Community Improvement Districts (CIDs)

Walk the streets of Downtown or the River Market and you are likely to notice one of our Maintenance or Safety Ambassadors nearby. The Ambassadors work hard to keep the Districts beautiful and safe for the thousands of conventioneers, workers, residents and visitors that come Downtown each day. With a friendly smile, you can get directions to any destination, the latest happenings in the area, help with the KCATA bus routes or an escort to your car. Sidewalk cleaning, graffiti abatement, and trash pickup are just a few of the services the Ambassadors do to make downtown Kansas City cleaner, safer and more vibrant!

The Downtown Community Improvement District (DCID) and the River Market Community Improvement District (RMCID) are non-profit service organizations that provide safety, maintenance and beautification services for Downtown Kansas City and the River Market. The DCID was founded by the Downtown Council of Kansas City in 2003 and the RMCID was established in 2006. The Community Improvement Districts are financed through tax assessments on Downtown properties and covers a combined 200 square block area of Downtown and the River Market.

Ambassador painting pedestrian lights

A CID Ambassador painting one of the pedestrian lights in the Downtown.

Maintenance and Safety ambassadors

The Maintenance and Safety Ambassadors work together to make the District’s Clean and Safe.

Landscape Ambassadors

The Green Team maintains landscaping in the District’s to improve walkability.


Contact Information
Mark Rowlands, Director
(816) 421-5243