Get Involved

The KK BID strives to empower community members to make a difference

Whether if it’s by filling out a survey, volunteering on a committee, serving on the board, or sponsoring one of our events, it’s the active members of the Bay View Community who shape the KK BID and drive its activities. There are plenty of ways to get involved, and we’re so thankful for all of your support and guidance:

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The Board

The Kinnickinnic Business Improvement District is a 501(a), volunteer-run, nonprofit organization. Scheduled board meetings take place every month and are open to the public.

Current Board of Directors

Lee Barczak


Debbie Jeskie (pending)


John Toutenhoofd

Mary Ellen O’Donnell

Mary Jo McBurney

Mike Bodow

Interested in joining the Board?

Do you own commercial property and/or have a business on KK?
Do you have a passion for working with the community and for helping out your fellow local businesspersons?
Would you be willing to roll up your sleeves 2-3 hours each week to lead a committee and help shape the neighborhood you love for the better?

The KK BID board is completely volunteer operated. Meetings are once a month, and we’re looking for amazing people who are ready to work hard and make exciting things happen on KK.

Please email your resume to Lee Barczak and describe, in the body of your email, why you’d like to join the board; what positive skills and experiences are you ready to bring to the table, and what is your vision for what Bay View’s main commercial district should be?

Not sure if you’re in the BID? Click here to view our parcel map and to see our district boundaries. We look forward to hearing from you!

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Our Committees

Committees are chaired by KK BID Board Members and exist to make the pursuit of multiple projects more effective. Any Bay View community member–including but not limited to: residents, students, general employees of bay view businesses, businesses and property owners outside of the BID boundaries–may volunteer on any of the KK BID’s committees. Meetings are held on an as-needed basis.

Event Coordination

Chair, Mike Bodow
Responsible for coordinating BID-hosted community events, such as the Bay View Classic

Safety and Community

Chair, Mary Jo McBurney
Works with vendors and collaborates with local organizations, schools and District 6 MPD to strengthen the community and foster a safe environment


Chair, Mary Ellen O’Donnell
Guides and coordinates KK BID projects and initiatives involving physical and aesthetic enhancements along KK

Marketing and Communication

Chair, Lee Barczak
Promotes existing businesses and community events along KK via social media outlets, the KK BID website and the media; also tasked with keeping KK BID records and directories up to date and keeping the BID constituency and Bay View community informed about activities on KK

Visioning and Ideation

Chair, Lee Barczak
Tasked with educating and keeping the public informed about development within Bay View and providing a platform for discussion and guidance on the direction of development along Kinnickinnic Avenue
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Do you have a specific vision for what you think KK needs? Want to participate in the discussion?

KK Streetscape Survey
The KK BID Streetscape Committee is looking for your input! Please help guide our planning and project priorities for enhancing KK by taking the survey above.

Event Scheduling Survey
People are busy, and it’s hard to make it out to every event, meeting and info session you want to. Help us make it easier on you as we tailor our events by need and industry. The survey above is 5 questions long and will help us to make it more realistic for people to be able to attend the events we schedule.
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Lend a Hand


The KK BID is an entirely volunteer run organization

It’s through the hard work and dedication of our committees and board that we’re able to keep our projects moving forward. Interested in becoming a community volunteer? Please fill out the form below:

Create your own user feedback survey