Friends of the Waterfront are ambassadors of the park. Our ultimate goal is to ensure our community’s continued use and appreciation of the river.
We engage enthusiastic supporters through a variety of programs, events, education, fundraising, and marketing efforts. With a vibrant and active membership, we work hard to educate others about the significance of the river and our waterfront. We work closely with the Waterfront Park Board to form meaningful partnerships with other community groups in the city.
We also support the park’s main events, including Waterfront Wednesdays, Juneteenth Jubilee, Clean Team, Fourth of July on the Waterfront, and the Silver Anchor Awards Reception, through our fundraising efforts.
A volunteer-driven organization focused on supporting Louisville’s Waterfront Park through promotion, advocacy, and fundraising.
To ensure the community’s continued use, appreciation, and support of Louisville’s Waterfront Park.
Friends of the Waterfront began as the Marketing and Community Involvement Committee for Waterfront Park. In 1988, we founded Friends, and in 1991, we became a separate nonprofit organization. We continue to work closely with the Waterfront Park team to promote and grow our park.
Friends of the Waterfront Board
Ken Bohnert, Counsel Conliffe, Sandmann & Sullivan, PLLC
Kelly Gream, Secretary Louisville Memorial Auditorium
Logan Griggs Engie Insight
Marlene Grissom, Ex Officio Waterfront Park
Billy Hardison Production Simple & Headliner’s Music Hall
Kelley Runyon, Ex Officio Waterfront Park
Rebecca Matheny Louisville Downtown Partnership
Lynnelle Morgan Louisville Tourism
David Nichols, Vice President A+H Marketing
Bindu Rastogi Fifth Third Bank
Julie Roberts The Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts
Ashley Smith, Ex Officio Waterfront Park
Joshua Watkins, President Louisville Metro Government
Shawn Woosley Wehr Constructors, Inc.
Friends of the Waterfront Advisory Board
Stephanie Bateman Semonin Realtors
Stephanie Dobson Integrity One Technologies
Todd Toles Integrity One Technologies
Nicole Walton Brown-Forman
Pam Holwerda, Treasurer Stegner Investment Associates, Inc.
Charles Spivey Louisville Public Media
Jacob Mercier The Mawood Mercier Group at RE/MAX 100