Board Member List

Executive Committee

Dr. Cindy Claycomb, Chair
WSU Ventures - Wichita State University

Steve Coen, Vice Chairman
Kansas Health Foundation

Clay Bastian, Finance Chairman*
Fidelity Financial Corporation

Greg Boulanger, Immediate Past Chairman*
Cargill

Committee Chairs

Business Development

Gary Schmitt
INTRUST Bank

Image Enhancement and Marketing

Susan Santo
Visit Wichita Convention & Visitors Bureau

Finance

Clay Bastian
Fidelity Bank

Board Members

Alan Banta, Trans Pacific Oil Corp

John Belford, Belford Electric

Wayne Chambers, High Touch Technologies, Inc.

Sharon Fearey, Downtown Resident

Marilyn Grisham, The Fiber Studio

Dick Honeyman,* of Hite Fanning & Honeyman

Frank Hopkins, FNL Denim

Tom Johnson, NAI Martens

Joe Johnson,* Schaefer, Johnson, Cox & Frey

Joel Kelley, Cablecom, Inc.

Martha Linsner, The Trust Company Kansas

Bill Livingston, GLMV Architecture

Matt Michaelis, Emprise Bank

Todd Ramsey, Apples & Arrows

John Rupp , J.P. Weigand, Inc.

Gary Schmitt,* INTRUST Bank

Don Sherman, Westar Energy

Joe Tigert, New York Life

Nathaniel Wayman, Security National Real Estate Services, Inc.

Sean Weaver, Allen, Gibbs & Houlik, L.C.

Larry Weber,* Garvey Center

Mary Wright, Old Mill Tasty Shop

Rod Young, Professional Engineering Consultant

Ex Officio Members

Debra Fraser, Old Town Association, President

Suzy Finn, Young Professionals of Wichita & Wichita Chamber of Commerce

Scott Knebel, City of Wichita, Planning Dept.

Dale Miller, City of Wichita, Planning Dept.

Vice Mayor Janet Miller, City of Wichita

Shelly Prichard, Wichita Community Foundation

David Dennis, Sedgwick County Commission

Scot Rigby, City of Wichita

Susan Santo, Visit Wichita Convention & Visitors Bureau

Councilwoman Lavonta Williams, City of Wichita

* Denotes Past Downtown Wichita Chair

SSMID Advisory Board

The WDDC 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 WDDC 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. The WDDC serves as the private sector implementer of the master plan.

2017 SSMID Advisory Board Members

Joe Johnson, Chairman
Schaefer Johnson Cox Frey Architecture

Alan Banta
Trans Pacific Oil Corporation

John Belford
Belford Electric

Jim Faith
Emprise Bank

Dick Honeyman
Hite, Fanning & Honeyman LLP

Don Sherman
Westar Energy

Larry Weber
Garvey Center

Mary Wright
Old Mill Tasty Shop

Rod Young
Professional Engineering Consultants, P.A.

Ex Officio Members

Scot Rigby
City of Wichita

Jeff Fluhr
Downtown Wichita

SSMID Public Budget Workshop Minutes

IRS 990 Reports

Budget vs. Actual Income and Expenditures