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February Program Meeting
Thursday, February 17, 2022, 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM CDT
Category: Program Meetings


Date: Thursday, February 17th, 2022
Time: 11:30 am to 1:30 pm

Location: In-Person at Italian Community Center OR Virtual 

Event Description: 
With a clearly-defined mission: “To lead the revitalization of this area by connecting people to place, supporting a healthy business community and improving the quality of our natural environment,” Milwaukee's Harbor 
District has undergone a huge transformation over the last few years and has much more on the horizon. 

The Harbor District has been at the center of our region’s prosperity for hundreds of years – first as a rice marsh with plentiful fish and game, then as an economic hub that served industries throughout the state. Now its potential is immense. The Harbor District Initiative brings together local, state, and federal government efforts, private sector interests, and community enthusiasm to transform this area into a vibrant and productive waterfront that strengthens our community and regional economy… a place where you might find a job, start a business, rent an apartment, go out to dinner, or go kayaking. Come learn about one of Milwaukee’s most fascinating revitalization initiatives from Lilith Fowler, Executive Director of Harbor District, Inc.

After a keynote presentation, Lilith will lead a conversation with Carol Mohr, Director of Human Resources with Komatsu. Carol has has been involved from the get-go with Komatsu's South Harbor project and has worked closely on the initial benchmarking Komatsu did with other companies on their new office designs, as well as the change management and communication for Komatsu employees as they have migrated from the old Komatsu facility on 44th and National to a new, modern office design. She will speak to many aspects of Komatsu's project since it was announced back in Sept. 2018.

About Our Speaker: 

As executive director of Harbor District, Inc., Lilith Fowler gets to draw on her passion for great urban environments. She enjoys the many puzzles that come with the two sides of her job: revitalizing a complicated and challenging district and building an organization from scratch. In her work, Lilith relies on the perspectives and communication skills she gained living and travelling in other cities and countries; the tools and frameworks garnered from a liberal arts education and an MBA; and the balance between patience and push that she strives to master as a mother. Her career has focused on the intersection of business, community, and environment, from helping Mexican farmer co-ops obtain organic certification, to building Milwaukee’s Menomonee Valley into a model for sustainable development. Lilith lives in a decommissioned firehouse on the east side of Milwaukee with her husband and two children.

Register Here.
TEMPO Members | No Charge
EWL Members, WAA Members & Guests | $35 (in-person) $10 (virtual)

Contact: TEMPO; [email protected] | (414) 301-6680