Downtown Kalamazoo Incorporated (DKI) is governed by a board of directors representing the downtown business community. DKI coordinates the activities of the Downtown Development Authority, Downtown Tomorrow, Inc. and DKA Charities, provides staffing and management services to each subsidiary corporation, and charges fees for these services. DKI is linked to DDA, DTI and DKAC at the board level through shared board members.

The DKI Board is responsible for coordinating all community and governmental political interaction, downtown and organizational strategic planning, project and program formulations, operations and capital financing, budgeting and staffing. In addition, DKI is specifically responsible for business recruiting, management of the parking system, managing downtown services, and developing a major marketing campaign to enhance the image of downtown and attract investor and public interest.

Mission Statement: The promise of downtown is to be a focal point for a distinctive sense of community, forming the foundation for educational, economic and personal success for all.


Steve Deisler, 269.344.0795.



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James Bridenstine
Kalamazoo Institute of Arts
Derek Wissner
Memories Bridal and Evening Wear
Jim Ritsema
City of Kalamazoo
Caroline Ham
Andrew Haan
Governor's Office of Urban Initiatives
Tom Shuster
Tom Shuster Electric
Margaret Patton
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Ann Rohrbaugh
Kalamazoo Public Library
Chris Shook
Jim Gilmore Enterprises
Cindy Stewart
Stewart & Company
Seth Weeldreyer
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Susan Diffenderfer
Sticks & Stones
Robert Cinabro
Cinabro Law
Bob Lewis
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Clarence Lloyd
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Susan Watts
Bronson Healthcare Group
Chris Zeigler
MRC Industries
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