Downtown Kirkwood Advisory Commission

Serve on the Downtown Kirkwood Advisory Commission

If you are a property owner or business owner or manager of a municipally-licensed business within the boundaries of Downtown Kirkwood Special Business District (SBD), then you are eligible to serve on the Downtown Kirkwood Advisory Commission (DKAC). Terms on the commission are three years. No commissioner can serve more than two consecutive terms. Serving on the commission can be both personally and professionally rewarding.

The commission meets the third Wednesday of each month beginning at 8:00 Kirkwood City Hall. The meetings are usually about 75- 90 minutes.

The Role of a Downtown Kirkwood Advisory Commissioner

Advisory Commissioners work with the SBD staff to make Downtown Kirkwood the most vibrant regional destination for shopping, dining, living and working. Advisory Commissioners help support the district’s mission to promote business and support the community through innovative cultural, social and economic opportunities that benefit our membership.

Two of the nine Downtown Kirkwood Advisory Commissioners also serve on the Kirkwood Farmers’ Market Committee. The DKAC sets strategic goals and allocates the budget for the downtown Kirkwood organization and then submits the district’s budget to the city council for approval.

The Opportunities and Benefits of Service

As a member of the DKAC you will have the opportunity to meet and work with other downtown Kirkwood business people, elected officials and others that you would not have had the pleasure of knowing if you didn’t serve on the commission. Plus, you can gain valuable perspective on the challenges and rewards of running a business that is not related to your own. And, you will also gain an increased appreciation of what it means to be part of an organization that promotes and enhances downtown Kirkwood and the community.

The Process

Candidates for the DKAC are nominated by the Nominating Committee and approved by the DKAC. Then, candidates’ names are placed on a ballot that is mailed to all the members of the Special Business District. After the votes are tallied, the candidates’ names with the most votes are submitted to the Kirkwood City Council for consideration and official appointment to the Downtown Kirkwood Advisory Commission.

Please contact Downtown Kirkwood SBD Executive Director Donna Poe at to express interest in serving on the commission. Your name and interest in serving will be forwarding to the Downtown Kirkwood Advisory Commission’s Nominating Committee.

Advisory Commission Roster

Francis “Bud” Pennington
Pennington Shea, LC
Suite 200, 106 W Madison Ave
Kirkwood, MO 63122
Business: 314-965-4000
Reappointment: June 2018

Beth Forsee   
Vice Chair       
123 W. Argonne
Kirkwood, MO 63122                  
Business: 314-287-7020
Reappointment: June 2019

Kirk Hutchison
Royal Banks
301 N. Kirkwood Road
Kirkwood, MO 63122
Business: 314-298-8200
Reappointment: June 2019

Christine Fuqua
Blush Boutique
159 W. Argonne
Kirkwood, MO 63122
Business: 314-965-4411
Reappointment: June 2019

John Jackson
John Jackson Neighborhood Real Estate
105 E. Argonne Dr.
Kirkwood, MO 63122
Business: 314-965-4663
Term Expires: June 2020

Kelly Jackson
KRJ Marketing
122 N. Kirkwood Rd., Suite 206
Kirkwood, MO 63122
Business: 314-278-8241
Term Expires: June 2020

Nancy Kaiser McGee
Fun in the Sun
121 N. Kirkwood
Kirkwood, MO 63122
Business: 314-821-0583
Term Expires: June 2019

Patti Porter
Rusted Chandelier
118 N. Kirkwood Road
Kirkwood, MO 63122
Business: 314-821-7881                                          
Term Expires: June 2020

Michelle Steimann
Ginger Bay Salon & Spa
437 S. Kirkwood Rd.
Kirkwood, MO 63122
Business: 314-966-0655
Term Expires: June 2020


Donna Poe
Executive Director, SBD
130 W. Jefferson
Business: 314-822-0084
Fax: 314-822-1783

Kori Thompson
Event Coordinator
Market Master
130 W. Jefferson
Business: 314-822-0084
Fax: 314-822-1783

City Council Liaison

Ellen Edman
139 S. Kirkwood Road
Kirkwood, MO 63122