What is DEP?
The Downtown Excelsior Partnership, a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation, was created in 2006 with the mission of creating a vibrant downtown Excelsior Springs.
Who is DEP?
DEP is an organization consisting of downtown businesses, residents, organizations and supporting businesses within Excelsior Springs. Do you want to become a partner?
DEP is governed by a seven person board of directors. The current directors are Scott Middleton, President; Brian Rice, Vice-President; Don Bonjour, Secretary; David Rhodus, Treasurer; Jill Rickart, Angela Childers and Rob Meadows. DEP has one full-time Executive Director, Keith Winge along with three part-time employees who staff the Hall of Waters Visitor Center.
What does DEP do?
DEP follows the National Main Street four committee approach to downtown revitalization: Organization, Promotion, Economic Restructuring and Design. Through these committees, DEP promotes the businesses and events downtown, helps eliminate blight and rehabilitate buildings, recruits and promotes businesses downtown and ensures the historic character of our roots.
Committee Chairs and Contact Information:
Organization -Scott Middleton
Design - Brian Rice
Economic Restructuring - David Rhodus (816-589-5759)
Promotions -Brian Rice
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