Welcome to UEDA
Urban Economic Development Association (UEDA) of Wisconsin
1915 N. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Suite 260
Milwaukee, WI 53212
Phone: (414) 562-9904
UEDA is a membership organization that has been working with professionals, organizations and groups since 1997.
WHO IS UEDA?
UEDA is a membership association dedicated to the professional development of individuals and groups working in community and economic development in Wisconsin. As a 501(c)(3) organization, our mission is to enhance cities and their residents by focusing on housing, economic development and job creation.
UEDA was incorporated in 1997 by a cross-section of practitioners as a vehicle for developing professional expertise and networks among neighborhood organizations, businesses and economic development agencies serving Milwaukee’s urban community. For a brief history of UEDA, click here.
WHAT DOES UEDA DO?
We organize and facilitate collaboration among individuals, organizations and groups working in community and economic development.
We offer training and technical assistance to organizations to help build their capacity and better serve their clients.
We connect organizations and businesses to resources that assist in enhancing their operations and service capacity.
WHY SHOULD I BECOME A MEMBER?
Since 1997 UEDA has increased communication, coordination and collaboration between and among its Members, assisting them to elevate their work in an impactful way through a diverse network and access to best practices and model programs. Each year, our Members include nearly 200 individuals from over 65 nonprofits, businesses and government agencies.
Members have access to a number of benefits that keep them connected to a broad range of community and economic development resources such as annual and quarterly events, monthly newsletters and opportunities to promote their programs and activities. Learn more about the benefits of becoming a UEDA Member and consider joining the UEDA Community!
Executive Director: Kristi Luzar
Program & Communications Manager: Jessica Wetzel
Administrative Support: Julia O'Connor
Public Ally/Americorps: Katrina Hunt
UEDA BOARD OF DIRECTORSTodd Clausen, Rescue Dog Technology (President)
Barbara Markoff, Huntington Bank (Vice President)
Peter Richardson, Northwestern Mutual (Treasurer)
Dominique Samari, P3 Development Group (Secretary)
Steve Adams, Southeastern Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission
Christopher Boston, Lamb of God Missionary Baptist Church
Marlene Castillo, Johnson Bank
Mutope j. Johnson, Artist/Faculty at UW-Whitewater
Greg Lawless, University of Wisconsin-Extension
Stephan LeSure, Health Payment Solutions (hps)
Clarissa Mankus Ortiz, Northwestern Mutual
Jan Pierce, Jan Pierce S.C.