Mirtha Becerra joined the Downtown Missoula Partnership in October 2018 as its new Director of Giving. She will be responsible for grant writing and donor development for the Missoula Downtown Foundation, the 501c3 non-profit with the mission to support and promote the spirit and heritage of Missoula through cultural, historical and economic enhancement of Downtown, now and for future generations.
Becerra currently serves as a Ward 2 Representative on the Missoula City Council. She previously worked for the City-County Office of Planning & Grants, serving as a land-use planner from 2003-2008 and a transportation planner from 2008-2013.
She has a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Studies and a master’s degree in Urban Planning, both from the State University of New York in Buffalo. She is married to Adam, and they have two children.
Long-time Missoulian John Corwin is the new Business Development Director for the Downtown Missoula Partnership. He will be responsible for the business development initiatives for Downtown Missoula and will assist with the update of the Downtown Master Plan and the renewal of the Downtown Business Improvement District.
Corwin was a commercial and consumer loan officer for the Missoula Federal Credit Union for 14 years, where he advised business clients, including start-ups, and provided financial consulting services. Corwin holds a BA in English from the University of Montana and was a teacher prior to his career in banking.
A Montana native, Corwin and his wife, Vicki, raised three children in Missoula, and he has served on several non-profit boards, including the Five Valleys Land Trust, Partners in Home Care and Trout Unlimited.
Lincoln Mansch joined the Downtown Missoula Partnership in May of 2018. He will be directly responsible for all broad-based marketing of Downtown Missoula; event planning, production and marketing; gift card marketing; and social media outreach. His primary events include the Downtown ToNight Summer Series, River City Roots Festival, Small Business Saturday, Winter BrewFest, and Garden City BrewFest.
A 2008 graduate of Loyola Sacred Heart High School, Mansch attended Peru State College in Peru, Neb., where he earned a B.S. in Communications, Sports Management and Exercise Science and played baseball for the Bobcats. Mansch earned an M.S. in Tourism Administration, Sports Management & Hospitality from the George Washington University in 2016.
Mansch served as the assistant director of media and public relations for the athletic department at the University of Wyoming, where he handled all sports information responsibilities for volleyball, wrestling, swimming & diving, and golf from 2015-2018. He also worked in medical records at Partnership Health Center in Missoula for several years and worked at Ford’s Theatre in Washington, D.C. and Tandem Sports & Entertainment in Arlington, Va.