Bricker gives downtown Greeley its voice
The business owner and chronic non-profit volunteer knew that the city’s center would be a good fit for Mariposa Plants, Flowers and Gifts, the business she had poured countless hours of energy into since starting it in 1980. But it didn’t take her long to discover that downtown wasn’t just a good fit for the shop.
“I fell in love with it (being downtown),” Bricker said. “Being downtown was like being a part of a great neighborhood. The businesses care about each other and help each other out.”
She soon became chair of the Downtown Business Association, where she acted as the voice of the business community. Not long after she was asked to join the Downtown Development Authority, and when the position of executive director became available in 2010, it felt like a natural next step to apply.
She got the job.
As the director of the DDA, Bricker works to ensure the health of downtown. She’s done that in part by first by relocating the DDA office to an accessible downtown location, and then by promoting the DDA