Keith Stanley

2017 Nonprofit Excellence Awards


Nonprofit Executive of the Year

Keith Stanley

Executive director, Near West Side Partners Inc.


Keith Stanley grew up in the City of Milwaukee, and experienced firsthand many of the daily challenges faced by some members of the community.

As executive director of Near West Side Partners and Near West Side BID #10, he has been a driving force behind the efforts to revitalize the seven neighborhoods on the near west side of Milwaukee.

“I’m just the face of an organization with a lot of people behind it that is doing some really great work.”

— Keith Stanley, executive director, Near West Side Partners

Under Stanley’s leadership, NWSP has completed a strategic plan for these neighborhoods; led the expansion of BID #10 to include the near west side neighborhood, thus increasing resources available to enhance the community; established green space initiatives; and worked with partners to address problems, foster redevelopment and establish a Good Neighbor Designation to help identify high-quality residential options. He also helped launch the Near West Side small business competition, Rev-Up MKE, and the Near West Side Economic Development Challenge Fund, which is a three-year initiative that will create new opportunities for investment in economic development efforts on the Near West Side.

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