The Downtown Ithaca Alliance consists of many hard
workers. There are three full-time employees, 3 part-time employees, seasonal Hospitality Ambassadors, and many interns and volunteers that help to fulfill the
needs of Downtown Ithaca.
Gary Ferguson, Executive Director
Gary has been Director of the DIA since 1999. He has previous experience with the Cities of Lewiston, ME; Dayton, OH; and Grand Junction, CO. His specialties are in business attraction and retention, urban design, public policy and strategic planning.
Vicki Taylor, Associate Director
Vicki Taylor is the Associate Director for the Downtown Ithaca Alliance. She oversees and manages the Marketing and Events Department for the organization, and assists with administration and business development.
Kristin Lewis, Operations Director
Kris Lewis, the former proprietor of Morris' Men's Wear, is the DIA's Operations Director. She oversees downtown operations concerning ambassadors, maintenance on the commons, and beautification, as well as government relations and business retention.
Patty Clark, Events Manager
Patty joins the DIA staff as the new Events Manager. Patty will be overseeing the DIA's events including Chili Cook-off, Apple Harvest Festival, the Summer Concert Series, and more. Patty has worked for the Ithaca Festival, AIDS Ride for Life, Clearwater Festival, Grassroots Festival of Music and Dance, and many other events.
Shannon Williamson, Communications & Design Manager
Shannon brings to the DIA her experience in marketing, graphic design, photography and publishing. She designs all of our print materials and has created a look for Downtown Ithaca that can be seen in all of our communications.
Evan D. Williams, Office Manager
Evan D. Williams is the day-to-day point person for the DIA and contributes to a variety of research projects relating to the betterment of the community. An Ithaca native, he is a graduate of Ithaca College and New York University and has worked and volunteered at a number of downtown organizations.
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