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OUR MISSION

Downtown Springfield Inc. is the downtown business association (501c6) and nationally accredited Main Street organization dedicated to creating and supporting a vibrant neighborhood through collaboration, creativity, and leadership. Because a better Downtown means a stronger Springfield and Sangamon County.

GET INVOLVED

DSI is dedicated to the revitalization of downtown Springfield and we invite you to join our robust volunteer corps to make a real impact! Here’s how you can contribute:

  • Supporting Our Small Shops: Join forces with local merchants to share best practices, tackle retail challenges, and host vibrant community events like Sidewalk Sales and Holiday Walks.
  • Filling the Vacancies: Collaborate with the City and stakeholders to rejuvenate underused spaces, attract new investment, and act as a crucial link between property owners, developers, and potential tenants.
  • Wayfinding, Placemaking & Beautification: Help transform downtown into a destination with exciting projects like the ARTification murals and the Old Capitol Farmers Market, creating spaces that attract and delight visitors.
  • Consumer Transportation: Work on initiatives to improve downtown navigation, reduce traffic and parking issues, and enhance the overall visitor experience, encouraging people to explore and enjoy our urban space.
  • Marketing the District: Spread the word about downtown’s dynamic developments and cultural offerings through social media, our website, and collaborations with media partners.
  • Planning the District: Play a part in shaping downtown into a thriving, walkable community centered around arts and culture.

By volunteering with DSI, you become part of a community-focused effort to enhance and celebrate our downtown district. This is your opportunity to contribute to a shared vision, connect with like-minded individuals, and leave a lasting impact on the heart of Springfield. Come join us and be a part of the transformation!

HOW WE ARE FUNDED

DSI is not a government entity but a 501(c)6 non-profit association of downtown and area businesses who understand the benefits of a thriving downtown. Approximately 65% of our annual funding comes from businesses; 18% from individual supporters via fundraisers; and 17% from the City of Springfield. Some of our popular, ticketed fundraising events are the Friends of the Market Street Dinner, Art Alley, and our Annual Dinner celebration in January.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

EXECUTIVE BOARD

President
Anthony Schuering
Brown Hay + Stephens LLP
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Vice President
Blake Pryor
CBCDR
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Secretary
Tiffany Mathis
Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Illinois
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Treasurer
Graham Prellwitz
Memorial Health System
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Past President
Kendra Boesdorfer
Custom Cup Coffee

DIRECTORS

Brett Jackson
BOS
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Kadejia-Berkley

Brian Wojcicki
Illinois Capitol Group
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David Lee
Stryker
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Erin Svendsen
Springfield Art Association
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Haley Fitzgerald
Security Bank
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Heather Wietzel
Horace Mann
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Jay Shanle
Conn’s Hospitality Group

Jean Bruner-Jachino
Hotel Ventures Management
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Jilnita Johsnon
Helping Hands of Springfield

Josh Delcour
Clique
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Josh Flanders
Buzz Bomb Brewing Co
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Katherine Dinges Cadagin
Development Service Group
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Matt Price
HSHS
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Micah Roderick
Frontline
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Mike Johnson
US Bank
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Monica Zanetti
Wild Rose
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STAFF

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CONTACT US

3 W Old State Capitol Plaza
Suite 15
Springfield, IL 62701
P: (217) 544-1723

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