Alliance News
Week of April 23, 2018
Spring Clean - Friday, April 27
The Olympia Parks Stewardship staff, the Downtown Ambassadors and Clean Team are holding a pre-Arts Walk work party. The party will focus on picking up litter, painting, and providing some TLC to our downtown streets and alleys. All ages welcome! Tools, gloves and refreshments will be provided. To sign up, or for more information, contact Mark Rentfrow, Downtown Liaison, at 360.570.3798 or  mrentfro@ci.olympia.wa.us .
 
Work Party Details
·       Friday, April 27, 2018
·       9-11:30 a.m.
·       Meet at the entrance to SS TJ Potter Alley, 412 Capitol Way S.
Ambassadors Honored for their work Downtown
Downtown Alliance member, the  Dispute Resolution Center , annualy awards the Evan Ferber Peacemaker Leadership Award “to recognize an individual or individuals who have provided extraordinary leadership in promoting and strengthening civil discourse and civic harmony.”

This year’s award was presented to Teal Russell and Katherine Trahan, who serve as Downtown Ambassadors for the City of Olympia. The Downtown Ambassadors Program has been very successful in using a mental-health peer recovery model. The ambassadors have training in peer counseling and they take a mental health-empathy approach when defusing conflicts that sometimes arise between individuals. 

If you are downtown and find yourself in need of assistance from the downtown ambassadors, they can be reached, Tuesday through Saturday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. at 360-338-2853.

Congrats to Teal and Katherine for their great work in Downtown Olympia!
Arts Walk Weekend has Arrived!

Maps and More: This is a big weekend for Downtown businesses and the public. Helpful information and maps can be found on the City of Olympia at http://olympiawa.gov/city-services/parks/artswalk.aspx. General road closures for the event can be found on our website here.

Music Out Loud: The Music Out Loud project will unveil it's first three mosaics this weekend. You can see them during an Arts Walk walking tour on Sat., April 28, from 12-2 p.m. The tour will begin at 4th Ave. and Chestnut St., and will continue to 5th Ave. and Capitol Way. The project posthumously honors musicians who have significantly contributed to music growth in the area or made a name for Olympia. You can read more the mosaics here . The second part of the project involves live music. Each of these locations will become a living testament to music in our community, with 9 total acoustic music performances to be scheduled over the summer, in partnership with the Olympia Downtown Alliance.
FREE - Business Coaching for Downtown Businesses
Take advantage of a great, new program brought to you by the Olympia Downtown Alliance… DO-BIS! This program offers downtown businesses free individual business advising sessions. EDC Business Coach Christine Buckley has assisted dozens of downtown businesses over the years. DO-BIS is offered in partnership with the Thurston Economic Development Council (EDC), and funded by the City of Olympia.

For more information, call us at 360-357-8948 or email Todd Cutts at tcutts@downtownolympia.org .
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