Historic King Drive BID 8
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Historic King Drive BID #8 Announces New Associate Director

Renée Lindner joins Historic King Drive BID #8 to support expansion of services

By - Jan 17th, 2023 10:00 am
Renée Lindner. Photo courtesy of the Historic King Drive BID #8.

Renée Lindner. Photo courtesy of the Historic King Drive BID #8.

Milwaukee – The Historic King Drive BID #8 today announced Renée Lindner as Associate Director, a newly created position that will support the continued evolution and expansion of services for the King Drive BID.

In her new role as Associate Director, Lindner will directly support Historic King Drive BID #8 Executive Director Raynetta “Ray” Hill by implementing the BID’s operating plan to achieve its annual goals. Lindner’s responsibilities will include; managing and promoting the BID 8 Loan Fund, implementing the Main Street Program, strengthening the Brew City Match partnership, leading the ThriveOn Collaboration Work Group, engaging with the King Drive and Greater Milwaukee communities to advance the organization’s mission, and representing the BID at meetings, conferences and luncheons.

“We are pleased to welcome Renée as our new Associate Director,” said Raynetta Hill, Executive Director of the Historic King Drive BID #8. “As we continue to evolve to better serve our members, Renée is uniquely well-positioned to support our continued innovation. With her extensive experience in business outreach and a dynamic leadership style, Renée will help us move King Drive forward.”

Prior to her new role, Lindner served Milwaukee-area nonprofits in leadership positions, including at the Wisconsin Women’s Business Initiative Corporation as Outreach Specialist and Kiva Capital Access Manager, and as Outreach Manager of the Burleigh Street Community Development Corporation. In these positions, Lindner established and maintained collaborative relationships with community partners and donors to support program services.

“I was drawn to the Historic King Drive BID #8’s rich history and impact, and now, I am excited to bring my passion for community development and advocacy to the organization,” shared Lindner. “I look forward to working alongside Ray, the Board and other committed stakeholders to continue the BID’s mission and vision for the future.”


Since its inception in 1992, the BID’s mission has been to improve the King Drive District by fostering a culture that enjoys a trendy and authentic retail experience while attracting businesses who embrace the commitment to hard work and strong character that the area was founded on. And so far, expectations have been exceeded. In the past 15 years there has been over $400 million of new development in the BID. BID members, partners, and the Harambee residential community work together to cultivate a thriving community. For more information on the Historic King Drive Bid #8, visit Historic King DriveBID. 

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