Keith Stanley


Keith Stanley is 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. Since the organization’s formal launch in 2015, Stanley has played a critical role in the success of numerous achievements for the Near West Side, 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.
  • The expansion of BID #10 to include the entire Near West Side neighborhood, a 300% increase in resources to enhance the community.
  • 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.
  • The concerted effort to target problematic parcels across the neighborhood to provide sustainable solutions.

Stanley is also Executive Director of the Avenues West Association and the newly expanded Near West Side BID #10. Previously, he served as Program Manager of the SOHI Main Street Program and as Chief of Staff to then Common Council President Willie Hines.

Stanley holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Alabama State University. He was also named as a Milwaukee Business Journal 40 Under 40 winner for 2016.