We love historic downtowns!

Enhancing the economic, social, cultural and environmental well-being of historic downtown business districts in Missouri.

Board of Directors & Advisory Board

Board of Directors

  • Board President
    Professor Steven Hoffman

    Southeast MO State University
    Cape Girardeau, MO
  • Board Member
    Mark Gardner

    President
    Gardner Capital, Inc.
    Springfield, MO
  • Board Member
    Robert (Bob) Lewis

    Principal
    Development Strategies
    St. Louis, MO
  • Board Treasurer
    Bridgette Kelch

    Executive Director
    Downtown Washington, Inc
    Washington, MO
  • Board Member
    John Griesheimer

    Presiding Commissioner
    Franklin County, MO
    Washington, MO
  • Board Member
    Dan Ross
    Executive Director
    Missouri Municipal League
    Jefferson City, MO
  • Board Member
    Robert Espeland

    Vice President
    State Tax Credits Clearinghouse, U.S. Bancorp
    St. Louis, MO
  • Board Acting Secretary
    Joe Lauber

    Attorney At Law
    Lauber Municipal Law
    Lee's Summit, MO
  • Board Member
    Russ Volmert

    Director of Planning
    Arcturis, Inc.
    St. Louis, MO

Advisory Board

  • Karen Bode Baxter
    Preservation Specialist/Consultant
    St. Louis, MO
  • Lincoln Hough
    Green County Commissioner
    2nd District 
    Springfield, MO
  • Sandy Lucy
    Mayor, City of Washington
    Washington, MO
  • Dick Burke
    Executive Director
    Missouri Association of Counties 
    Jefferson City, MO
  • Michael S. Kearney
    Manager of Economic Development
    Ameren Services
    St. Louis, MO
  • Senator Ryan Silvery
    Missouri Senate District 17
    Kansas City, MO
  • Diane Hannah
    Downtown Revitalization Specialist
    Clinton, MO
  • Jonathan Kemper
    Chairman
    Commerce Bank
    Kansas City, MO
  • Senator Jay Wasson
    Missouri Senate District 20
    Nixa, MO

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