Dutchtown organizations have established a committee format for community-led improvement in the neighborhood. The Dutchtown Committees project is a joint effort between DT2 • Downtown Dutchtown, the Dutchtown Community Improvement District, and the UrbanMain Initiative.
While certain projects will focus on the Dutchtown CID footprint or the UrbanMain target area, we’ll also work on projects that target broader areas of the neighborhood. We encourage residents and business owners from all over Dutchtown to join one or more committees that suit your interests.
If you’re already ready to sign up, you can jump straight to the signup form.
All committees meet at 6pm at Dutchtown’s Neighborhood Innovation Center, located at 3207 Meramec. If you prefer to connect virtually, contact us and we can provide a video link. You can find meeting dates below, or on the Dutchtown Calendar.
The Design Committee works on improvements to the neighborhood’s physical elements, while preserving the community’s authentic character and sense of space. We look at our historic buildings and public spaces and seek ways to improve these invaluable assets.
Meets on the first Thursday of each month.
Economic Vitality Committee
The Economic Vitality Committee strengthens anddiversifies the local economy by supporting existing Dutchtown businesses, encouraging entrepreneurship in the neighborhood, and seeking appropriate development. We’ll work with current and potential business owners, residential and commercial property owners, and other parties to bring investment and economic activity to Dutchtown.
Meets on the second Tuesday of each month.
The Promotion Committee is the marketing arm of Dutchtown. We get the word out about activity, culture, commerce, and community life, market Dutchtown’s assets, and amplify a positive image for the neighborhood. We organize events, promote local businesses, and develop a strong brand and presence for Dutchtown.
Meets on the second Thursday of each month.
The Organization Committee’s goal is to bring the community together to build consensus and a common vision, assemble resources, and lead revitalization. Our committee unites the volunteer, fundraising, and communication networks that make things happen.
Meets on the third Tuesday of each month.
Safe Clean and Green Committee
The Safe Clean and Green Committee works with neighborhood stakeholders on beautification and maintenance, security, community justice services, and green initiatives. Safe Clean and Green works on strategies for improving perceptions and realities in Dutchtown by developing strategies to tackle safety and beautification issues.
Meets on the third Thursday of each month.
How It Works
The Dutchtown Committees report to the boards of DT2 and the Dutchtown CID. The boards also seek input from the community and the UrbanMain Steering Committee, and they direct the work of the Dutchtown Growth Manager.
The Safe Clean & Green Committee reports to the Dutchtown CID board, as their activities are more infrastructure related. The other committees report to the board of DT2. Both boards will have joint meetings to hear and discuss the findings and recommendations of each committee.
Ready to Sign Up?
Fill out the form below and our committee chairs will get in touch with you.