Meetings and More

Help make our meetings better! DEP is looking for quarterly meeting sponsors for 2017. We are asking sponsors for a $100 donation. For your $100 donation you will get recognition in all print materials for the upcoming quarterly meeting, a free ad in the upcoming newsletter, and a month of a rotating banner ad on the Visit Excelsior tourism website. Your donation of $100 allows us to secure the space, speakers, food and drinks for our quarterly meetings. If you are interested in sponsoring one of our quarterly meetings, please email Lyndsey.


Board of Directors

President - Jill Rickart
Vice President - Mark Spohn
Treasurer - David Rhodus
Secretary - Jenai Collison
Recording Secretary - Betty Bissell
Board Member - Cheryl Boos
Board Member - Gary Sanson
Board Member - Rob Meadows
Board Member - Scott Adams
City Liaison - Sharon Powell



Design Committee
Economic Vitality Committee

Committee Minutes
• Committee Action Plans
Committee Minutes
• Committee Action Plans

Organization Committee
Promotion Committee

Committee Minutes
• Committee Action Plans
Committee Minutes
• Committee Action Plans


Quarterly Newsletters



June Meeting Dates

Promotion Committee
The DEP Promotion Committee will be meeting Thursday, June 1 at Ventana Gourmet Grill. Topics that the committee will be discussing include finalizing the 11th Annual Wine Festival, Mug Shots, DEP Benefit Dinner and potential new promotional events. If you plan to attend this committee meeting, please RSVP.

Economic Vitality Committee
The DEP Economic Vitality Committee will be meeting Thursday, June 8 at 8 a.m. at The Mug. This committee is currently working on a downtown building inventory, store owner satisfaction surveys, and our Visit Excelsior website. If you plan to attend this committee meeting, please RSVP.

Second Friday
All of our downtown merchants will be staying open late on Friday, June 9 for your convenience. Come Downtown and enjoy dinner before shopping and visiting your favorite places. Many merchants offer specials on this evening and several feature specific artists and musicians in their shops. Come enjoy a wonderful evening with us in Downtown.

DEP Board Meeting
The monthly Board of Directors meeting will be held on Wednesday, June 14 at 8 a.m. at Hall of Waters Conference Room. Please RSVP if you plan to attend this meeting.

Website Committee
The DEP Website Committee will be meeting Thursday, June 15 at 9 a.m. at ReMax. This committee is constantly working on updates to the Visit Excelsior Tourism website. We are also looking for new and innovative ideas for this one of a kind tool for our Excelsior Springs community and our businesses. If you would like to join our efforts, please RSVP.

Design Committee
The DEP Design Committee will be meeting Thursday, June 15 at 4 p.m. at The Mug. This committee is currently working on a lighting project for the 2017 Holidays, as well as assisting property owners in the design of their building through the use of multiple financial incentive programs. This committee is also working toward an addition Pocket Park on Thompson and Concourse Avenue. If you are interested in joining our meeting and helping plan the "Light the Downtown" project or assisting property owners with updates, please RSVP.

Organization Committee
The DEP Organization Committee will be meeting Tuesday, June 20 at 9 a.m. at The Mug. This committee is currently working on DEP InVeSTments, organization and event sponsorships, the DEP Annual Benefit Dinner, Grant Opportunities, and developing additional fundraising concepts. If you plan to attend this committee meeting, please RSVP.

Trolley Tours
The Excelsior Springs Chamber of Commerce will be kicking off Trolley Season in full force! For our list of available tours you can visit their Facebook Trolley Page or by visiting their Trolley Website.


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