NPC Board

The Northside Planning Council is fortunate to have a Board composed of dedicated and passionate residents and community leaders.  These Northside volunteers bring a wide range of diverse talents, and each possesses a unique professional background and skill set, and they graciously apply these capabilities to improving their neighborhood. The NPC Board of Directors meet at the Warner Park Community Recreation Center on the 3rd Wednesday of each month from 6 to 8 PM. To reach any Board member, please contact the NPC Executive Director.



jim-for-webJim Krueger Jim Krueger is a native of Madison. He has worked for the North/Eastside Senior Coalition  since 2008, currently serving as Executive Director, and previously worked at PICADA when it was located on Fordem Avenue. He and his wife Lisa live in Sun Prairie but Jim enjoys spending the majority of his waking hours on the northside. Jim especially admires the passion and pride displayed by Northsiders. His interest in the NPC is to build upon collaborative efforts among local businesses to provide high quality services and opportunities for all northside residents. Jim has a BA in Social Welfare from UW Madison.


Steve Reese, Vice Chair Originally from Pennsylvania, Steve has lived in Madison since 1992 and the Northside since 1996. He and his partner Melinda live in the Cherokee condos along with their two cocker spaniels, Fancy & Coco. He has been a gardener in the Troy Community Gardens since 2004 and enjoys playing golf. While his background is in Marketing and Product Development, he is currently a Realtor. He hopes to combine his old and new career to help NPC showcase the Northside as a great place to live and do business.


Nikki Sanders

Nikki Sanders, Chair Nikki Sanders is proud to have grown up on the Northside. She is a member of the East Bluff Homeowners’ Association and serves on the Warner Park Community Recreation Center Advisory Committee.  She enjoys being on the NPC Board and being involved with people who really desire to see the Northside improved. What Nikki loves about the Northside: “If the Northside doesn’t have it, I don’t need it!” She loves the diversity of the community and the neighborhood pride. The hopes Nikki has for the Northside’s future and her involvement at NPC: “I’d love to think of various ways the youth of the community can get their voices heard, and hear their ideas for improving the Northside.”

Walter Stewart A resident of Maple Bluff since 1990, Walt has been active as a Board member of many non-profit organizations.  His law firm focuses on individuals, families and small businesses, providing services in real estate law, estate planning, and business organization.  Walt has served on the Village of Maple Bluff’s Committee on Parks & Recreation since 1991, and he is now looking at serving the broader Northside community.


Nancy Stillwell, Secretary   Originally from Minnesota, with stops in Eau Claire and Green Bay, Nancy has been delighted to call the Northside home since 1999. She and her husband have two sons attending Blackhawk Middle School, where they are active in sports. Most weekends you’ll find Nancy cheering from the bleachers or working the concession stand of (depending on the season) a football, basketball or baseball game. She served as PTO president for Mendota Elementary and was on the Lakeview Lutheran Church Council for many years. Nancy’s career includes working in broadcast journalism for 17 years. She currently is an instructor at Madison Media Institute, where she teaches a variety of courses related to Mass Communication and TV production. Nancy earned her Bachelor’s degree from UW-Eau Claire and recently completed a Master’s of Science Degree in Communication from UW-Whitewater.