Community Voices | Elmer Moore, Scale Up Milwaukee


Why did you sign up as a host for On the Table MKE?

We see On the Table MKE as a good excuse to interesting, challenging, and necessary conversation with a structured approached. Plus it’s a great reason to increase the size of our communities. I/we signed up for On the Table MKE because we believe in the power of community. Offering a safe and inspiring space to create a vision for our shared future is a privilege. On the Table MKE provides a structure and time to do it effectively.

How do you think On the Table MKE can benefit your organization?

Informed and diverse perspectives add immeasurably to the ability to lead and contribute to effective development. When we gain a better understanding of how our work indirectly impacts others, we can make better decisions on strategy and process. It means a lot to hear other stories; they bend and hone the way we talk about our work.

What topic do you plan on bringing to the table?

Our table will likely discuss our shared and distinct visions for Milwaukee’s future. With guests from academia, public and private sectors, natives and transplants, different incomes, and many racial and ethnic backgrounds, I’m interested to hear individuals envision their Milwaukee.

What actionable steps do you hope will come from this conversation?

Our conversation will conclude with each participant commitment to take action that supports their vision for Milwaukee future. It doesn’t matter if its big or small, participation and commitment are key.

What project(s) are you currently working on?

I work as executive director of Scale Up Milwaukee, an entrepreneurship ecosystem project uses growth to generate inclusive economic prosperity. As a part of the Greater Milwaukee Committee, I’m actively engaged in a number of activities/initiatives that are helping to make Milwaukee a better place to live, work, learn, play, and stay.