Community or Economic DevelopmentBoard of DirectorsNonprofit Member
Founded in 1989 by a group of visionary business and civic leaders to revitalize the heart of their community, Downtown Lee’s Summit Main Street, Inc. is a nationally-recognized and accredited 501c3 nonprofit organization dedicated to the revitalization of Downtown Lee’s Summit.
The National Trust Main Street Center Four-Point Approach® to commercial district revitalization, a community-driven effort to create strong social cohesion and economic opportunity, is the driving force behind the development and success of Downtown Lee's Summit.
DLSMS has won multiple state and national awards for excellence in downtown revitalization and management, including the 2010 Great American Main Street Award®. The National Trust Main Street Center presents this award to only five communities across the nation every year.
Over 100 days of community events are hosted in Downtown Lee's Summit, drawing hundreds of thousands of people each year to a thriving and vibrant downtown. Home to over 100 locally-owned businesses, Downtown Lee's Summit continues to grow through the support of the Shop Small movement.
Volunteers donate thousands of service hours each year to help ensure that Downtown Lee’s Summit continues to serve as the economic and cultural hub of the community, as well as a premier destination for entertainment and shopping in the Kansas City metro.