There are many ways to get involved with Downtown Lee’s Summit, and it all starts with you.  Through Downtown Lee’s Summit Main Street’s various committees, your input is valuable through planning and volunteering for various events, as well as promotions, design concepts, economic issues and organizational activities.

To find out how to join a committee, contact Donnie Rodgers at 816-246-6598 or donnie@downtownls.org.


DESIGN COMMITTEE

This committee works to encourage appropriate aesthetics in the downtown, such as through appropriate building rehabs, in-fill design and downtown cleanliness. It capitalizes on downtown assets, such as historic buildings and creates an inviting atmosphere through window displays, parking areas, signage, sidewalks, streetlights and landscaping.

The Design Committee meets at 8:30 a.m. the first Friday of each month at the Downtown Lee’s Summit Main Street office, 13 SE 3rd St.  Contact Donnie Rodgers, Jr. for more information: donnie@downtownls.org.

Current Projects Include:

  • Wayfinding
  • Design Standards
  • Kiosks
  • Downtown Banner Program

ECONOMIC ENHANCEMENT COMMITTEE

This committee works to identify new market opportunities for the downtown, find new uses for historic commercial buildings, and stimulate investment in property.  It also assists with business expansion, retention and recruitment.

The Economic Enhancement Committee meets at 8:30 a.m. the fourth Wednesday of each month at the Downtown Lee’s Summit Main Street office, 13 SE Third St.  Contact Ashley Nowell. for more information: ashley@downtownls.org.

Projects and Events Include:

  • Downtown Spaces Tour
  • Adopt and Alley Program
  • Mornings and Happy Hours with Merchants
  • Business Development & Recruitment Strategy (CLUE Report)

ORGANIZATION COMMITTEE

This committee gets everyone working toward the same goal. It builds consensus and cooperation among the groups that have an important stake in the downtown.  It also works to recruit volunteers, gives input on organizational structure and helps to build strong committees.

The Organization Committee meets at 8:30 a.m. the second Wednesday of each month at the Downtown Lee’s Summit Main Street office, 13 SE 3rd St. Contact Ashley Nowell for more information: ashley@downtownls.org.

Current Projects Include:

  • Board Retreat
  • Policy Manual
  • Fundraising Strategy

PROMOTIONS COMMITTEE

This committee sells the image of Downtown Lee’s Summit by marketing the unique characteristics of downtown to shoppers, investors, new businesses and visitors. Our strategy is to promote a positive image through advertising, retail promotion activities, special events, marketing campaigns and bringing more people downtown, which all is carried out by the committee and other volunteers.

The Promotions Committee meets at 8:30 a.m. the first Thursday of each month at Downtown Lee’s Summit Main Street office, 13 SE 3rd St.  Contact Julie Cook for more information: julie@downtownls.org

Projects and Events Include:

  • Chocolate Crawl
  • Holiday Open House
  • Cookie Walk
  • Sparkle Holiday Campaign
  • Mayor’s Tree Lighting Ceremony
  • Downtown Bunny Hop
  • Spring Open House
  • Fall Open House

SUBCOMMITTEES

Subcommittees include the Emerald Isle St. Patrick’s Day Committee, Fundraising Committee, Piccadilly Gala Committee, Downtown Days Committee and Cultural Arts Committee. If you are interested in being involved with any of these subcommittees, contact Ashley for more information: ashley@downtownls.org.