Dewey and Sutherland Newest Staff Additions at the Downtown Missoula Partnership

Brandon Dewey and Gretchen Sutherland have joined the staff at the Downtown Missoula Partnership, which is dedicated to leading and nurturing a vibrant Downtown as a place where people are inspired.

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Dewey is the DMP’s Program Director and is responsible for the Heritage Missoula Programming, including the Unseen Missoula guided walking tours, the Legacy Trail, and interpretive kiosks, as well as project management for implementation of the North Riverside Parks & Trails Plan and placemaking projects.

Dewey comes to Missoula from the Bitterroot Valley, where he served in several different staff roles for the Town of Stevensville over a 10-year period. His cross-departmental tenure included parks & recreation, public safety, planning, community relations, finance and human resource management. He was elected to public office and served as Mayor of Stevensville from 2018-2021.

His community involvement includes service in community organizations like the Stevensville Main Street Association where he has served as a board member since 2012.

picture of gretchen sutherlandSutherland is the DMP’s Membership and Events Director, focusing primarily on the Missoula Downtown Association Membership Program: recruitment, retention, planning and executing events and supporting MDA’s 500+ members. She will manage the Out to Lunch Summer Series, Parade of Lights, and components of River City Roots Fest.

A native of Northwest Ohio, Sutherland moved to Missoula in 2008. She has a B.S. in Wildlife Biology from the University of Findlay (Findlay, OH). She spent the last 10 years working for Missoula Parks and Recreation, running both youth and sports programs. She also spent seven seasons working up at Montana Snowbowl. She has a love for the community and is excited to take on a new role in community development and engagement.

The Downtown Missoula Partnership is comprised of three distinct organizations dedicated to making Downtown Missoula the best it can be.

For more information, contact the DMP Office via phone (406-543-4238) or email ([email protected]).

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