Arvada, CO – The Olde Town Arvada, Business Improvement District (BID) is excited to announce Joe Hengstler has been appointed the new Executive Director of the BID. Joe is thrilled to bring his talents in community organizing, event planning, and marketing to Olde Town Arvada, a community that he has come to call home after moving from the Chicago area in 2011.  Joe believes in the power of collaboration to effect change, a personal philosophy he developed while obtaining a master’s degree from Denver University and through years of working with non-profits.

Joe is no stranger to the BID. In 2018, he organized Second Saturdays in Olde Town, Trick or Treat Street and the Olde Town Tree Lighting and Lagniappe, in addition to managing Olde Town’s Marketing Plan. Joe brings a passion for historic downtowns, helping small businesses thrive, and building strong communities.

“I am honored to continue my work with Olde Town. I first experienced Olde Town as a tourist and fell in love with the area. There is so much that is great about this community and the Olde Town merchants are the root of it all. In the new year, it’ll be my privilege to highlight what makes Olde Town unique and the heart of Arvada, as well as partnering with other Arvada organizations looking to continue our vision of creating and maintaining an active business district, inclusive for all.”

Joe is looking forward to meeting all the merchants and members of the district and seeing the community come out for Olde Town’s St. Patrick’s Day Festival on March 16th.