By Jeff Sherman Staff Writer Published May 23, 2012 at 12:00 PM

Hundreds took the time to provide their ideas for names of a new vessel that helps clean area rivers and Lake Michigan. But only one could win the grand prize. was a proud presenter of the contest, and we're here to tell you that Jerome Vogedes of Milwaukee won the contest.

His winning name? Lynrd Skymmr.

This summer, Lynrd will clean up thousands of pounds of garbage, tree branches and logs helping to create a positive experience for tourists and residents who visit the the shops, restaurants, theaters, hotels and bars located on or near the water around Downtown Milwaukee.

Congrats, Jerome.

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.