Learn How to Get Involved
Definitely De Pere is a volunteer-driven organization; all of our events, projects, and success stories depend on volunteers from De Pere’s business and residential community. Definitely De Pere has four separate committees which feature varying focuses and projects associated with them.
The De Pere Beautification Committee is a volunteer-based committee that focuses on streetscape beautification projects and seasonal decorations, in an effort to continually beautify De Pere. The program also holds the annual Grow with De Pere Fundraising Campaign and Garden of Merit recognition program for residents and business owners in De Pere that go above and beyond to beautify the community with their gardens.
If you have an interest in gardening, volunteering, fundraising, or in beautifying downtown De Pere, this committee would be a great fit for you.
Chaired by Rose Smits | Meets at 7:00 am on the first Tuesday of the month | 925 S. Sixth Street, De Pere
The Design Committee works with the City of De Pere and downtown business owners on enhancement projects that help elevate commercial property values and reduce vacancies. Projects include facade rehabilitations, design review for future construction projects, providing input on public improvements, signage consultation services, and more.
If you have an interest in construction, historic preservation, architecture, planning, public improvements, this committee is the place for you.
Chaired by Ryan Jennings | Meets at 4pm on the third Wednesday of the month | 320 Main Avenue, #102, De Pere
The Economic Enhancement Committee seeks to recruit new businesses to downtown De Pere, retain existing businesses, and offer relevant services to business owners that enhance their chances of success. This committee works closely with the City of De Pere, St. Norbert College, and the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation.
If you are interested in economic development, planning, business services, finance, or market research, this committee is perfect for you.
Chaired by Tom Gavic | Meets at 7:30 am on the second Friday of the month | 301 Main Avenue, De Pere
The Promotions Committee works to plan and coordinate all of Definitely De Pere’s seasonal events, and to market and promote downtown businesses through regional tourism groups like the Greater Green Bay Convention and Visitors Bureau and Travel Wisconsin. The Promotions Committee also helps involve businesses in regional events that are not coordinated by Definitely De Pere such as Green Bay Restaurant Week, Celebrate De Pere and more.
If you are interested in event planning, marketing, public relations, bringing new events to De Pere, or tourism, this committee will draw your interest.
Chaired by Brenda Busch | Meets at 11:45 am on the fourth Friday of the month | business location changes each month in Downtown De Pere
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