Bay View Neighborhood Association


The BVNA operates through several committees, each comprised of a chairperson and a group of volunteers. Read below to learn what each committee is responsible for and consider volunteering on one or more committees. Feel free to contact us for more information about how you can get involved.


This committee helps promote BVNA events and projects to encourage community participation and support. Committee members may be called on to interact with media and publications, resident groups, other partnering community organizations, churches, and supporting businesses in promoting BVNA activities.

Opportunities include:

  • Editing BVNA website content
  • Writing press releases
  • Posting updates on BVNA social media accounts
  • Assisting with promotions, announcements, marketing
  • Designing ads and posters
  • Photographing events and uploading to our Flickr site

Communications Committee Chair: Nicole Rouleau (acting) 


Members of this committee research and present information about environmental issues that are of concern and interest to our residents, such as transit, traffic, freeways, bicycle access, rivers, parking, bus lines, traffic lights, cross walks, recycling, and sustainability.

Opportunities include:

  • Hosting meetings to discuss goals, strategies and proposed budget for environmental and transportation-related projects
  • Conducting a resident surveys of parking and transportation issues in Bay View business corridor and residential areas
  • Organizing Kinnickinnic River Clean-ups and Beach Clean-ups

Environmental & Transportation Committee Chair: Franz Meyer


This committee researches landscaping, ecological, cultural, historical, art, and recreational resources and development, including, but not limited to parks and lots, boulevards, road-sides, sidewalks, and the river and lakefront. The goal is neighborhood improvement and beautification to enhance the neighborhood's physical environment. We recently began building better relationships with area MPS schools and will continue to collaborate and improve our neighborhood through civic projects.

Opportunities include:

  • Meeting to discuss current and future beautification projects
  • Organizing and participating in community-wide clean-ups
  • Volunteer at Annual Plant Sale
  • Assisting in starting a clean-up in area parks
  • Be a liaison to a park watch or park friends group
  • Assisting with current improvement projects

Public Spaces Committee Chair: Paul Mayeshiba


The at large board members can assist in other committees' activities, or seek to actively involve their own neighborhoods in the association.

At Large Board Members:

  • Mary Ellen Hermann


This committee creates a welcoming environment to the BVNA and brings value to membership.

Opportunities include:

  • Hosting quarterly meetings to review expansion goals and strategies of the committee, including membership drives at community events
  • Overseeing membership renewal notifications, process-related inquiries and reconciling quarterly reports with the treasurer
  • Maintaining the BVNA Business Member Directory and the Discount Card Participants web pages 
  • Managing the BVNA Discount Card Program including expansion, ordering cards prior to Chill and processing the annual mailer 
  • Developing business relationships with members and non-members

Membership Committee Chair: Leslie Mason  


Members of the public safety committee will facilitate and support neighborhood efforts to eliminate crime and drugs, create neighborhood cleanliness, property maintenance, neighborly harmony and goodwill, and care and pride in homes. Discuss resources, ideas and opportunities that make our neighborhood a great place to live.

Opportunities include:

- Organize Neighborhood Block Watches, encourage creation of new Block Watches.
- Act as liaison to Milwaukee Police Department District Six
- Attend crime analysis meetings and communicate crime trends to Bay View businesses and residents
- Organize a National Night Out event for 2015.

Disc 6 Meetings are held at St. Luke's Hospital (2900 W. Oklahoma Ave in the Auditorium) on the last Wednesday of each month at 6:30pm.  Free valet parking is available.

For more information contact the Community Liaison Officers Carlos Felix or Cheryl Wolf at (414) 935-7198

Public Safety Committee Chair: Nickie Rouleau


District Chairs often are the representatives of their districts and act as a liaison between their district and the BVNA. 

District Chairs:

  • District 1: 
  • District 2: Patty Pritchard Thompson
  • District 3: 
  • District 4: 
  • District 5: 
  • Chill on the Hill Liaison: 
  • Past President: Christopher Miller
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