Meetings & Events

HWTN board meetings are held at 7:00 p.m. on the first Wednesday or the month in the Marcia Coles Community Room of the Lake Park Pavilion (lower level). We don't regularly meet in July, August or December. We do hold a holiday party every December.

HWTN Annual Meeting, Briefing on Proposed County and City Budgets Set for Wednesday Nov. 2

The proposed 2017 Milwaukee County and City of Milwaukee budgets will be presented by top officials at Historic Water Tower Neighborhood’s monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday Nov. 2, 2016.

Supervisor Sheldon Wasserman

Supervisor Sheldon Wasserman

Members also will be asked to vote on a slate of 2017 officers and trustees at HWTN’s annual meeting starting at 8:15 p.m. that evening.

Milwaukee County 3rd District Board Supervisor Sheldon A. Wasserman will discuss the proposed 2017 Milwaukee County budget. Discussion will include updates on the Historic Lake Park Concrete Footbridge. Wasserman was elected to the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors on April 5, 2016, to represent the residents of Milwaukee County’s 3rd District, which includes Milwaukee’s Eastside, the Village of Shorewood and the Village of Whitefish Bay.

Ald. Nik Kovac

Ald. Nik Kovac

City of Milwaukee 3rd District Alderman Nik Kovac will discuss the proposed 2017 City of Milwaukee budget. Ald. Kovac has been alderman for Milwaukee’s 3rd District, which includes the East Side, Riverwest and north Downtown neighborhoods, since April 2008. He serves as chair of the City Information Management Committee; Vice-Chair of the Milwaukee Arts Board; and a member of the Public Works Committee, Zoning, Neighborhoods and Development Committee; Library Board; and Deferred Compensation Board.

Members should watch their mail for the list of proposed 2017 officers and trustees.  All members are eligible to vote.

The meeting takes place in the Marcia Coles Community Room in Lake Park Pavilion, below Lake Park Bistro. Complimentary coffee and cookies provided by Lake Park Bistro will be available starting at 6:45 p.m. The meeting is free and open to the public.

Violence Prevention, Crime Update, Focus of HWTN Oct. 5 Meeting

City efforts to prevent violence, and an update from police on crime in our area will be the main topics for Historic Water Tower Neighborhood’s monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday Oct. 5, 2016.

Reggie Moore, director of the Milwaukee Office of Violence Prevention, will be our keynote speaker. Appointed by Mayor Tom Barrett in April 2016, Reggie leads the city’s efforts to assess, prevent, and decrease incidents of structural and community violence. The office takes a public health approach to violence by measuring what works, scaling effective practice and preventing the transmission of violence by addressing root causes.

Reggie Moore

Reggie Moore

Milwaukee Police Officer Thomas Kline will also give a brief update on crime incidents in our area.

The presentations will be followed by our monthly board meeting at 8:15 p.m.

Members and the general public are invited to attend the meeting, which takes place in the Marcia Coles Community Room of Lake Park Pavilion, beneath Lake Park Bistro. Attendees are welcome to arrive starting at 6:45 p.m. to socialize and for coffee and cookies courtesy of Lake Park Bistro.

According to Reggie’s biography:

Reggie Moore serves as Director of the Office of Violence Prevention located within the City of Milwaukee’s Health Department. Appointed by Mayor Tom Barrett in April 2016, Reggie leads the city’s efforts to assess, prevent, and decrease incidents of structural and community violence. In addition to the Homicide Review Commission, the Office of Violence Prevention supports efforts to address domestic violence, sexual assault, human trafficking, suicide, and gun violence prevention. The office takes a public health approach to violence by measuring what works, scaling effective practice and preventing the transmission of violence by addressing root causes.

Prior to joining the Milwaukee Health Department, Reggie served as the founding CEO of the Center for Youth Engagement (CYE). The Center serves as a catalyst for building and sustaining strategies to connect young people with quality opportunities to learn, lead, and develop. Its flagship initiative, Beyond the Bell is successfully improving the quality and coordination of youth serving agencies throughout Milwaukee. Prior to launching the Center for Youth Engagement in 2011,

Reggie served as Founding Executive Director of Urban Underground, a nationally recognized program that builds youth leadership through grassroots community organizing and civic engagement. He has also worked as national Director of Youth Activism for the American Legacy Foundation in Washington, DC and volunteers his time with several local and national organizations including the Milwaukee Public Schools Foundation and National Youth Alliance for Boys and Men of Color.

