Downtown Wichita Falls Development is delighted to name Alisha Hagler as full time Program Director for the nonprofit. As Program Director, Alisha’s priorities will be merchant relations, creating and assisting with DWFD programs and initiatives, and management of the Downtown Wichita Falls Farmers Market at 713 Ohio Street.
“Alisha’s love for the Farmers Market over the past 18 months has resulted in unprecedented growth and success. The ability to nurture meaningful relationships with vendors and provide programming that builds bridges to our downtown district made her a natural choice for the role of Program Director. Our Board is excited to welcome her to our team and support her in continuing growth in the Farmers Market and the Downtown District!” Becky Raeke, DWFD Board Chairman
“I’m honored for the opportunity to continue serving small business and my community in a more comprehensive capacity. My passion for local entrepreneurship and bridging gaps in commerce is what drives me to develop stronger relationships that focus on access to local food, small business development, and creating lasting connections.” Alisha Hagler
“I am ecstatic to have Alisha join the staff at Downtown Development and bring forth her professionalism and her passion for small businesses, entrepreneurship, and the Farmers Market. Alisha’s specific skill set of consensus building, organization, and relationship management has been monumental in the Downtown community since her involvement began. She will be a perfect fit for our nonprofit as we continue to catalyze change, advocate for our merchants and advance the development of the district. ” Jana Schmader, DWFD Executive Director
Alisha will begin her full time position, alongside the current staff of two, at Downtown Wichita Falls Development on Monday, August 15.