Below you can find the mission and vision statements for all of the Greater Topeka Partnership organizations. The organizations include, the Greater Topeka Chamber of Commerce, GO Topeka, Visit Topeka, and Downtown Topeka, Inc. The organizations maintain their individual managers and boards, as well as becoming the founding organizations of the Greater Topeka Partnership.
Greater Topeka Partnership
Vision: The Greater Topeka Region is internationally recognized as a vibrant, innovative, fun, diverse and healthy community.
Mission: To be the catalyst for economic prosperity within our community.
Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion: As members of the Greater Topeka Partnership’s Chairs Council, we commit to practicing diversity, equity, and inclusion on every level and in all business strategies. We understand that these principles are essential business drivers and must be integrated in all that we do. They serve as keys to innovation and are the impetus for new product development. As we continue to move toward building a strong and viable Topeka & Shawnee County, let it be known that each of our organizations will endeavor to represent the diversity of people, places, products and services, and embrace the different perspectives and experiences of our citizens.
Downtown Topeka, Inc.
Vision: Downtown Topeka is nationally recognized for its innovative and effective development of commercial, cultural and residential activity and increased quality of life in the Topeka region.
Mission: To ensure that Topeka’s downtown is the center of a thriving regional economy through recruiting, retaining and engaging commercial, cultural and residential opportunities.
Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion: Downtown Topeka is the heart of the community and serves as the mirror that reflects, demonstrates, and celebrates the diversity of its citizens. It has a strong history rooted in commerce and inclusion and represents diversity of cultures, arts, entrepreneurs, innovative products, and services. As representatives of Downtown Topeka, Inc., we strive to be a symbol of pride, prosperity, and diversity. We stand together against racism and discrimination and commit to being intentional in identifying factors that harm, exclude and eliminate members of our community. As members and representatives of Downtown Topeka Inc., we pledge to foster an environment where all citizens and visitors feel welcome.
Visit Topeka, Inc.
Vision: A trusted leader in the region known for innovative marketing and inspiring collaboration.
Mission: Increase tourism’s economic impact on Topeka through destination development and brand management.
Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion are core values of Visit Topeka and the Greater Topeka Partnership. It is practiced in all aspects of our organization. As the lead tourism authority for the region, it is our role to invite the world to celebrate the rich and diverse tapestry of ideas, people, and places that our community brings to life. We are committed to building a variety of strong and diverse relationships. We will intentionally seek to attract visitors from diverse groups and markets. We will exhibit an authentic and welcoming environment to all residents and visitors alike.
Greater Topeka Chamber of Commerce
Vision: Topeka / Shawnee County has a global reputation as a community which is vibrant, innovative, fun, diverse and healthy, in part, because its public policies enable it to flourish.
Mission: The Greater Topeka Chamber of Commerce mobilizes the community to speak with a highly influential voice in support of public policies that create economic success.
Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion: We, the Board of Directors of the Greater Topeka Chamber of Commerce, envision a community in which every person can attain their full potential and have the opportunity to create economic success. We will actively pursue and support policies and programs that provide for all community members to achieve this potential and have these opportunities without being disadvantaged by race, gender, ethnicity, social position, group identity, or other socially determined circumstance. We are committed to achieving that vision by advancing core values of diversity, equity, and inclusion across all aspects of our community, including business, public service, education and arts. We will work to ensure inclusion and support efforts of equality on every level of economic and community development. We stand united to speak out against systematic racism and discrimination in Topeka and Shawnee County. It has no place here. We will challenge the notion of neutrality while producing programming that educates and empowers individuals and organizations. We welcome the partnership of our allies to ensure inclusive practices as it relates to this community. We will work to eradicate injustice, defy discrimination, and dismantle the platform of racism as we seek to grow a better economy and business environment in Topeka and Shawnee County for all of its citizens.
Vision: Topeka and Shawnee County is known in Kansas and the greater region for being a leader at creating opportunities that result in economic success for all.
Mission: GO Topeka creates county-wide economic success for all companies and citizens through implementation of an aggressive economic development strategy that capitalizes on the unique strengths of the community.
Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion: GO Topeka is passionate in its vision to become a strong advocate for the inclusive, equitable and diverse growth of Shawnee County. We will execute on this vision with integrity by creating a culture of belonging, understanding and appreciation for all people. As the Economic Development entity, we believe that this passion and commitment for DEI will create a stronger, more prosperous business environment and serve as a key economic driver for the region