City of Cheyenne Now Accepting Applications For Downtown Development Board

CHEYENNE – City of Cheyenne Mayor Marian Orr is seeking applications for membership on the Downtown Development Authority (DDA) Board. There is an immediate opening to fill an unexpired term. The recently vacated term expires on June 30, 2019. Each member is appointed to a 4-year term and the appointee will be given priority consideration to fill the following full 4-year term beginning July 1, 2019.

The DDA is comprised of a volunteer Board of Directors committed to the improvement and revitalization of downtown Cheyenne. The Board establishes the long-term vision and the four DDA committees (Urban Design, Downtown Beautification, Marketing, and Economic Development) serve to assist in accomplishing those defined objectives.

The only requirement to serve on the board is that a majority of the DDA board members – except any member from the City of Cheyenne governing body – shall reside, be a lessee, or own property in the downtown development district.

The district is bounded by House Avenue on the east, Snyder Avenue on the west, 22ndStreet on the north, and the Union Pacific Railroad tracks on the south. The district also includes a small strip south of the Central Avenue viaduct that is bounded by Central Avenue on the east, Capitol Avenue on the west, Deming Drive on the south, and West 11th Street on the north. A map of the district boundaries can be found below.

Applications for the open position are available at www.cheyennecity.org (click on “Boards and Commissions” located under the “Your Government” tab).

Applications may also be obtained by contacting Holly Martinez in the Mayor’s office via email (hmartinez) or phone (307-637-6300). Applications are also available at the Municipal Building (2101 O’Neil Avenue, room 310). All applications must be submitted directly to the Mayor’s office – either in hard copy or via email — no later than 5pm MT on Friday, October 12, 2018.

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