With the upcoming departure of founding Executive Director Lilith Fowler, this spring, the Harbor District Board of Directors is seeking a new Executive Director.

The new ED will facilitate the development of a renewed, shared, and focused vision for the next phase of both the organization’s and the district’s life cycles, and lead the effort to deliver on this vision in partnership with a dedicated and hardworking staff. The position offers a unique opportunity to shape the transformation of an exciting and vital part of Milwaukee, with programs that impact neighboring communities, the environment, and our economy. 

The Mission

TO LEAD THE REVITALIZATION OF MILWAUKEE’S HARBOR DISTRICT BY CONNECTING PEOPLE TO PLACE, SUPPORTING A HEALTHY BUSINESS COMMUNITY, AND IMPROVING THE QUALITY OF OUR NATURAL ENVIRONMENT.

The Initiative

The Harbor District has been at the center of our region’s prosperity for hundreds of years – first as a rice marsh with plentiful fish and game, then as an economic hub that served industries throughout the state. Now, much of its land sits abandoned or in disrepair, its waterways are polluted – but its potential is immense.

The Harbor District Initiative brings together local, state, and federal government efforts, private sector interests, and community enthusiasm to transform this area into a vibrant and productive waterfront that strengthens our community and regional economy… a place where you might find a job, start a business, rent an apartment, go out to dinner, or go kayaking.

In partnership with the City of Milwaukee, two organizations are leading the way: the non-profit Harbor District, Inc., and Business Improvement District #51.

The Place

The Harbor District surrounds Milwaukee’s Inner Harbor – the place where our three rivers come together. Roughly, its boundaries are Pittsburgh Avenue, South First Street, Bay Street, and Lake Michigan.

What's Next

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