Interested in becoming more involved in your community?  We are always in need of volunteers and chairs for our various committees.   There are many ways to get involved with Downtown Alive!

Your input is valuable as we plan for  various events.  To find out how to join one of our downtown teams, contact Pam Buck at 816-645-0287 or [email protected]

Each team’s meeting schedule is posted on Facebook and under Events on our website.   We welcome your participation!

Chair – Cindy Miller
Regular Meeting Date: 2nd Thursday of each Month at 8am at Pizza Shoppe

No November meeting – next meeting is December 12th!!

This committee works to encourage appropriate aesthetics in the downtown, such as through appropriate building rehabs, in-fill design and downtown design unification. It capitalizes on downtown assets, such as historic buildings and creates an inviting atmosphere through window displays, parking areas, signage, sidewalks, streetlights and landscaping.

Current Projects Include:

  • Downtown Gateway Arch
  • Wayfinding Signs & Banners
  • Design Standards
  • Downtown Parking
  • Community Development Block Grant façade projects
  • Little Free Libraries
  • Sidewalk beautification, including flowers and flower pots

Chair – Lyle Shaver
Regular Meeting Date: 3rd Thursday of each Month at 3pm at Pizza Shoppe

This committee works to identify new market opportunities for the downtown, find new uses for historic commercial buildings, and stimulate investment in property.  It also assists with business expansion, retention and recruitment.

Projects and Events Include:

  • Downtown Facade Grant Program
  • Chapter 353 Tax Abatement Program
  • Business Development & Recruitment Strategy


Chair – Ken Billups Jr.  Co-Chair – Gail Echerd

Regular Meeting Date: 1st Monday of every other Month, 8:15 am at Billups Snyder Ins. office   Meeting months are January, March, May, July, September, November.

This committee gets everyone working toward the same goal. It builds consensus and cooperation among the groups that have an important stake in the downtown.  It also works to recruit volunteers, gives input on organizational structure and helps to build strong committees.

Current Projects Include:

  • Development of Annual Goals and Objectives
  • Fundraising Strategies
  • Volunteer Program

Chair – Jane Semrau
Regular Meeting Date: 2nd Monday of each Month at 4pm at Pizza Shoppe

This committee sells the image of Downtown Blue Springs by marketing the unique characteristics of downtown to shoppers, investors, new businesses and visitors. Our strategy is to promote a positive image through advertising, retail promotion activities, special events, marketing campaigns and bringing more people downtown, which all is carried out by the committee and other volunteers.

Projects and Events Include:

  • Piccadilly Gala
  • Corks and Canvas Art & Wine Walk
  • Second Saturdays Car Cruise
  • Chili Lunch Fundraiser
  • Pub Crawl