Kris Michell

Kris Michell oversees the day-to-day operations of the 300+ membership organization with responsibility for implementing the Board’s Strategic Plan for downtown overseeing the $6 million Clean and Safe program; a 24/7 operation of maintenance and safety services.Prior to her selection as President/CEO, Kris served as Chief of Staff to Mayor Jerry Sanders where she ran the day-to-day operations of the Mayor’s Office implementing the Mayor’s ambitious agenda for city government. As past Vice President of the Sickels Group, she oversaw risk management with government approval/entitlements for key projects. Kris is proud to serve on the boards of: San Diego County Convention and Visitor’s Bureau, San Diego Regional Economic Development Corporation, United Way of San Diego County, San Diego Foundation Regional Vision Group, She is a member of a variety of organizations including the Downtown Rotary Club of San Diego 33, the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce Public Policy Committee, and the Ending Homelessness Leadership Team.