Join SIOR-WI for a program on Milwaukee's history, recent developments and the booming activity in the Harbor District. Following the announcements of Komatsu, Mandel Group and Michels Corp. projects, Lilith Fowler and John Gurda will join us to provide perspective and insight on what's to come.
Registration - Suggested $25 Donation
All event proceeds go to funding for the SIOR Foundation
3:30 - 4:00: Registration
4:00 - 5:00: Program
5:00 - 6:00: Networking
About Lilith Fowler
Lilith Fowler is the Executive Director of Harbor District, Inc. Lilith’s career has focused on the intersection between business and community development, including work at a fair trade coffee company and the San Francisco Public Market. She served as the first executive director of Menomonee Valley Partners, where she helped launch an award-winning redevelopment effort. In 2017, she was recognized by the Milwaukee Business Journal as a “Woman of Influence.” She serves as the treasurer of Milwaukee Riverkeeper and has also served on the board of the American Civil Liberties Union of Wisconsin, the Urban Economic Development Association of Wisconsin, and the Maryland Avenue School Fund.
About John Gurda
John Gurda is a Milwaukee-born writer and historian who has been studying his hometown since 1972. He is the author of twenty-one books, including histories of Milwaukee-area neighborhoods, industries, and places of worship. Gurda’s most ambitious efforts are The Making of Milwaukee, the first full-length history of the community published since 1948; and Milwaukee: City of Neighborhoods, a geographic companion that has quickly become the standard work on grassroots Milwaukee. The Making of Milwaukee was the basis for an Emmy Award-winning documentary series that premiered on Milwaukee Public Television in 2006.