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:
        Do-Dah Parade
Mixers on the Mall
Kalamazoo Holiday Parade


Contact

Meg Gernaat 269.344.0795

 

Members 

Jennie Bach Cook
Discover Kalamazoo
 
Paul Ecklund
Disability Network SW MI
 
Grant Fletcher
Bronson Methodist Hospital
 
Pat Halpin
Downtown Resident
 
Brian Hill
Gonzo's Bigg Dogg Brewing Co. 
 
Elspeth Inglis, Vice-Chair
Kalamazoo Valley Museum
 
Sean Fletcher
City of Kalamazoo
 
Betty Peristeridis, Chair
Argo's East
 
Adrienne Wissner
Memories Bridal & Evening Wear