By Jeff Sherman Staff Writer Published Jul 28, 2011 at 4:27 PM

Kate Borders, executive director of the East Town Association, is leaving Milwaukee to take a similar position as president and CEO of PBID Partners of Downtown Fresno, a non-profit group with a similar mission of development, events and promotion.

Borders has run East Town for the past seven years, growing its signature events like Jazz in the Park, the East Town Farm Market, Bastille Days, last weekend's Firkin Festival and others. She's been a champion of several major Downtown issues and has helped spearhead a remodel of two signature Downtown parks.

Personally, Kate's a friend and simply a wonderful person. She's leaving Milwaukee not entirely for another job but, more importantly, to be closer to her family in California.

Borders starts her new job Sept. 15, and will help in the transition and selection of new director at East Town.

Jeff Sherman Staff Writer

A life-long and passionate community leader and Milwaukeean, Jeff Sherman is a co-founder of OnMilwaukee.

He grew up in Wauwatosa and graduated from Marquette University, as a Warrior. He holds an MBA from Cardinal Stritch University, and is the founding president of Young Professionals of Milwaukee (YPM)/Fuel Milwaukee.

Early in his career, Sherman was one of youngest members of the Greater Milwaukee Committee, and currently is involved in numerous civic and community groups - including board positions at The Wisconsin Center District, Wisconsin Club and Marcus Center for the Performing Arts.  He's honored to have been named to The Business Journal's "30 under 30" and Milwaukee Magazine's "35 under 35" lists.  

He owns a condo in Downtown and lives in greater Milwaukee with his wife Stephanie, his son, Jake, and daughter Pierce. He's a political, music, sports and news junkie and thinks, for what it's worth, that all new movies should be released in theaters, on demand, online and on DVD simultaneously.

He also thinks you should read OnMilwaukee each and every day.