DOWNTOWN KALAMAZOO ASSOCIATION CHARITIES

The Downtown Kalamazoo Association Charities Board (DKAC) exist to develop, and maintain community defining events, activities, and spaces that are fun, safe, and welcoming to all. To cultivate a diverse mix of year-round, quality programming. To enrich the downtown experience by linking to arts, and culture. To create opportunities for youth, and connections to neighborhoods and universities.
 

Current Initiatives

  • Continuing policy revisions to enhance the Arcadia Creek Festival Place
  • Youth Events
  • Place-Making Activities
  • Improving Accessibility and Fire & Life Safety Techniques
     

Annual Initiatives

·         Events:
Super Saturday Weekend
        Do-Dah Parade
        Art on the Mall
Mixers on the Mall

                Safe Halloween
                Kalamazoo Holiday Parade



Contact

Brian Persky, 269.344.0795

 
 

Members 

Jennie Bach Cook
Discover Kalamazoo
 
Fenner Brown
WMU/KVCC Student
 
Paul Ecklund
Disability Network SW MI
 
Grant Fletcher
Bronson Methodist Hospital
 
Pat Halpin
Downtown Resident
 
Brian Hill
Millennium Restaurant Group
 
Elspeth Inglis, Vice-Chair
Kalamazoo Valley Museum
 
Sean Fletcher
City of Kalamazoo
 
Laurel Parrott, Secretary/Treasurer
Kalamazoo House Bed & Breakfast
 
Betty Peristeridis, Chair
Argo's East
 
Adrienne Wissner
Memories Bridal & Evening Wear