Governance

In 2013, the City of Kenosha Common Council adopted the Southport Park Master Plan (SPMP) which recommended the creation of a private sector partner to assist the City with the development and implementation of the plan’s envisioned goals.

The Southport Park Association (SPA) was established by community volunteers in 2014 in response to that recommendation, as a 501© (3) non-profit corporation.The Board of Directors (BOD) organized Bylaws, Policies and Procedures for 501 © (3) compliance, and a committee structure for accomplishing the goals set forth in the SPMP.

In keeping with the vision set forth in the SPMP, the SPA Board of Directors (BOD) formulated an initial Strategic Plan for the implementation of improvements to the Southport Beach House and the Southport Park. The BOD identified challenges and opportunities which would be significant factors in realizing the envisioned goals of the SPMP and adopted an initial Strategic Plan.

In 2017 the BOD entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the City of Kenosha in order to establish an effective partnership for design, planning, and budgeting of public improvements to the Southport Park and Beach House.

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STRATEGIC PLAN
MOU WITH CITY OF KENOSHA

2020 Southport Park Association Board of Directors

Susan Andrea-Schlenker President, Chair Fund Development Committee
Michael Foster Vice President, Building and Grounds Committee
Nathan Meyer Treasurer
Jean Bourque Secretary
Leslie McPeek Events Committee
Dan Hitzemen Building and Grounds Committee
Michell Trottier Fund Development Committee
Lydia Spottswood Chair Building and Grounds Committee

We are indebted to Susan Andrea-Schlenker, Linda J. Sarli, Jeffrey A. Smith, Terry Schlenker, Kathryn Andrea, and David Andrea; who graciously served as the founding Southport Park Association Board of Directors, for their vision and perseverance. We are also grateful for the leadership of former Board Members.

2020 Southport Park Association Board of Directors

Susan Andrea-Schlenker President, Chair Fund Development Committee

Michael Foster Vice President, Building and Grounds Committee

Nathan Meyer Treasurer

Jean Bourque Secretary

Leslie McPeek Events Committee

Dan Hitzemen Building and Grounds Committee

Michell Trottier Fund Development Committee

Lydia Spottswood Chair Building and Grounds Committee

We are indebted to Susan Andrea-Schlenker, Linda J. Sarli, Jeffrey A. Smith, Terry Schlenker, Kathryn Andrea, and David Andrea; who graciously served as the founding Southport Park Association Board of Directors, for their vision and perseverance. We are also grateful for the leadership of former Board Members.