The Downtown Westfield Corporation (DWC), with assistance of a Westfield Foundation grant, has hired Jackson W. Dumont for their summer intern position for a second consecutive year. The Westfield Foundation grants provide non-profit and civic organizations with financial assistance to provide summer employment to an area student. The DWC has been fortunate to have this assistance available for many years. Particularly during the busy summer months, the intern position is critical to downtown promotional activities such as the Sweet Sounds Downtown Jazz festivals, Sidewalk Sale Days and the Downtown Westfield 5K & Pizza Extravaganza.
A 2014 graduate of Westfield High school, Jackson is a junior at Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina, pursuing a field in Business Administration with a minor in Environmental Studies. A former captain of the winter Track & Field team and 12 season athlete at Westfield High School, Jackson has carried his leadership skills and determination into college where he is the Vice President of Philanthropy for Furman’s Inter-fraternal Council.
Jackson is obtaining valuable work experience in a small office environment while interacting with the downtown business community. Working closely with Executive Director Sherry Cronin, Assistant Executive Director Beth Brenner, and Jamie Lemberg, Online Marketing Manager, he has been involved in the execution of events such as the Downtown Westfield 5K & Pizza Extravaganza, Sweet Sounds Downtown Jazz Festivals and Summer Sidewalk Sales. He hopes his experience working downtown helps him in the future as he pursues a career in sustainable development and real estate. Jackson will be finishing his summer employment focusing on special committee projects, board reports, press releases, Main Street Reporting, and downtown property analyses.
The Downtown Westfield Corporation, formed in 1996, is the management entity of the Special Improvement District. It is governed by a seven member Board of Directors, has two full-time and one part-time staff members, and numerous volunteers serving on Design, Promotion, Economic Development and Organization committees. The vision of the DWC is for Westfield, NJ to be a preferred destination where people want to live, work, and visit. Westfield is also honored to be one of 46 Main Street Community Programs in New Jersey, a part of the National Trust’s National Main Street Center. Westfield is honored to have won the 2004 Great American Main Street Award, the 2010 America in Bloom Award and the 2013 Great Places in NJ award by the NJ chapter of the American Planning Association. For the latest happenings, event information, and promotional offers from Westfield businesses, check out www.WestfieldToday.com.