Jenkins’ revitalization expertise to play key role in OKC Renaissance
BOULDER, CO (January 6, 2009) -- It was announced today that Jane Jenkins has been selected President & CEO of Downtown OKC, Inc. (DOKC), a non-profit organization that serves to promote, market and develop downtown Oklahoma City in conjunction with numerous downtown stakeholders. Jenkins currently serves as the Executive Director of the Downtown Boulder Business Improvement District (DBBID), a position she has held since 2000 (as DBBID’s first director).
“With Jane’s direction, Downtown Boulder has flourished over the past eight years,” said DBBID Chairman, Jake Puzio. “Her hard work, dedication and respect for the Downtown Boulder community is evident. She will be missed dearly but we wish her all the best in Oklahoma City.”
Under Jenkins’ leadership, Downtown Boulder developed and implemented a consistent brand identity and maintained a 95 percent retail occupancy rate. She also recently led the effort to renew the term of the DBBID through December 2029. Jenkins is serving in her second term as Chair for the International Downtown Association (IDA) board of directors. Working through the National Main Street Center, Jenkins consults with many downtown programs across the US and Canada. In addition, she is a current board member of Blue Sky Bridge, a child and family advocacy organization in Boulder County and a community member for the Restorative Justice Program at the University of Colorado.
“Jane’s history of leading successful business improvement districts and experience in downtown management and revitalization makes her the perfect choice,” said Downtown OKC Inc. Chairman, David Rainbolt. “Jane has strong Oklahoma ties and is excited at the opportunity to continue the renaissance of downtown Oklahoma City. We feel fortunate that someone of Jane’s caliber chooses to lead Downtown Oklahoma City Inc.”
The Downtown Boulder Business Improvement District (BID) is a 49-block neighborhood where property owners tax themselves to make their community cleaner, safer and more vibrant. The tax is used by the BID to purchase services that supplement those provided by the city and provide a comprehensive consumer marketing program.
Working with the city of Boulder and our non profit partner, Downtown Boulder, Incorporated, the Downtown Boulder BID is leading a new spirit of cooperation among property owners, businesses and the community by providing a range of enhanced management programs including maintenance, marketing, economic vitality and physical improvements. These program areas of the Downtown Boulder BID are designed to retain, expand and attract businesses and investment to improve the Downtown environment.
Downtown Boulder, Incorporated (DBI) is a 501(c)6 non-profit organization, founded in 1984, dedicated to continued preservation, promotion and enhancement of Downtown Boulder as the heart of the greater Boulder community. With a mission to maintain Downtown as the center of commerce, government, culture, and leisure, DBI’s membership supports the overall vitality of Downtown through public advocacy, political involvement, and by producing year-round community events that enhance the Boulder experience for residents and visitors. (https://www.boulderdowntown.com)