The Bay View Neighborhood Association operates through several committees, each comprised of a chairperson and a group of volunteers. Read below to learn about each committee and opportunities within each area. Please consider volunteering on one or more committees! Contact any Chair at 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:

  • Edit BVNA website content
  • Write press releases
  • Post updates on BVNA social media accounts
  • Assist with promotions, announcements, marketing
  • Design ads and posters
  • Photograph events and manage BVNA Flickr account

Communications Committee Chair: Zachary Staszewski


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:

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

Environment Committee Chair: Nichole Williams


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:

  • Meet to discuss current and future beautification projects
  • Organize and participating in community-wide clean-ups
  • Volunteer at Annual Plant Sale
  • Assist in starting a clean-up in area parks
  • Liasion to a park watch or park friends group
  • Assist with current improvement projects

Public Spaces Committee Chair: Josh Ehr


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.
  • Liasion 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.

Public Safety Committee Chair: Vacant


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

Opportunities include:

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

Membership Committee Chair: Emily Gullickson

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