Board Member List

Executive Committee

Don Sherman, Chair
Westar Energy

Joe Tigert, Vice Chair
New York Life

Sean P. Weaver, Finance Chair
Allen, Gibbs & Houlik, L.C.

Steve Coen, Immediate Past Chair*
Kansas Health Foundation

Committee Chairs

Business Development

Gary Schmitt
INTRUST Bank

Image Enhancement and Marketing

Todd Ramsey
Apples & Arrows

Finance

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

Urban Vitality

Larry Weber
Garvey Center

Board Members

Alan Banta, Trans Pacific Oil Corp

Bill Livingston,* GLMV Architecture

Brian Blackerby, INTRUST Bank

Cassandra Bryan, cb{d} Cassandra Bryan Design

Chad McDaniel, Emprise Bank

Dick Honeyman,* Hite, Fanning & Honeyman

Erik Leschuk, LightSpeed VT

Gary Schmitt*, INTRUST Bank

Greg Boulanger,* Cargill

Jana Davis, High Touch, Inc.

Joe Johnson*, SJCF Architecture

Joel Kelley, Cablecom, Inc.

John Belford, Belford Electric

John Rupp, ReeceNichols South Central Kansas

Larry Weber*, Garvey Center

Marilyn Grisham, The Fiber Studio

Martha Linsner, The Trust Company Kansas (TCK)

Nicole Howerton, Howerton+White

Randy Doerksen, Meritrust Credit Union

Rod Young, Professional Engineering Consultants, P.A.

Scott Flemming, Signal Theory

Sharon Fearey, Downtown Resident

Timothy B. Nelson, Fidelity Bank

Todd Ramsey, Apple & Arrows

Tom Johnson, NAI Martens

Wayne Chambers, High Touch, Inc.

Ex Officio Members

Brandon Johnson, City of Wichita – District I

Bryan Frye, City of Wichita – District V

Cindy Claycomb*, City of Wichita – District VI

Dale Miller, City of Wichita – Planning Dept.

Debra Fraser, Old Town Association – President

Jonathan Long, Wichita Regional Chamber of Commerce

Pete Meitzner, Sedgwick County – District 1

Scot Rigby, City of Wichita

Scott Knebel, City of Wichita – Planning Dept.

Shelly Prichard, Wichita Community Foundation

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
Cargill

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

SSMID Public Budget Workshop Minutes

IRS 990 Reports

Budget vs. Actual Income and Expenditures