The Cheyenne Downtown Development Authority is announcing a transition in the staffing and committee structure of the organization tasked with coordination, marketing and management of downtown-related activities. Desiree Brothe, DDA Program Director, is leaving the organization on Friday, August 3rd to take a position with Wyoming Main Street. For the past three years, Desiree has managed the Design, Economic Vitality and Promotion Committees and their related projects and initiatives. She also held the title of Interim Director while the organization was undertaking their search for an Executive Director.

Vicki Dugger, Executive Director of DDA since March 1st, said, “We’re very sad to be losing Desiree as she’s done an outstanding job with every DDA project that she’s worked on; and she did a great job as Interim Director. However, we understand this move will provide new opportunities for her and wish her the best.”

Brothe’s resignation gave Dugger the opportunity to re-evaluate the Program Manger job description. In support of DDA’s stronger focus on property and business development, Dugger has changed the Program Manager position to that of a Business Development Specialist. The primary focus of the revamped position will be business retention, expansion and recruitment targeted and tailored to the downtown district; along with strengthening and developing new business clusters that will make downtown a more desirable destination. Dugger stated, “The goal will be to put a new emphasis on downtown business development and better coordinate these efforts with the property development that is taking place. We are also committed to help existing businesses find a larger market share, as well as helping business owners who may be thinking of retirement with succession planning.” The new position will also be tasked with the coordination of two of DDA’s existing Main Street committees: Design and Promotion. The new position will be posted on the DDA website, in the Tribune Eagle and on Indeed.com. The deadline to apply is August 31st.

Another related change that will take place within the existing DDA committee structure will be the transition of the Economic Vitality Committee into a Development Committee in order to more proactively identify and manage potential downtown development opportunities and projects.

Interested individuals can find the the job announcement here.