Lake Park Friends President Alice Wilson will share Lake Park’s origins and history, its status as a national historic landmark and the group’s 2015 initiatives at our next Historic Water Tower Neighborhood meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday March 4, 2015.
Alice will also discuss the Lake Park Youth Auxiliary launched last year and how young people are engaged in the care of the Park. And she’ll share details about the status of bridges and repair plans and answer other questions we might have.
Alice and her husband, Joe, have lived on the East Side since moving to Milwaukee in 1992. They live on the 2900 block of Summit Avenue with their three children. She graduated from Kenyon College with high honors in history. Most of her 30-year professional career has been advocating on behalf of nonprofit organizations, their missions, and the people they serve, as well as their funding sources. She has expertise in non-profit finance, accounting, endowments, and budget management.
Alice’s volunteer community work includes serving on governing boards, creating strategic plans, and coordinating special events. Currently, she serves as president of the Board of Directors of Lake Park Friends, on the development committee of the Charles Allis and Villa Terrace Decorative Arts Museums, as a Junior League Sustainer, and as a member of the Catholic East 2015 Gala Committee. Alice is also a HWTN member.
Also on our agenda is discussion of the foreclosure on Downer Avenue with Ald. Nik Kovac. Historic Water Tower Neighborhood and other East Side neighborhood organizations promoted a community meeting Feb. 4 at which city officials, including Ald Kovac, and the owner of foreclosed buildings on Downer Avenue, Joel Lee, discussed the state of this important commercial street in our area.
As always, our meetings take place in Lake Park’s Marcia Coles Community Room, beneath Bartolotta’s Lake Park Bistro. The meeting room’s entrance faces Lake Michigan. We begin at 7 p.m., but come a little early for cookies and coffee (courtesy of the Bistro).