Longmont Creative District Advisory Committee
In 2017, when the Longmont Downtown Development Authority updated its Master Plan of Development, it designated a section to the Creative District. This took and integrated elements of the 2011 Longmont Arts & Entertainment District Plan. The complete plan can be found [here].
The Longmont Creative District Advisory Committee currently oversees the Longmont Creative District.
Current Members include:
Jessica Carson, musician / Longmont Area Chamber of Commerce
Joyanna Gittings, artist / Old Town Marketplace
Sabrina Ehlert, artist / Old Town Marketplace
Tim Gulsrud, Soundpost Acoustics and Soundpost Sessions
Tomas Perez, Art Spot / Old Town Marketplace
Matthew Spencer, Inner Court Creatives
Sean Gaffner, The Roost, Jefes, Smokin’ Bowls
Jessica Shaw, Baker, La Vita Bella
Cynthia Barnes, Inspiration Art Academy
Elaine Waterman, Firehouse Art Center
Emelie Torres, Program Coordinator, LDDA
Mersadi McClure, Creative District Coordinator
Kimberlee McKee, Executive Director, LDDA
Colin Argys, Marketing & Events Coordinator, LDDA
Other working committees, assisting in management of the District include:
- Retail Committee: This group works to get more businesses involved in 2nd Friday celebrations, including pop up art opportunities, joint promotions, etc.
- Downtown Street Team: This experienced-based group focuses on blog and social media posts that highlight different aspects of the Creative District.
- Mobile Block Party Team: This group provides curated tours to local neighborhood group associations during 2nd Fridays in the Creative District.
- Downtown Block Captains: This group has a representative from different blocks within the District that meet monthly to discuss issues including clean/safe, placemaking, marketing, events, development and connectivity.
The Longmont Creative District is an important part of the community. In the next few years, it will continue to work on sustainability efforts that are outlined in the [Updated Sustainability Plan.]