About Us


President, Kevin Behl, Madison Medical Affiliates
Vice President, Kevin Kennedy, Northwestern Mutual
Secretary, William Bonifas, CB Richard Ellis
Treasurer, David Possin, Deloitte & Touche


Mark Diliberti, Foley & Lardner
Kristin Layeux, US Bank
Heidi Lofy, Marcus Center for the Performing Arts
Eva Roberson, WE Energies
Donna Rongholt-Migan, Cathedral Center
Steve Smith, Flannery's Bar & Restaurant
Tim Smith, InterContinental Milwaukee
Bryan Schauland, BMO Harris Bank
Ed Sturkey, RW Baird
Kirk Thode, Residential Representative
Mary Van Volkinburg, Associated Bank
Rachel Wezek, Ellingsen Brady Advertising


Executive Director, Kim Morris

Assistant Director, Emily Linn


The East Town Association was established in the early 1960's by a group of East Town merchants looking to spur the growth of the business community in downtown Milwaukee.

Officially incorporated in 1983, the Association has made great strides toward improving the health of the business community and creating a vital neighborhood for both corporations, retailers, restaurants, and service providers.
Today over 200 businesses and 100 individuals, who are members of East Town Association, believe in the economic growth and vitality of downtown Milwaukee.

The mission of East Town Association, Inc. is to use its events and programs to cultivate a vibrant community experience, enhancing the neighborhood image and appeal and preserving and celebrating our rich heritage.

The geographic boundaries of the East Town community include the area of downtown Milwaukee east of the river from Clybourn Street on the south and Ogden Avenue on the north, extending to Lake Michigan on the East. East Town Association is committed to making East Town a great place to live, work and play.

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The East Town Association was officially incorporated in 1983, although it began in the early 1960’s.

The first Bastille Days took place July 17 & 18 in 1982 and we celebrate the 30th anniversary in 2011. 

East Town Market celebrates 15 years in 2011 and over 80 vendors participate annually.

Jazz in the Park started in 1991, 21 years later we have over 8,000 weekly attendees.

The Storm the Bastille started in 1985.  Today, over 5000 runners and walkers participate.

November through May, check out the East Town Market at Discovery World on the 2nd Saturdays from 10am to 2pm. 

The first Bastille Days was located on Jefferson Street directly in front of George Watts & Son, today Bastille Days has four stages and occupies eight city blocks.

Beginning in 2009, we no longer allow guests to carry in their own alcoholic beverages to any of our events, including Jazz in the Park. Support these free events and buy a glass of wine!

Over 200 businesses and 100 individuals are members of the East Town Association, see why!

Did you know you can get your knives sharpened at the East Town Market?

EAST TOWN ASSOCIATION 825 N Jefferson St Milwaukee, WI 53202 414.271.1416 email: info@easttown.com
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