President’s Column

Out to Lunch, Downtown Tonight, Farmers Market, Clark Fork Market…it is here! The balsamroots have been in full force turning parts of the mountain yellow and are already starting to move on to leave room for another array of beautiful summer wildflowers. It seems like when the Mountains start to turn shades of yellow, blue,…

Nothing says summer to me like the markets starting up and Garden City Brewfest. It means the air is warming and we see green everywhere instead of grey. Without the long winter Spring and Summer just wouldn’t seem as sweet and precious. People start to flood Downtown on Saturdays to buy up local produce and…

Spring is here and with it comes a new vibrancy in Downtown Missoula. It means flower baskets are close to going up and street cleaning continues to go in full force, keeping our Downtown beautiful and welcoming. Along with the hundreds of small things the MDA does to keep our Downtown a place where businesses…

Downtown Missoula is in such an exciting place as we begin the long trudge out of winter and into spring. It might seem like it will never come after this previous week, but as does the changing landscape of downtown, the weather will undoubtedly change as well. Since we don’t have warm weather to look…

There are moments in an organization and in a community that end up being transformational in the impact, direction, and energy they bring and the path they take them on. We are at a point where we are experiencing a series of independent moments that are all converging together, and set to change the landscape…