The Downtown Ambassador Program was created to enhance the experience and quality of life in Downtown Missoula. Funded by the property owners in the Downtown Business Improvement District, the Downtown Ambassadors serve the businesses, employees, and patrons of Downtown with valuable hospitality services for Downtown guests and help the City of Missoula Police Department with crime prevention. They are here to help with any non-emergency issues in Downtown such as reporting graffiti, evening escorts to vehicles or transit, vandalism and more. If you would like assistance from a Downtown Ambassador, please contact the BID office at 406.728.1140.
Laurie has lived in Missoula for more than 40 years and is very familiar with the Downtown district. She worked for many years as a teacher and a coach, and she was involved in the Reserve Deputy Sheriff program for four years. From these positions, Laurie boasts the talent to instruct and assist visitors and the ability to secure our Downtown streets.
Rick joined the BID in March 2008 to fill the second Downtown Ambassador position. He enrolled at The University of Montana in 1967 before entering the United States Navy in 1971. He served in the Navy from 1971 to 1975 taking him all over the world. Rick brings a unique perspective and understanding to the position as he built, owned and operated New Era Bicycles, currently Hunting & Gathering at 741 S. Higgins, from 1982 to 1998. He served as Vice Chairman of the Southside Neighborhood Alliance and has served on the East County Missoula Sewer Board since 1994.
The Ambassadors collect monthly statistics on activity in Downtown Missoula. To review this information by year, please click on the links below.
2013 Ambassador Statistics
2012 Ambassador Statistics
2011 Ambassador Statistics
2010 Ambassador Statistics
2009 Ambassador Statistics
2008 Ambassador Statistics
2007 Ambassador Statistics
2006 Ambassador Statistics