About Us

Salina Downtown Inc. was established as a nonprofit merchant’s association in 1975, and was one of the first business improvement districts in Kansas, beginning in 1983. SDI is governed by a 13 member board of directors. Board agendas and minutes can be accessed here. SDI supports small business through several development incentives. The entrepreneurial spirit upon which Salina was founded is still the heartbeat of our independently owned businesses. It is our mission to champion a healthy and vibrant downtown community!

Salina Downtown is a destination location being conveniently located at the crossroads of I-135 and I-70. It is also home to the beautiful 1931 historical Stiefel Theatre, Smoky Hill Museum, and the brand new 70,000 square foot Salina Fieldhouse. Salina Downtown is a place where you can not only dine and shop with friends, but gather for historic car cruises, parades and family fun runs. Our pedestrian friendly atmosphere encourages you to explore, experience, and enjoy, what Salina Downtown has to offer!

Meet the team!


Executive Director

Penny Bettles has been with Salina Downtown, Inc. since 2011 and has been acting director since 2016. Since becoming the Director, Penny has worked diligently in overseeing the administration, programming, strategic plan and financial stability of the organization. 
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Downtown Aesthetic Specialist

Brenden joined SDI in March of 2019 as our new part-time Downtown Aesthetic Specialist. He helps maintain sidewalks, back parking lots, tunnels, plazas and curbs. Brenden has a passion for downtown and does a fantastic job creating a clean atmosphere for all to enjoy! 

Mindi Davidson, First Bank Kansas, President
Mike Wilson, ComPro Realty, Vice President
Wayne DeBey, The Flower Nook, Treasurer 
Cassie Streit, Stick it with Streit Sandblasting, Secretary
Larry Bunker, Peaceful Body Wellness Retreat,
Stuart Hieger, Wells Fargo, Past President
Lee Legleiter, Hampton & Royce
Matt Stewart, The Voo
Robin Vandegrift, Consolidated Printing
Dagney Stromberg, Dagney's Ice Cream/Gentle Touch Chiropractic
Terry Hauschel, Salina Regional Health Center
Karie Bogart, Flipping Fabulous
Jacob Wilson, Restore Properties
Board of Directors


120 W Ash Street

PO Box 1065

Salina, KS 67402-1065


Tel 785-825-0535

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120 West Ash - PO  Box  1065 - Salina, KS 67401 (785) 825-0535