Ellie Staley

Executive Director

Prior to becoming the Executive Director, Ellie Staley has most recently been the Assistant Director for the Downtown Bozeman Partnership since 2006. After growing up in Omaha, Nebraska, and receiving her bachelor’s degree in Biology and Environmental Science at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, she moved to Bozeman in 2000. Ellie has over 20 years of event coordinating, sales, and management experience at several established local businesses in addition to her work managing the membership, events and marketing for the Downtown Bozeman Association, the 501c6 non-profit arm of the Partnership. She has a deep love for the Downtown Bozeman community and through her passion and hard work, continues to play an important leadership role in our community through creative collaborations with small businesses, property owners, the City of Bozeman, and beyond. Ellie is also committed to supporting social infrastructure as well as advocating for accessibility to the arts and culture. She is also an avid adventurer who loves to ski, raft, hike, cook, and travel with her husband John, daughter Maren, and Border Collie Lexi.

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