Planning Director


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Dan works with a variety of partners to coordinate efforts with redeveloping the Harbor District, including the development of a Water and Land Use Plan for the district. Dan previously worked for Layton Boulevard West Neighbors, Inc. (LBWN), a non-profit community development organization serving 3 neighborhoods on Milwaukee’s near south side. While at LBWN, Dan spearheaded Quality of Life planning efforts as part of the Zilber Neighborhood Initiative, planning and implementing numerous community improvement projects over his 5 years at LBWN. Dan holds a master’s degree in Urban Planning from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and a bachelor’s degree in Geography from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Dan is a native Milwaukeean and excited to play a role in the revitalization of his hometown.



Molly McLaughlinMolly McLaughlin

Community Engagement Specialist


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Molly, a Milwaukee native and Ripon College graduate recently relocated back to Milwaukee from Milford, Pennsylvania, where she worked for 4 years at Grey Towers National Historic Site. While working at Grey Towers she developed a passion for the environment and strengthening communities through public programming. During her time in Milford, she worked to enhance the town’s landscape and help increase tourism. Returning to Milwaukee, Molly worked for the Arthritis Foundation planning two of their largest fundraising events in Milwaukee. But in her heart she wanted to help revitalize Milwaukee. She has always loved helping people from building homes in Mexico, Panama, Appalachian Mountains and doing reforestation in Costa Rica.

Molly has a degree in History and Anthropology and is excited to be a part of making history and enhancing the culture of the harbor through the work of Harbor District, Inc. Molly lives in Milwaukee with her husband, chihuahua and crazy cat.  She is also a member of Professional Dimensions in Milwaukee and the National Association of Professional Women.


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Water Projects Manager


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Lindsay is responsible for leading water-based projects in the district and coordinating those efforts with Harbor District partners. For the past two years, she has worked in graduate career services at the UW-Milwaukee School of Freshwater Sciences connecting graduate students to employers and professional opportunities in a variety of water fields. Lindsay holds an M.S. in Nonprofit Management, and a B.S. in Conservation and Environmental Sciences, both from UW-Milwaukee. During her graduate studies, Lindsay became interested in the redevelopment work of the Menomonee Valley Partners organization in Milwaukee, and she is excited to now be involved with similar work at Harbor District, Inc.

Active in the local water scene, Lindsay continues to work part-time at the School of Freshwater Sciences, and she currently serves on the Citizen Advisory Council for the Milwaukee Estuary Area of Concern. Lindsay lives in Milwaukee and enjoys spending her free time biking, hiking, and paddling. She looks forward to playing a role in the creation of waterfront that works for the citizens of Milwaukee, the economy, and the environment.


Personal del Harbor District


Lilith Fowler

Directora Ejecutiva



Lilith sirvió como la primera directora ejecutiva de Los Socios del Valle de Menomonee, donde ayudaba a lanzar una esfuerza de reurbanización exitosa y dirigió el desarrollo de unas guías para diseños sustentables. En su tiempo como una ama de casa crió dos niños, ella disfrutaba del tiempo que pasaba cocinando y cuidando de su jardín, e inició la transformación de un área de 14,000 pies cuadrados de estacionamiento en un parque de juegos ambientales. Actualmente, sirve como la tesorera para Milwaukee Riverkeeper y en el comité de financias para la Unión de las Libertades Civiles Americanos de Wisconsin. Lilith creció en San Francisco, tuvo un bachillerato en la Universidad de Pomona y un maestría de Administración de Empresas de la Universidad de Georgetown.



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Dan Adams

Director de Planificación



Dan trabaja con un variedad de socios para coordinar esfuerzos para reurbanizar el Distrito del Puerto, incluyendo el desarrollo de un Plan para el Uso de los Propietarios y el Agua para el distrito. Dan trabajó anteriormente para Layton Boulevard West Neighbors, Inc (LBWN), una organización sin fines de lucro para el desarrollo comunitario sirviendo a tres vecindarios en el lado sur de Milwaukee. Mientras Dan estuvo en LBWN, inició los esfuerzos de planificación para la Calidad de Vida con las Iniciativas del Barrios Zilber. Planificó e implementó varios proyectos de mejoramientos durante sus 5 años a LBWN. Dan obtuvo una bachillerato en la geografía de la Universidad de Wisconsin en Madison y una maestría en el Urbanismo de la Universidad de Wisconsin en Milwaukee. Dan es de Milwaukee y está muy entusiasmado en tener un rol en la revitalización de su ciudad natal.