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



April Meeting Dates

Gin & Jazz - A Great Gatsby Affair
The DEP and the Excelsior Springs Chamber of Commerce are joining forces to put on the event of the season. If you would like to assist with planning this Great Gatsby event please join us at the Hall of Waters on Tuesday, April 4 at 6 p.m. If you plan to attend this committee meeting, please RSVP.

Promotion Committee
The DEP Promotion Committee will be meeting Thursday, April 6 at Ventana Gourmet Grill. Topics that the committee will be discussing include finalizing the Chocolate Tour, Mardis Gras/Irish Festival and Mug Shots. If you plan to attend this committee meeting, please RSVP.

Spring Sidewalk Sale
Join us for our Spring Sidewalk Sale in Downtown Excelsior Springs Saturday, April 8, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. This is sure to be a day full of savings! Many merchants will be offered specials and discounts on much of their merchandise. Come enjoy a wonderful day with us in Downtown! For more information about what is happening in each store, please visit our Facebook Event Page by clicking Spring Sidewalk Sales!

DEP Board Meeting
The monthly Board of Directors meeting will be held on Wednesday, April 12 at 8 a.m. at Ventana Gourmet Grill. Please RSVP if you plan to attend this meeting.

DEP Quarterly Meeting
Join us for our April Quarterly Meeting sponsored by Willow Spring Mercantile! This meeting will take place on Wednesday, April 12, at 9 a.m., at Ventana Gourmet Grill. Ryan Johnson of the Courier-Tribune and Ethan Kelly of NPG Digital will be presenting on Social Media 101 for you and your business! For more information about the event, please visit our Facebook Event Page by clicking April Quarterly Meeting!

Economic Vitality Committee
The DEP Economic Vitality Committee will be meeting Thursday, April 13 at 8 a.m. at The Mug. This committee is currently working on a downtown building inventory, store owner satisfaction surveys, a pop up shop concept 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, April 14 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. For more information about what is happening in each store visit our Facebook Event Page by clicking April Second Friday!

Organization Committee
The DEP Organization Committee will be meeting Tuesday, April 18 at 9 a.m. at The Mug. This committee is currently working on DEP InVeSTments, organization and event sponsorships and developing additional fundraising concepts. If you plan to attend this committee meeting, please RSVP.

Website Committee
The DEP Website Committee will be meeting Thursday, April 20 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, April 20 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. If you are interested in joining our meeting and helping plan the "Light the Downtown" project or assisting property owners with updates, please RSVP.

Community Wide Spring Cleaning
The Downtown Excelsior Partnership, the Excelsior Springs Area Chamber of Commerce, Excelsior Springs Parks & Recreation and Excelsior Springs Rotary Club are partnering to host the first annual Community Wide Spring Cleaning Event on Earth Day, April 22 from 9 a.m. to noon. This event encourages individuals to take community pride and clean up areas of our community. For more information visit the Facebook Event Page Community Wide Spring Clean Up!

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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