Board of Directors

Directors serve 3-year terms. After each election, the board of directors choose 4 officers (president, vice president, secretary, and treasurer) to serve a 1-year term. Contact the president if there is an issue you think the board needs to consider (the president makes all the agendas). Contact the vice president for questions about democratic process (eg, the president won’t put something on the agenda you think needs to be considered). Contact the secretary to nominate someone or with concerns about membership or records. Inquiries about caucuses should go to and everything else to


Current board of directors

Walter Wilson | President

Walter’ career in construction and architecture spans 50 years. He is a retired Milwaukee County Architect, where he oversaw the maintenance and construction of over 800 buildings of various sizes and types. He holds or has held professional licenses in five states and is one of the few Wisconsin-based Fellows in the American Institute of Architects bearing the title, FAIA. He is also a member of the National Organization of Minority Architects.

Danell Cross | Vice President

Danell is the founder/executive director of Metcalfe Park Community Bridges.

Nick Gamroth | Secretary

Nick is a software engineer working in the agriculture industry. He is a Milwaukee native who lived in different cities around the country for a decade. Since returning he’s be involved with different activist organizations in the area.

Shannon Boone | Treasurer

Shannon works at Layton Boulevard West Neighbors. She has studied urban planning and public affairs. She has worked as a general contractor and for the City of Milwaukee as a Housing Rehabilitation Specialist.

Bill Kopka

Bill is a Community Accountability Officer at Associated Bank. He has extensive experience supporting lending for affordable homeownership opportunities, including Habitat for Humanity. For 8 years, he led a team that underwrote mortgages for Community Land Trust loans.

Ross Eberlein

Ross is a real estate, construction, and public finance attorney at Dorsey & Whitney, LLP. he is also a project architect and managing partner for myVernacular Design Workshop. He is a past member of the distribution committee of the North Central WI Community Foundation.