As the DTI mission states, the Downtown Topeka, Incorporated team works daily to encourage the growth of business, governmental services and cultural entertainment in the heart of Topeka and Shawnee County. They are a small but might group of leaders hosting downtown community events through collaborative partnership, promoting downtown businesses, advocating on issues that affect the economic well-being of our members, downtown businesses and residents. DTI is a Membership Association and providing administrative services and oversight for the Downtown Topeka Foundation (DTF) and the
Capital Business Improvement District (CBID) . The CBID is responsible for basic maintenance and snow removal of the core area and promotion of downtown in its entirety through marketing and events. The Downtown Topeka Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit whose mission is to provide cultural improvements for the downtown district and serves as the private sector organization responsible for private holdings and project oversight of the Kansas Avenue Project (a downtown redevelopment project for 2014 & 2015).
President and CEO
A longtime Topeka businessman, Vince has been active in downtown redevelopment and downtown visioning process. He plays an active role in the revitalization, development and partnership engagement of DTI’s efforts and provides valued oversight throughout the organizations efforts.
Director, Marketing & Membership
Michelle joined DTI in 2016 and is a career professional in the marketing and digital arena. She is actively involved in the community and has proven herself as a collaborator, working to improve the quality of life in Topeka.
Bookkeeper and Office Manager
Hannah makes sure the organization runs smoothly. Her attention to detail ensures administrative oversight and event coordination is focused and inline with DTI’s mission and responsive to the organization.
District Maintenance Specialist
Paul keeps downtown looking good, and working with the various event partnership to equip them with DTI resources. You will find him downtown daily ensuring downtown is ready for the days activities.