Keith Stanley is the Executive Director of Near West Side Partners, Inc., where he's charged with spearheading the organization's efforts to revitalize Milwaukee's Near West Side neighborhoods and business district.
In his role, Keith keeps an eye on the horizon, always anticipating and preparing for changes in the dynamic and complex efforts of redeveloping the Near West Side. Since the organization's formal launch in 2015, Keith has played a critical role in the success of numerous achievements for the Near West Side. As the visionary leader he is committed to collaborating with individuals and organizations that have the best interest in mind for the residents and the businesses.
Under Keith's leadership the Near West Side has gained numerous success, including: the launch of PARC, a three-year, $2+million, anchor-funded initiative designed to support NWSP mission by promoting assets to transform the perception of the neighborhood and reducing crime to address the reality of the neighborhood's challenges.
Meanwhile, the expansion of the BID #10 has included the entire Near West Side neighborhood, a 300% increase in the resources to enhance the community. Keith has also played an important role in securing $800,000 in matching funds from Milwaukee County, bringing at least $1.6 Million in new investment as part of the NWS Economic Development Fund. This is a concentrated effort to target problematic parcels across the neighborhood to provide sustainable solutions.
Keith earned his bachelor's degree in business administration from Alabama State University. He was also named as a Milwaukee Business Journal 40 Under 40 winner in 2016.
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