Clean, Safe, Green: CID Ambassadors

Safe. Clean. Green. These three words not only the mantra of the Downtown and River Market Community Improvement District (CID) Ambassadors, they also describe the foundation of Downtown Kansas City.

The CIDs are private, nonprofit organizations that are dedicated to maintaining a clean, green, safe and economically competitive Central Business District (CBD) and River Market. The mission of the CIDs is accomplished daily by a team of maintenance, horticulture and safety ambassadors dedicated to Downtown, and its employers, workers, residents and visitors.

The DCID Board of Directors met earlier this week for their annual board meeting. In addition to thinking their outgoing board chair, Pamela Hahn, 1212 McGee Building, the board approved its new slate of officers for 2015-16. New officers include:

  • Chair: Kathie McBride, MC Realty Group
  • Vice Chair: Mike Klamm, CBRE
  • Secretary: Chris Erdley, Tower Properties
  • Treasurer: Jared Campbell, Signature Personal Insurance

The CIDs are managed by the Downtown Council, and are considered to be the cornerstone of the renaissance of Downtown Kansas City.

KC is ranked among the top 10 downtowns in the U.S., which points to a “walkable and livable downtown” – the kind of urban experience that simply wouldn’t be possible without the CIDs and their dedicated “yellow jacket” Ambassadors.

This blog post introduces a weekly series that will introduce you to the Ambassadors and the remarkable work they perform every day in Downtown KC.