Governed by a Board of Directors comprised of Downtown property owners, businesses and stakeholders, and administrated by a professional staff, Downtown Wichita contracts with the City of Wichita to provide development services in the city’s core. This contract is funded through a Self Supported Municipal Improvement District (SSMID), designating Downtown as the geographic area bounded by Washington Street, Central Avenue, Kellogg Avenue and the Arkansas River. In 2017, Downtown Wichita leveraged SSMID funding with an additional $150,972. In total, from 2009-2017, Downtown Wichita has leveraged SSMID funding by $745,358. While attention and resources are focused on this geographic area, any individual, business, association, corporation, partnership, or other entity interested in contributing to the vitality of Downtown is welcome to collaborate with Downtown Wichita. Our staff connects entrepreneurs and property owners to information on prospective business locations, sharing relevant market data to help evaluate opportunities for new businesses, develop marketing and promotional strategies, and assist with conceptualizing or implementing construction. Enhancing Downtown vibrancy is one of six strategic priorities of the Greater Wichita Partnership, realized through the Downtown Wichita organization. 3 3 D O W N T O W N Our Structure 2018 SSMID Board BOARD MEMBERS Joe Johnson, Chair Schaefer, Johnson, Cox & Frey Architecture Alan Banta Trans Pacific Oil Corp. John Belford Belford Electric Jim Faith Emprise Bank Dick Honeyman Hite, Fanning & Honeyman Don Sherman Westar Energy BOARD MEMBERS CONT. Larry Weber Garvey Center Mary Wright Old Mill Tasty Shop Rod Young Professional Engineering Consultants, P.A. EX OFFICIO MEMBERS Jeff Fluhr Downtown Wichita Scot Rigby City of Wichita, Asst. City Manager SYC AMOR E ST MCLE AN BLVD AR KA NS AS RIV ER OA K ST OSAGE ST DOUGLAS AVE MAPLE ST WI CHI TA S T WATE R ST WACO AV E M AI N ST TO PE KA ST MA RKE T ST E MP O RI A S T BROA DWAY S T ST. F RANC IS ST ME AD ST RO C K ISL AND ST MO SL E Y ST WAS HING TO N AV E WA BAS H ST OHI O S T C LE V EL AND ST 1ST ST DOUGLAS AVE 3RD ST CENTRAL AVE 2ND ST WILLIAM ST ENGLISH ST WATERMAN ST LEWIS ST DEWEY ST KELLOGG / US 54 INTRUST Bank Arena Century II Performing Arts & Convention Center Advanced Learning Library DOWNTOWN WICHITA OFFICES 507 E. DOUGLAS AVENUE SSMID DISTRICT DISTRICT LEADERSHIP