The Design Committee takes charge of enhancing the physical appearance of the commercial district by rehabilitating historic buildings, encouraging supportive new construction, developing sensitive design management systems, and long-term planning.
Design Committee Chair: Dana Alonzi
Design Committee Meetings: 2nd Tuesday of the month at 6:30 pm.
The Justice, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion (JEDI) Committee is tasked with building consensus and cooperation among the many groups and individuals who have a role in revitalization. The JEDI Committee promotes intercultural understanding and acceptance among DSC Staff, volunteers, and community members by educating, empowering, and creating self-awareness in the context of a global society.
The JEDI Committee fosters an environment of inclusion and equality with fairness, appreciation for individual differences, and respect for all.
JEDI Committee Chair: JEDI
JEDI Committee Meetings: 3rd Tuesday of the month at 6:30 pm, at Barrier-Free.
The Promotion Committee works on marketing the traditional commercial district’s assets to customers, potential investors, new businesses, local citizens, and visitors.
Promotion Committee Chair: Helene Taylor
Promotion Committee Meetings: 1st Tuesday of each month, at 7 pm, in one of the downtown restaurants. Contact Us for the monthly location (in-person meetings have not resumed yet).
The Economic Development Committee works to strengthen the district’s existing economic base while finding ways to expand it to meet new opportunities and challenges from outlying development.
Economic Development Committee Chair: TBD
Economic Development Committee Meetings: 2nd Tuesday of each month, at 1 pm, virtually. Contact Us for the Zoom link.
The Green, Clean & Safe Committee seeks to make Sykesville a cleaner, greener and healthier place to live, work, and play, while promoting individual responsibility for the community environment. The Green Committee and Keep Sykesville Beautiful Program share projects and volunteers. The Green Committee focuses on improving and maintaining the downtown gardens and their schedule of educational programs.
Green, Clean & Safe Committee Chair: Laura Donnell
Green, Clean & Safe Committee Meetings: 3rd Wednesday of the month at the Sykesville ‘Eileen M. Merkle’ Community Garden, weather permitting, 5:30 pm. Contact Us for the latest information.