b"Commerce and Culture at the CoreDowntown Wichita is a private 501(c)(3) non-profit that amplifies the energy, capital and growth of downtown by empowering residents, visitors, and businesses to explore the possibilities of our citys core. Founded in 2002 as the Wichita Downtown Development Corporation, our mission is to cultivate opportunities that revitalize and enhance Wichitas urban core. We collaborate with stakeholders to stimulate investment and interest in downtown.Downtown Wichita provides collaborative leadership to strengthen downtown as:The heart of the city for all citizensAn active and prosperous place for businesses and employeesA center for artistic and cultural experiencesA vibrant urban environment for residents, workers and visitorsThe Downtown Wichita organization works to achieve this mission through three key areas of focus: developing downtown, enhancing vibrancy and marketing downtown.Our StructureGoverned by a Board of Directors comprised of downtown property owners, businesses and stakeholders, and administered by a professional staff, Downtown Wichita contracts with the City of Wichita to provide economic development services in the citys core. This contract is funded through a Self Supported Municipal ImprovementDistrict (SSMID), designating downtown as the geographic area bounded by Central Avenue, Kellogg Avenue, Washington Street and the Arkansas River.In 2020, Downtown Wichita leveraged SSMID funding and raised an additional $220,000 in private sector contributions. In total, from 2009-2020, Downtown Wichita has leveraged and raised over $1.3 million in addition to SSMID funding. Improving quality of life by developing the region's core is a key priority of the Greater Wichita Partnership, realized through the Downtown Wichita organization as an affiliate of the Partnership.Our TeamJaimie GarnettJeff Fluhr Jason Gregory Executive Vice President ofTori PhillippiPresident Executive Vice President Strategic Communications Executive Administration CoordinatorAndy Kim Emily Brookover Leann Roth Megan HartzellDirector of Multimedia Director of Community Development Director of Finance Director of Communications3"