MHNA President’s Message

By Tory Kress

As the City of Festivals winds down another summer, I am hoping you all have been able to enjoy and appreciate all that our neighborhood offers during this busy season. With so many nearby opportunities to attend outdoor concerts, walk or bike along our trails, play at our parks and beaches, catch up with friends at beer gardens and sidewalk cafes, and meet new neighbors at garden tours, summer always reminds me of why I love our neighborhood.

With a new school year upon us again, we welcome UWM faculty, staff, and students back into our neighborhood. Summer activities may be slowing down, but here in Murray Hill, the pace picks up in fall! And while it’s wonderful to have the injection of new energy, there can be times when the revelry crosses a line causing neighbors to lose sleep or experience property damage or other serious issues. MHNA has always taken these matters very seriously and in an effort to support our residents, our board created a new, two-page guidance document that you will find included in this issue of the newsletter, and also available on our website at The document describes the collaborative process that has been developed over the past few years between residents, MPD, and UWM to address nighttime noise nuisance concerns.

Fall is also the season that brings us annual board elections! At our October meeting we will be electing the following board positions: president, secretary, and three directors. Are you interested in getting more involved in Murray Hill? Please reach out to me if you have interest in serving on our board or volunteering in another capacity. We are always on the lookout for newsletter delivery volunteers and for new ideas! I’d love to hear from you about your interest and talk with you about how you can get more involved in MHNA. As always, thank you for being part of our community and for your interest in keeping Murray Hill a wonderful place to live, work, and play.

—  September 2018  —