Board Member List

Executive Committee

Joe Tigert, Chair
New York Life           

Alan Banta, Vice Chair
Trans Pacific Oil Corporation

Sean Weaver, Finance Chair

Don Sherman, Immediate Past Chair*

Board Members

Alan Banta, Trans Pacific Oil Corp

John Belford
Belford Electric

Brian Blackerby

Greg Boulanger*

Jana Davis
High Touch, Inc.

Randy Doerksen
Meritrust Credit Union

Sharon Fearey
Downtown Resident

Scott Flemming
Signal Theory

Dick Honeyman*
Hite, Fanning & Honeyman

Nicole Howerton

Joe Johnson*
SJCF Architecture

Tom Johnson
NAI Martens

Joel Kelley
Cablecom, Inc.

Martha Linsner
The Trust Company Kansas (TCK)

Chad McDaniel
Emprise Bank

Jennifer McDonald
Jenny Dawn Cellars

Tim Nelson
Fidelity Bank

Tony Utter
J.P. Weigand & Sons Inc.

Tracy Hoover
Groover Labs

Dr. Tiffany Masson
Kansas Health Science Center

Todd Ramsey
Downtown Resident

John Rupp
ReeceNichols South Central Kansas

Stan Smith 
Martin Pringle Law Firm

Larry Weber*
Garvey Center

Rod Young
Professional Engineering Consultants, P.A.

Ex Officio Members

Dr. Cindy Claycomb
Wichita City Council, District VI

Bryan Frye
Wichita City Council, District V

Debra Fraser
KMUW and Old Town Association

Brandon Johnson
Wichita City Council, District I

Scott Knebel
City of Wichita, Metropolitan Area Planning Department

Jonathan Long 
Wichita Regional Chamber of Commerce

Lacey Cruse
Sedgwick County Commission

Shelly Prichard
Wichita Community Foundation

Scot Rigby
City of Wichita, Office of Urban Development

Susan Santo
Visit Wichita

* 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.

2019 SSMID Advisory Board Members

Joe Johnson, Chair
Schaefer Johnson Cox Frey Architecture

AJ Boleski
INTRUST Bank Arena

Alan Banta
Trans Pacific Oil Corp.

Debra Fraser
Old Town Association

Don Sherman
Westar Energy

Greg Boulanger

Jim Faith
Emprise Bank

Joel Kelley
Cablecom, Inc.

Randy Doerksen
Meritrust Credit Union

Rod Young
Professional Engineering Consultants, P.A.

Ex Officio Members

Scot Rigby
City of Wichita

Jeff Fluhr
Downtown Wichita

IRS 990 Reports

Budget vs. Actual Income and Expenditures