Our Committees 2018-01-30T07:47:14+00:00

Kent Downtown Partnership Executive Board of Directors

Mike Hanis, Hanis Irvine Prothero, PLLC

Rick Roland, Roland & Company, CPA

Legal Counsel
Greg Haffner, Curran Law Firm

Judy Woods, Historian

Past Presidents
Randall Smith, All Pro Maintenance
Greg Haffner, Curran Law Firm
Suzanne Cameron, Around the Clock, Inc. CRMC
Mike Hanis, Hanis Irvine Prothero, PLLC
Mike Miller, HomeStreet Bank, EDC
Garry Stewart, The Doorman Service

Kent Downtown Partnership Board of Directors

Byron Ford, Green River College, Instructional Support & Operations Director

Frankie June

Alice Marshall, Running Stitch Fabrics

Jeff Middleton, Exhibition Automotive CARSTAR

Patty Sikora, Kent Lions

Fred Satterstrom

Elizabeth Scharnhorst

Randall Smith, All Pro Building Maintenance

Garry Stewart, The Doorman Service Co.

Kurt Hanson, City of Kent, Economic & Community Development

Caitlin Cooper

Toni Troutner, Kent Lutheran Church

Myron Johnson, Farmers Insurance

Satwinder Kaur

Ex Officio

Tim Higgins/Ryan Hart, ShoWare Center – Ad Hoc

Andrea Keikkala, Kent Chamber of Commerce – Ad Hoc

Dee Moschel, Lifetime Honorary Member

Kent Downtown Partnership Committees

Annual Dinner and Auction Committee

Chair: Polly Shepherd (Kent Reporter)
Responsible for procurement, ticket sales and staging the annual dinner and auction.

Art Committee

Chair: Susan Bagrationoff (Artsy Fartsy)

Responsible for bringing art to Downtown’s public areas and creating opportunities for artists to display their art in Downtown Kent including Third Thursday Art Nights. The Art Committee helps create shared experiences to develop a sense of community and add more for people to discover downtown.

Clean-Up Day Committee

Chair: Garry Stewart (The Doorman Service Co.)
Responsible for organizing KDP’s 2 annual Clean-Up Days in May and September.

Design Committee

Chair: Suzanne Cameron (Around the Clock, Inc., CRMC)
An inviting atmosphere created through window displays, parking areas, signs, colorful banners, sidewalks, street lights and landscaping all improve the physical image of the downtown as a quality place to shop, work, walk, invest in and live.  Design improvements result in a reinvestment of public and private dollars to downtown.

Economic Development Committee

Co-Chair: Mike Miller (Homestreet Bank)
Co-Chair: Kevin Jussel (Curran Law Firm)
This committee analyzes current market forces to develop long term solutions.  Recruiting new businesses, creatively converting unused space for new uses, and sharpening the competitiveness of the existing downtown merchants are examples of economic development activities.  Additionally, the members of this committee will help existing businesses expand and recruit specific businesses for a better downtown business mix.

Marketing and Promotions Committee

Chair: Frankie June
Co-Chairs: Polly Shepherd (Kent Reporter) and Caitlin Cooper
This committee develops creative and interesting ways to market our downtown and its businesses as well as create excitement downtown. Street festivals, retail events, and image development campaigns are some of the ways Main Street encourages customer traffic. You will be selling the image and promise of Main Street to all prospects. By marketing the district’s unique characteristics to shoppers, investors, new businesses and visitors, an effective promotion strategy forges a positive image through advertising, retail promotional activity and special events.

Membership Committee

Chair: Caitlin Cooper
Responsible for reaching out to members, staging membership campaigns, and helping with recruitment of members.

Safety & Security Committee

Chair: Garry Stewart (The Doorman Service Co.)
Identifies and resolves all safety and security issues related to the downtown retail and business core.