Board Member List

Executive Committee

Alan Banta, Chair
Trans Pacific Oil Corporation

Joel Kelley, Vice Chair
Cablecom Inc.

Sean Weaver, Finance Chair

Joe Tigert, Immediate Past Chair*
RT Financial

Board Members

Alex Breitenbach
JE Dunn Construction

Sam Chandler

Tara Clary
High Touch

Cindy Claycomb
Downtown Resident

Randy Doerksen
Meritrust Credit Union

Sharon Fearey
Downtown Resident

Natalie Gosch
Cargill Protein Group

Arlen Hamilton
Adams Brown CPAs

Jessie Hartke
Hartke Presents (WAVE Venue)

Andrea Hattan
The Hive

Dick Honeyman*
Hite, Fanning & Honeyman

Tracy Hoover
Groover Labs

Nicole Howerton

Jeremy Hurt
Murfin, Inc.

Joe Johnson*
SJCF Architecture

Tom Johnson
NAI Martens

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

Chad McDaniel
Emprise Bank

Jennifer McDonald
Jenny Dawn Cellars

Tim Nelson
Fidelity Bank

Chrissy Robben
Hexcode Designs

Don Sherman*

Stan Smith 
Martin Pringle Law Firm

Joe Surmeier
Professional Engineering Consultants, P.A.

Larry Weber*
Garvey Center

Ex Officio Members

Maggie Ballard
Wichita City Council, District VI

Lacey Cruse
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

Scot Rigby
City of Wichita, Office of Urban Development

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.

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