Head of Northcott Neighborhood House has long record of community service in Milwaukee
MADISON– The Executive Director of Milwaukee’s Northcott Neighborhood House, McArthur (Mac) Weddle is a new member of the Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority (WHEDA) Board of Directors. Weddle’s appointment was confirmed by the Wisconsin State Senate on January 17, 2012.
“I’m delighted that my very good friend and colleague is now a part of our outstanding WHEDA Board of Directors,” said WHEDA Executive Director Wyman Winston. “Mac Weddle has been successful in hiring local residents for redevelopment and revitalization projects, and now brings his invaluable job creation skills to the state level. His contributions will be instrumental in rejuvenating our state economy.”
Weddle has worked for Northcott Neighborhood House for 34 years, the past 11 as its executive director. The Northcott Neighborhood House in Milwaukee provides Head Start classes for preschoolers, home-construction training programs, food programs for seniors, and recreational activities. The agency mission is to support family stability, provide educational and recreational programs for youth, lessen neighborhood tensions, combat community deterioration, and provide various social services for the residents of Harambee and surrounding neighborhoods in Milwaukee.
Weddle is the president of the annual Juneteenth Day celebration along N. King Drive and vice chairman of the Martin Luther King Economic Development Corporation that works on commercial development along N. King Drive. He also sits on the board of Safe & Sound, a citywide crime-prevention initiative in Milwaukee.
“I’m proud to have dedicated my career to serving community organizations throughout Milwaukee and look forward to sharing my expertise in hopes of assisting other areas of Wisconsin grow and prosper,” said Weddle. “It’s an honor to serve on the WHEDA Board.”
WHEDA Board members include the Secretary of the Wisconsin Department of Administration, the CEO of the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation, and six public members nominated by the governor and appointed by the state Senate. In addition, one state senator of each party and one representative to the state assembly of each party serve on the WHEDA Board. Public members serve staggered four-year terms.
Weddle’s WHEDA Board term expires 1/1/16.
WHEDA is a public body corporate and politic created in 1972 by the Wisconsin Legislature that provides low-cost financing for housing, small business and agricultural development. Over the past 40 years WHEDA has financed more than 68,000 affordable rental units, helped more than 110,000 families purchase their first homes, and made more than 29,000 small business and agricultural loan guarantees. For more information, visit wheda.com or call 1-800-334-6873.