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Natasha King Named Program Officer at Milwaukee LISC: Community Development Veteran Brings Diverse Skills to Non-Profit Organization

MILWAUKEE — Natasha L. King, who for the last nine years has worked in the city’s banking and community development industries, has joined the Milwaukee office of Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) as a program officer. King’s duties and responsibilities will involve working with local community development corporations (CDCs) as they strengthen their neighborhoods by building affordable housing, new businesses, schools, recreational facilities and childcare services. “We’re pleased to have someone of Natasha’s experience and maturity,” said Leo Ries, LISC’s program director in Milwaukee. “She knows the city well, is familiar with many CDCs and has a sterling professional background. She comes to LISC with a great attitude and with a deep commitment to make Milwaukee a better place for live for all of its residents.” LISC, the nation’s leading community development support organization, has had an office in Milwaukee since 1995. During that time, LISC has invested more than $4 million in the city’s underserved neighborhoods, resulting in 221 new houses and apartments, 44,400 new square feet of commercial space and 115,600 square feet of community facility space. King, 31, spent the previous eight years as a project monitor at the YMCA Community Development Corp working in the WAICO and Riverwest neighborhoods. King grew up and continues to live in the heart of Milwaukee’s central city. Riverwest Currents – Volume – Issue 4 – May 2002