Board of Directors & Staff Where it's @

Kim Granholm

Kim Granholm
President
Kim owns Aurora Fastprint located at 54 E. Galena Blvd. in downtown Aurora. She took over the family business from her late father, Tom, who served as a former president of Aurora Downtown.

Lulu Blacksmith

Lulu Blacksmith
Vice President
Lulu is the Dean for Student and Community Engagement at Waubonsee Community College. Lulu is the founder of the nonprofit organization Companeros and Salud/Partners in Health. She received SHARE's honor of Woman of Power in 2014.
 

Roger Schnorr

Roger Schnorr
Treasurer
Roger is the Senior Vice President of Commercial Banking at Old Second National Bank in downtown Aurora.

Jason Sunderland

Jason Sunderland
Events Chair
Jason is a broker for Keller Williams Realty. Jason also works at SciTech Hands on Museum.

Gina Salamone

Gina Salamone
Streetscape Chair
Gina is a lawyer for Huck Bouma. Gina is a director at the firm and concentrates her practice on elder law, estate planning and special needs planning

Brian Failing

Brian Failing
BAR Chair
Brian is the executive director at Aurora Regional Fire Museum.

Cort Carlson

Cort Carlson
Marketing Chair
Cort is the executive director of Aurora Area Convention and Visitors Bureau.

Clara Diaz

Clara Diaz
 
Clara is the owner of Balderas Beauty Salon located at 25 N. Broadway in downtown Aurora. She worked with other Broadway businesses to initiate the window painting along Route 25 for the holidays.
 

Scot Bode

Scot Bode
 
Scot is the owner of PME Cake Supplies located at 35 N. Broadway in downtown Aurora. Scot has assisted in the efforts along the Broadway corridor.

Emily Beaupre

Emily Beaupre
 
Emily is the owner of Zen Loft Wellness Center located at 6 W. Downer Pl. in downtown Aurora. Emily also owns Sunshine Massage and Body Work and is a massage therapist. She recently completed yoga training.

Karen Christensen

Karen Christensen
 
Karen is the city of Aurora's former director of downtown development. Karen also started A-Town Poetics, a poetry group that meets locally.
 

Tim Frederick

Tim Frederick
 
Tim is the co-owner of If These Walls Could Talk Custom Framing and Gallery located at 32 S. Stolp Ave. in downtown Aurora.

Reba Osborne

Reba Osborne
 
Reba is the director of membership for the Aurora Regional Chamber of Commerce. Reba has a background in nonprofits and real estate.

Shannon Cameron

 
Shannon is the director of education at the Paramount School of the Arts located at 20 S. Stolp in downtown Aurora.

Jimi Allen

 
Jimi is the owner of Jimi Allen Studios and Bureau Gravity. Jimi restored the Gravity Building at 56 S. LaSalle St. in downtown Aurora.

Don Hughes

 
Don is the city of Aurora's Downtown Development Coordinator. Don was hired in 2017 to help put the updated Downtown Master Plan into action.

Tony Hunsberger

 
Tony is the owner of Health Markets located 41 W. New York St. in downtown Aurora.

Miriam Meza

Aurora Public Library representative
 
 

Sam Velasquez

 
Sam is the owner of Windy City Production located at 42 W. Downer Pl. in downtown Aurora.

Marissa Amoni

Editor
Staff
Marissa is the Event Coordinator for Aurora Downtown. She was the founder, editor, and publisher of Downtown Auroran Magazine for eight years.
 
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