Downtown Grand Junction is pleased to announce the newest additions to the staff, Dave Goe and Sarah Dishong. Dave and Sarah have been hired as the Community Engagement Manager and the Ambassador Coordinator, respectively. Both were selected out of over 60 combined candidates for the positions.

Born and raised in Colorado, Dave has dedicated his professional career to working on projects that benefit and grow the Grand Junction community. He has worked with Downtown Grand Junction on the “Vibrant Together” plan of development campaign and the Downtown Creative District. He also helps select and organize the music for the Grand Junction Off-Road/Downtown Music Festival.

Dave is a national award-winning graphic designer, musician, and writer. In addition to being a CMU alumni, Dave holds an MBA from Regis University in Denver, CO and has over 12 years of marketing and design experience working for fortune 500 companies,
non-profits and governments, and small businesses.

Like Dave, Sarah grew up in Grand Junction and has been involved with the creative community through her profession and volunteerism. Sarah has worked downtown for 22 years as an employee, business manager, and business owner. She has experienced Grand Junction grow over time and is excited to become part of the vibrancy of our community’s hub.

Sarah is an active Commissioner for the Grand Junction Commission on Arts & Culture and sits on the Downtown Grand Junction Creative District committee. Sarah is actively involved in the Art on the Corner program.

“We were fortunate to have a great pool of candidates, but the Dave and Sarah’s experience and passion for Downtown really shined through,” said Brandon Stam, Downtown Director.  “We are excited to have both of them on board!”

Downtown Grand Junction is comprised of both the Downtown Development Authority and the Business Improvement District and assists with marketing, communications, events, and capital improvement projects for Downtown Grand Junction.


Photos by Laura Mullenix and Taylor Kidd