Board Member List

Executive Committee

Joel Kelley, Chair 
Cablecom Inc. 

Natalie Gosch, Vice Chair
Cargill Protein

Mark Schmelzle, Finance Chair

Alan Banta, Immediate Past Chair
Trans Pacific Oil Corporation 

Board Members

Alex Breitenbach
JE Dunn Construction 

Sam Chandler

Cindy Claycomb
Downtown Resident 

Randy Doerksen

Sharon Fearey
Downtown Resident 

Arlen Hamilton
Adams Brown CPAs 

Jessie Hartke
Hartke Presents (WAVE Venue) 

Andrea Hattan
The Hive 

Tracy Hoover
Groover Labs 

Nicole Howerton

Jeremy Hurt
Murfin, Inc. 

Joe Johnson*
Schaefer Architecture

Tom Johnson
NAI Martens 

Dr. Tiffany Masson
Kansas Health Science Center - Kansas College of Osteopathic Medicine 

Chad McDaniel
Emprise Bank 

Tim Nelson
Fidelity Bank 

Luis Rodriguez
Method Productions

Chrissy Robben
Hexcode Designs 

Tara Shaffer 
High Touch

Don Sherman*

Stan Smith 
Martin Pringle Law Firm 

Joe Surmeier 
Professional Engineering Consultants, P.A. 

Joe Tigert* 
RT Financial 

Larry Weber* 
Garvey Center 

Ex Officio Members

Troy Anderson 
City of Wichita, Office of Urban Development 

Maggie Ballard
Wichita City Council, District VI

Ryan Baty
Sedgwick County Commission

Debra Fraser
KMUW and Old Town Association

Bryan Frye
Wichita City Council, District V

Brandon Johnson
Wichita City Council, District I

Pete Najera
United Way of the Plains

Shelly Prichard
Wichita Community Foundation

John Rolfe
Wichita Regional Chamber of Commerce

Susan Santo
Visit Wichita

Scott Wadle
City of Wichita, Metropolitan Area Planning Department

* Denotes Past Downtown Wichita Chair

SSMID Advisory Board

Downtown Wichita contracts with the City of Wichita on an annual basis to provide downtown development services. The contract is funded through a Self Supported Municipal Improvement District (SSMID). Property owners within the SSMID pay an additional property tax mil levy. The SSMID boundaries are Washington Street, Central Avenue, Kellogg and the Arkansas River. 

The Downtown Wichita Board of Directors employs a professional staff that can assist developers and property owners evaluate and plan a range of investment decisions. We can help to identify prospective business locations, provide market data, evaluate opportunities for new retail and service businesses, develop marketing and promotional strategies and assist with conceptualizing and implementing construction projects.

In 2010, the City of Wichita adopted Project Downtown: The Master Plan for Wichita. Downtown Wichita serves as the private-sector implementer of the master plan.

SSMID Advisory Board Members

Joe Johnson, Chair
Schaefer Architecture

AJ Boleski
INTRUST Bank Arena

Randy Doerksen

Debra Fraser
Old Town Association

Natalie Gosch 
Cargill Protein 

Joel Kelley
Cablecom, Inc.

Chad McDaniel 
Emprise Bank 

Don Sherman

Joe Surmeier
Professional Engineering Consultants, P.A.

Ex Officio Members

Troy Anderson
City of Wichita

Jeff Fluhr
Downtown Wichita

IRS 990 Reports

Budget vs. Actual Income and Expenditures