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HOME GR/OWN 2018-2020 Citywide Neighborhood Beautification Initiative (#NIBMKE)

In 2018 and 2019, Mayor Tom Barrett and the Milwaukee Common Council, created #NIBMKE, providing funding for numerous beautification, neighborhood branding, signage, greenscaping, trash cleanup and art projects across Milwaukee. The initiative began in 2018 and will continue through 2020.

The project is managed by the City's Environmental Collaboration Office's HOME GR/OWN inititiative.

Interested in applying for funding for a project in your neighborhood? Click here for an application.



A sample of #NIBMKE projects to date:

trash can RR Evelyn Terry vOv PARK
New trash cans across Milwaukee: Silver City, North Ave., Fond du Lac Ave., Center St. & more Resident creators of neighborhood signage: Here: Running Rebels and artist Evelyn Terry Renovation of the Victory over Violence Park on Dr. MLK Jr. Drive, near Center Street

See Victory over Violence Park from the sky!

Due to the dense tree canopy on the Park's south end, we shot some drone video in April, before the trees leafed out, so you can see the park interior.

park aerial

Watch video on YouTube



Tim McCollow
HOME GR/OWN Program Manager
(414) 286-3748


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NIBMKE Partners so far


  • Keep Greater Milwaukee Beautiful
  • CommonBond
  • Historic King Drive BID #8
  • Center Street BID
  • Running Rebels
  • Layton Boulevard West Neighbors
  • Milwaukee Christian Center
  • Morgandezine
  • Milwaukee Common Council
  • Walnut Way
  • Milwaukee Department of Public Works
  • Milwaukee Department of City Development
  • Social Development Commission
  • Sherman Phoenix
  • Groundwork Milwaukee
  • MSOE
  • WestCare
  • Havenwoods BID
  • Iglesia Dios
  • Blue Ribbon Organics