Cynthia Fargo, Chief Executive Officer
Cindi has over twenty five years of diverse experience in business improvement district management and commercial district revitalization with four different city programs. This practical knowledge combined with her non-profit management skills make her uniquely qualified to lead DSA. Ms Fargo holds a bachelor’s in Urban Studies and Planning and minor in Anthropology from University of California, San Diego, CA. She received the Centennial Award, State of New Mexico, for La Placita in New Mexico in 2010; honored in 2011 by the National Main Street Center, National Trust for Historic Preservation, for twenty five years of leadership; received a Woman of Achievement Award in 2005 from Business and Professional Women, Livingston, Montana; received the State of California Governor’s Award for Excellence – Economic Development, 1994, and State of California Governor’s Award for Design, 1994. She is also a program founder in Encinitas, CA, a Great American Main Street City, 2003.
Charisse Lowry, Office Manager, CTA
Charisse has been with the Alliance since 1998 when she joined the Hospitality Team. She brought with her a vast experience in customer service and office administration. As a member of the Downtown Hospitality Team, she provided information and support to the area businesses and visitors and gained an in-depth knowledge of Downtown Stockton. Currently working as an Office Manager, Charisse is responsible for office management and administrative support in all five service areas within the Alliance.
Sylwia Lipiec-Qualls, Graphic & Communications Manager, CTA
Sylwia holds a Master of Arts in English Language and Literature from the University of Maria Curie-Sklodowska in Lublin, Poland. She has over 15 years experience working in marketing, communications, and graphic design. She has created promotional materials for corporate, political, and educational entities as well as small businesses and local artists. Currently she is responsible for print and electronic communications, and content management of the Downtown Stockton website. She also works on design, layout and management of Downtown Stockton Alliance’s promotional materials and publications and oversees downtown advertising and select public arts programs.
Courtney Wood, Economic Development Coordinator
Courtney is a two-time University of the Pacific alumna with over ten years of customer service experience, a Master of Business Administration from the Eberhardt School of Business and a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from the College of the Pacific. She came on board at DSA as a Marketing & Events Intern in June 2016 and then, as a Special Projects Assistant, she played a key role in the successful re-certification of the Downtown PBID. In her current role as Economic Development Coordinator, Courtney maintains property owner contact information databases; facilitates DSA’s entrepreneur workshops; and collaborates on implementing economic development initiatives. Her goal is to coordinate with both existing and potential downtown property and business owners to foster a vibrant, supportive community and a flourishing, sustainable economy in downtown.
Shirley Griffith / Special Events Ambassador / CTA / firstname.lastname@example.org / 209-888-8631
Manuel Laguna / Resident Historian Ambassador / CTA / email@example.com / 209-888-8636
Johnny Palacios / Ambassador / CTA / firstname.lastname@example.org / 209-888-8633
Employment Opportunities with Downtown Stockton Alliance – call 209-464-5246