Amanda Elliott
Executive Director
Amanda Elliott is a graduate of St. Mary’s College Masters in Leadership Program. She has helped to improve the image of downtown Richmond by providing exciting activities and events that celebrate the rich history and diversity of the city. Amanda has been instrumental in organizing and implementing health & wellness activities and events including weekly fitness classesFarmers’ Market, and Healthy Village Festival events. Additionally, she collaborated with the City of Richmond to implement the Summer Youth Entrepreneur ProgramArt In Windows, and the pilot Neighborhood Ambassador Program. She has built strong relationships within the community and garnered support from area stakeholders including, business and property owners, community based organizations, local government and residents. Under her leadership, she helped to form the Downtown Richmond Property Business Improvement District (DRPBID) in 2012—the first and only Property Business Improvement District in West Contra Costa County.

Amanda is the recipient of community service awards from Black American Political Action Committee and Full Vision Arts Foundation. She serves on the board of the California Main Street Alliance, the City of Richmond Economic Development Commission, and the Berkeley Global Campus Community Working Group.

Alicia Gallo
Outreach Coordinator
Alicia Gallo is a graduate of Mills College and a former AmeriCorps member through the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC). She completed a 4-month AmeriCorps internship with Richmond Main Street where she developed and implemented the pilot Neighborhood Ambassador Program, conducted outreach to merchants, and coordinated event logistics for six summer activities. Following her AmeriCorps internship, Alicia’s role within RMSI has expanded to also include managing RMSI’s volunteer, vendor, and donor engagement programs, social media presence, and promotional strategies. Alicia serves as a staff representative on the Promotion & Design and Clean & Safe Committees.

She is an avid cyclist, knitter, and collector of succulents. Alicia also volunteers as a writing coach with WriterCoach Connection, an expert weed puller at Happy Lot Farm and Garden, and Family Camp helper for YES Nature to Neighborhoods.

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