As a membership organization Local First Milwaukee has a board of directors made up of volunteers from our member businesses. The board’s work is to guide the organization’s decisions in the areas of membership, communication, finance, and marketing. Elections are held annually to fill board seats and each member of the association has one vote to elect their representatives.

Julie Waterman, Indulgence Chocolatiers

Vice President

Russ Klisch, Lakefront Brewery

Kristin Brojanac, Brewery Credit Union

Troy Freund, Troy Freund Photography


Lyn Falk, Retailworks, Inc. 

Chris Gross, Brew City Boxes

Beth Handle, Milwaukee Kayak Company

Pam Mehnert, Outpost Natural Foods

Dan Nowak, Tall Guy and a Grill Catering

Angela Quigley, Married In Milwaukee


There are 2 seats on the Local First Board of Directors coming open in 2016. Elections will take place online between March 1 and March 22. Members may also vote in person at the Annual Meeting on March 22. Learn more about the candidates here: 


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