Photo of Tim ScottNearby Nature Milwaukee is proud to announce that it has hired its first executive director, Timothy Scott Sr.  Tim has extensive experience in nonprofit, commercial, and governmental sectors in Milwaukee. Tim is excited to begin collaboration with other environmentally conscious organizations to advance Nearby Nature Milwaukee’s mission of supporting and celebrating environmentalism in communities of color.

His background in business management, fund development, and community service, as well as his ability to identify growth opportunities, will help shape the organization’s strategic vision. Mr. Scott’s strong community connections, experience in mentoring youth in green jobs, and dedication to creating a greener, safer, and more equitable Milwaukee make him a valuable asset to the organization.

As a lifelong Milwaukeean with a history of community service, Tim’s civic involvement includes serving on various boards and volunteering for organizations such as the Greaterperson paddling a kayakMilwaukee Foundation and the Salvation Army. His commitment to building strategies for violence prevention aligns with Nearby Nature Milwaukee’s goal of promoting a sustainable and inclusive environment for all residents.

Tim’s hiring is a great opportunity for Nearby Nature, especially since the organization recently obtained its own nonprofit status after being under the fiscal sponsorship of the Milwaukee Environmental Consortium for five years.

David Thomas, long-time project coordinator, says, “We are excited and gratified that Tim has accepted this challenge, to take what we’ve started and to build the organization to greater heights in coming years.”