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Bronzeville Advisory Committee 

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Clifton Crump

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Clifton Crump serves in the capacity of the Operations Manager. for the City of Milwaukee Fire and Police Commission. In that role he has managerial duties of staff as well as organizes and takes part in various community education and outreach events. Recruiting oversight and functionality are also key components of his assigned duties. Prior to his current role he served as Mayor Tom Barrett’s primary Liaison Officer to the Milwaukee Common Council. There he engaged in constituent relations, public education and outreach, accompanying the Mayor to various public events and working with a variety of City Departments on topics ranging from budgeting to staffing levels. Mr. Crump also has extensive experience working in the housing sector and zoning arena, having managed the City’s tax foreclosure housing portfolio and the Board of Zoning Appeals Office.

Dr. Eve M. Hall

Dr. Eve M. Hall serves as the President and CEO of the Milwaukee Urban League and a native of Milwaukee, with work experiences in Wisconsin, Florida, and Washington, D.C. Previously, she served as the President/CEO of the African American Chamber of Commerce of Milwaukee, where she led the renewal of the organization. 

Hall has been recognized by the Milwaukee Business Journal as a “Woman of Influence in 2013 and one of “16 Business Executives to Watch in 2016,” and a “Powerbroker” in 2017. In 2015, she was recognized as “Woman Executive of the Year,” by Biz Times for her work in reviving the chamber.  Madison 365 listed Hall as one of 35 “Most Influential Black Leaders” in 2017.  In 2018, Professional Dimensions presented her the “Sacagawea Award” for community leadership and contributions. Dr. Hall was also recognized by St. Francis Children’s Center with the “Leading Light Community Service Award” for her civic engagement and leadership in the community.

Dr. Hall earned a B.S. degree in educational psychology and an educational certification in learning disabilities from Florida A&M University, a M.S. in administrative leadership from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and a doctorate in educational leadership from Cardinal Stritch University. Dr. Hall is also a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated.

Known as a leader who builds and connects, Hall emphasizes excellence, professionalism, accountability, collaboration and communication. She is a sought-after presenter, using the skills she gained as a K-12 school teacher/facilitator and college/university instructor, to motivate and inspire others to make a difference.

Anthony D. Smith 

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Anthony D. Smith is an executive with the Marcus Performing Arts Center as the Director of Community Engagement and Inclusion. He is responsible for stewardship of the Marcus Center’s community engagement and inclusion activities, including strategic planning, audience development, communication, educational outreach, cultural programming, workforce development and customer service. Develop and maintaining collaborative relationships with key community organizations/leaders to build Marcus Center’s relationships in the community. Analyze the Center’s demographic data and formulate, conduce and compile market research. Oversee budgeting and usage cultural funds.

He is happily married to his wife, Wendy for 25 years and they have a wonderful 17-year-old son, Sean. God touched him at an early age to be an accomplished musician without ever learning a note. In 1996, God called him to preach, and he’s been lifting and glorifying the name of Jesus ever since.

LaShawndra Vernon

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LaShawndra Vernon is a creative entrepreneur focused on improving quality of life, creative place making and advocating for international human rights. She has over 15 years of in and out of school time education experience working as a special education paraprofessional and managing Milwaukee Summer Stars recreation sites in Milwaukee County parks and schools. Her work is focused on developing programs with an equity lens. LaShawndra’s mediation practice is informed by United Nations treaties and sustainability goals. She’s implemented several peer mediation programs in middle school settings to prevent youth violence and crime. She frequently serves as a convener building consensus towards improving community conditions. LaShawndra is a Collective Impact practitioner and credits her community building work to studying Asset Based Community Development early in her career. She has an extensive background in public health research, and community engagement. LaShawndra is a proud Public Allies Milwaukee Alum, class of 2001.

Theresa Garrison

Theresa Garrison has been a resident in the Bronzeville area for over 60 years. 

Rayhainio Boynes

Rayhainio Boynes was born and raised in St. Thomas U.S Virgin Islands. He moved to Milwaukee in 1998 and quickly made a name for himself in the music industry. He is very involved with Milwaukee's youth and the local community and has been a member of the Bronzeville committee since 2017. 

Rhonda Manuel