New Chapter Ahead for Downtown Kenosha, Inc.

Downtown Kenosha Inc. is beginning to prepare for a new chapter as the executive director recently announced her final day with the organization will be Friday, September 14, 2018. Nicole Thomsen served in the role for approximately seventeen months. We appreciate Nicole’s service to our community and wish her well in her future endeavors.

In the past two years, DKI has prioritized its mission to focus on building organizational goals including the launch of the Façade Program, which to date has contributed to six projects. Events such as Downtown Kenosha Pop-Up Beer Garden on Simmons Island had a successful second year, utilized more local businesses, and netted a more positive outcome for the organization financially.

DKI’s economic vitality committee also put on two technical support events with approximately 50+ attendees participating. A new website launched that highlights downtown businesses, events, opportunities, including those properties contributing directly by the BID, as well as being attractive to prospective investors. Dooley & Associates provided a tremendous amount of time and expertise to create this new platform that downtown businesses will want to be a part of.

DKI is building great leadership at the board level and will concentrate on finding the best candidate, acknowledging fully that DKI and downtown revitalization is a priority for Kenosha. DKI’s board is seeking a candidate that will continue to build upon the positive momentum that the organization is looking to sustain.

The executive director manages the day-to-day interactions with businesses seeking to grow or make a home in downtown, providing technical tools and resources for businesses and supporting promotional activities for the district.

Qualified candidates interested in being considered for the new executive director position at DKI may submit resumés and cover letters to

Link for those interested in applying for the position and to the job description can be found here:

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