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The position of Impact Downtown Chair is responsible for finding opportunities for collaboration with downtown entities. It will be at the chair's discretion whether to utilize a committee process for the planning and execution of Impact Downtown events and initiatives, assisting in promoting the downtown core.

This is a voting position.

What You'll Do

  • Help to find opportunities for collaborative events with other organizations and YPC Chairs
  • Organize events that take place in the Downtown area (Downtown Scavenger Hunt, YPC City Ride, etc.)
  • Plan the Signature YPC Event Sips, Samples and Sights architectural tour of downtown and collaborate with community partners, including, but not limited to the Iowa Architectural Foundation.

What It Takes

  • Knowledge of the downtown area and/or a strong willingness to network with business owners and event managers
  • A passion for the downtown area
  • Strong organization and communication skills
  • The ability to balance planning of multiple events
  • Time Commitment: 5-10 hours per week

A Strong Candidate

  • Has a strong network of downtown business and community leaders
  • Is “in the know” of events and organizations in Downtown Des Moines that could provide value to membership
  • Has a strong knowledge of the mission and purpose of YPC

3 Traits Describing an Ideal Candidate

  • Flexible
  • Organized
  • Committed