Jim Seitnater  
Downtown Development
Title: Downtown Development Director
Phone: 620-694-2677
Jim Seitnater Staff Photo


Jim Seitnater, Downtown Development Director, has been in his position with the City of Hutchinson from November 1997 to February 2004 and most recently from October 2005 to the present.

He is responsible for the redevelopment of Hutchinson's Main Street districts and is the Executive Director of the Downtown Hutchinson Revitalization Partnership (DHRP). He plans, directs, organizes and promotes special events and activities in downtown, works closely with business owners, and provides assistance to prospective tenants for downtown spaces.

He previously enjoyed a 12 year newspaper career as a sales manager for The Wednesday Magazine in Kansas City; general manager of The Shoppers Weekly in Liberal, Kansas; and spent 10 years in advertising sales with the Hutchinson News. Jim began his career in the retail business working 13 years for Wiley's Department Store in Downtown Hutchinson.

Jim has completed the 2000 Local Government Executive Development Institute at the Hugo Wall School of Urban and Public Affairs, Wichita State University. 

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