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:
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.
In the summer of 2010, the Longmont Downtown Development Authority (LDDA) initiated a visioning process to create an Arts and Entertainment District in downtown Longmont. The process began by identifying key stakeholders who would serve as Steering Committee members to guide the process. A series of interviews and meetings evoked numerous ideas and imaginative solutions. Top goals, priorities, places and organizations were identified for the successful development of an Arts and Entertainment District. Based on this effort, a Strategic Report and Action Program was prepared to guide implementation strategies. This effort was led by consultants Dana Crawford of Urban Neighborhoods, Inc. and Jennifer Vecchi of Vecchi & Associates.
The Strategic Report & Action Plan was adopted by the Steering Committee in the spring of 2011. It was accepted by the Longmont Downtown Development Authority as a guidance document and was endorsed by the Longmont City Council. A committee structure was formed, including retail, events, programs, marketing, ideas, placemaking and financial development. Anyone interested in getting involved can e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org