The Board of the El Paso Downtown Management District may establish committees for the purpose of providing special attention on specified projects, programs, services, and/or operations. Committee members are appointed by the Executive Committee and may include At-Large Members. Below is a list of DMD established Committees, their charters, and current membership.
Executive Committee: Responsibilities are to serve as a governance body for the organization; provide guidance and feedback to the Executive Director on day-to-day operational matters and on strategic goals of the organization. Members: Jamie Gallagher (President), Jon Law (Vice-President), Mike McQueen (Secretary), Laura Pople (Treasurer), Martin Morgades, Peter Spier, and Ruben Torres.
Finance Committee: Responsibilities are to: prepare and recommend an annual budget for the organization;, expense review, check and balances, accounting/reporting oversight, provide investments reports as mandated by law, and recommend adoption of an investment policy annually. Members: Laura Pople (Treasurer), Arlene Carroll, Sam Legate, Monty Rogers, Wayne Soza, and Ruben Torres.
Grant Review Committee: Review grant applications and make recommendations to the board concerning the Downtown Grant Programs. Members: Peter Spier (Chair), Eric Pearson, Y.I. Santoscoy, Laura Foster (City), Rafa Arellano (City), Pacelli Mesta (At-Large), and Providencia Velasquez (City).
Marketing Committee: Oversee and provide input on the marketing, advertising and promotional efforts of the organization. Members: Jon Law (Chair), Bill Burton, Jorge Hernandez, Y.I. Santoscoy, Brad Taylor, Edie Zuvanich and Gracie Cain (At-Large).
Infrastructure & Advocacy Committee: Monitors ongoing physical improvements within the downtown, oversees the DMD’s sanitation efforts, and identifies issues and positions where the DMD’s advocacy is needed. Members: Mike McQueen (Chair), Madhi Nair, Alejo Restrepo, Martin Morgades, Ben Gonzalez, Ryan Paulk (At-Large), Ben Marcus (At-Large) and Commander Tom Peña (At-Large).
Each committee meets monthly within the DMD offices at 201 E. Main Street, Suite 107. Click here for the complete 2017 DMD meeting schedule.