He is a proud father and Milwaukee native. Reggie has dedicated his life to being a servant leader and catalyst for social change.

Members-Only Home & Garden Party 7 p.m. Saturday Oct. 8

The HWTN Special Events Committee wants to help neighbors get to know each other. Remember when we all knew our neighbors? With such busy lives, neighbors rarely have time to get to know one another anymore…let alone socialize.

HWTN Members Mike & Emily Robertson have graciously offered to open their home, 2808 E. Kenwood Blvd., for the October Home & Garden Party at 7 p.m. Saturday Oct. 8, 2016.

l711ace44-m0xd-w640_h480_q80These parties are designed for people to stop by before and after other events to fit people’s busy schedules. Hope to see you there!

The parties are free but are open only to members. Each guest brings a dessert or appetizer, along with their own wine or beer and drink glasses.

No need to RSVP for this event, but please contact Andrew Brusky, the VP of our Special Events Committee, at rsvp@hwtn.org with any questions.

Want to attend but not a member yet? Join today! Info at http://hwtn.org/membership/

2017 HWTN Monthly Meeting Dates Set

The 2017 monthly meeting dates for HWTN have been set. The meetings will be held at 7 p.m. in the Marcia Coles Community Room of Lake Park Pavilion, below Lake Park Bistro, generally on the first Wednesday of each month.

image1Meetings generally include a Board of Trustees agenda and a guest speaker. Attendees are encouraged to arrive shortly before 7 p.m. for complimentary cookies at coffee, courtesy of Lake Park Bistro. The meetings are open to the public.

Below are the meeting dates. Note that no regular meetings take place July, August or December. A holiday party will occur in December, but a date has not yet been set.

 

 

The 2017 meeting dates are:

  • Jan. 11 (second Wednesday)
  • Feb. 1
  • March 1
  • April 5
  • May 3
  • June 7
  • Sept. 6
  • Oct. 4
  • Nov. 1

Lake Park’s Pokémon GO Activity and Historic Concrete Bridge Future to be Discussed with Top Officials Sept. 7

Pokémon GO activity in Lake Park and the future of the Historic Lake Park Concrete Footbridge will be the topics for a panel of top city and county officials at 7 p.m. Wednesday Sept. 7, 2016, at Lake Park’s Marcia Coles Community Room, beneath Lake Park Bistro.

The discussion, part of HWTN’s regular monthly meeting, will include a question-and-answer session.

Panelists include Milwaukee County Parks Director John Dargle, Jr.; Milwaukee County Parks Chief of Operations Guy Smith; Milwaukee County Parks Safety, Security & Training Manager John Nelson; County Supervisor Sheldon A. Wasserman, who represents our area; County Supervisor Jason Haas, the Chair of the County Board’s Parks, Energy & Environment Committee; Milwaukee County Officer of Corporation Counsel, Deputy Corporate Counsel Colleen Foley; Milwaukee County Executive’s Office Constituent Services Coordinator Carly Wilson; Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Deputy Inspector Tobie Weberg; Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Lieutenant Tricia Carlson; Milwaukee Police Department Captain Eric Moore, who runs the department’s First District, which includes our neighborhood;  Milwaukee Police Office Thomas Kline, District 1 Community Liaison Officer; and Milwaukee Alderman Nik Kovac, who represents our district.

sept meetingThis summer, Lake Park has been attracting hundreds of Pokémon GO players daily, generating numerous complaints from nearby residents. Search “Pokémon GO” and “Lake Park” for news stories about the issue.

Also, the county is considering the future of the deteriorating historic concrete footbridge over Ravine Road. Details are available here.

The meeting is free and open to the public. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., with complimentary coffee and cookies courtesy of Lake Park Bistro.