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Hear downtown experts share ideas for greater collaboration, growth and investment.

The Madison + Milwaukee Downtown Exchange


Monday, August 7, 2023 - 8:00 am - 9:00 am


Virtual Zoom Event


DMI and Milwaukee Downtown are excited to present a virtual event series, The Madison + Milwaukee Downtown Exchange. For this series, speakers from the two cities share ideas on how the regions can work together for greater collaboration, growth, and investment.


Downtown’s Quality of Life Initiatives

This Madison + Milwaukee Exchange will focus on the positive quality of life and public safety initiatives that are the foundation and fundamental to the great momentum that our respective downtown’s are experiencing. The virtual event will feature an overview on the proactive quality of life programs underway in Madison and Milwaukee. Exerts from each of Wisconsin’s largest cities charged with implementing these various programs will share their insights and the challenges and successes they are respectively seeing in each community.


  • Eric Collins-Dyke, Deputy Administrator, Supportive Housing​ and Homeless Services, Milwaukee County Housing Division
  • Michael Hanson, Central District Captain, Madison Police Department
  • Melinda Knuth, Violence Prevention Coordinator, Public Health Madison & Dane County
  • Kent Lovern, Chief Deputy District Attorney, Milwaukee County
  • Robert Thiel, District 1 Captain, Milwaukee Police Department
  • Beth Weirick, CEO, Milwaukee Downtown


This virtual event will take place on Zoom.



Monday, August 7, 2023
8:00 am - 9:00 am
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Virtual Zoom Event

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