Amanda Everitt

Executive Director

Passionate about community and a fixture in local nonprofit work, Amanda was one of the founders of AHA! A Hands on Adventure, A Children's Museum. She serves on the boards of Lancaster Friends of the Parks, Lancaster Sherman Rotary, Keller Market House, and Equality Ohio. Committed to the revitalization of downtown Lancaster where she lives, plays, and works, Amanda has always enjoyed eating, drinking and shopping her way through the historic streets of Lancaster in the name of economic development. The Executive Director of Destination Downtown Lancaster, she lives in the downtown historic district with her 5 children, 3 fur babies, and husband, Bryan.

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Colin Hietikko

Events and Marketing Coordinator

Colin organized events for DDL as a volunteer and advocate when he was a student at Lancaster High School.  Now he organizes all of our events and manages our marketing and programming!  As an old soul who values community above all else, Colin brings his social media prowess and relationship building skills to DDL. Colin is the “Captain of Fun” Downtown!  He is an active member of the Lancaster-Sherman Rotary Club, Young Professionals of Lancaster, and The Lancaster Arts and Civics Club. On top of all that he somehow finds time to devote to friends and family, while seeking adventures in his Jeep and visiting unique places. Colin is also a student at Ohio Christian University where he is studying business with a focus in marketing. 

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Margie Kunkler

Downtown Beautification Specialist

Margie is responsible for keeping the sidewalks clean within the downtown and Special Improvement District.  She can often be seen riding the Gator through the streets, battling weeds, trash and (her ultimate nemesis) cigarette butts!  The war on litter is in full effect and Margie is the ultimate soldier!  We so appreciate her diligence!


SID Snow & Ice Removal

The SID annually contracts with local companies to provide snow and ice removal on sidewalks within the Special Improvement District. Most recently we have used the services of Kirkbride Lawn Care.

Board Members

CHAIR - Aaron Leu, The Well

CHAIR-ELECT - Brad Roach, BSR Financial

TREASURER - Eric Croft, Fairfield National Bank

MAYORAL SEAT - David Scheffler

COUNTY APPOINTED - Jeff Fix, Fairfield County Commissioner

SID APPOINTED - Tracie Dowdy, Tracie Lynn’s Collections  

SECRETARY - Melody Bobbitt, 1st Ward City Council

Christa Moody, Fairfield Federal Savings & Loan

David Dryden, Dryden Investments

Eric Brown, Property Owner

Jason Annecy, Nationwide

Kate Bruce, Bruce Chiropractic

Kathryn Cheek, Promotions by Design

Marie Marcella, Graphic Designer - MRL Homestyles

Teresa Marshall, Service Master

Sallie Molnar, Community Volunteer