60 Blocks - 20 Ambassadors - Serving since 2006
Enhance the perception of cleanliness and safety in the downtown core. Safety Ambassadors patrol delivering good will and hospitality on behalf of DTSB. Cleaning Ambassadors provide maintenance to the enhanced streetscape, consisting of numerous flowers planters and hanging baskets. Cleaning staff also maintain the general appearance by tending to litter, graffiti, weeds and special projects, which will enhance the service district. Ambassador program provides safety, cleaning and venue set up for DTSB’s many events during the year.
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Heard on the Street in South Bend
"I just wanted to let you know how very much we appreciate the changes we have seen already in the Wayne Street Garage! I came in this morning, and there was a very friendly gentleman washing down the stairwell railings and doorframes. It looks so much better!!"
"I was in the Rotary Board meeting this morning at LaSalle Grille (7:30-9:00 AM), and looking out the window of the ground floor, south down Woodward Court, I observed one of the DTSB Ambassadors doing a very thorough job tidying up that "alley." Picking up litter on up and down that block, waving to people going by, and I thought to myself, we are fortunate to have DTSB and its staff here in our city. I then left our office at lunch, and I bumped into the same Ambassador, and I told her I noticed her efforts. Thanks, in particular, to this Ambassador and to DTSB in the broader sense. I appreciate DTSB’s efforts on the streets and in the parking facilities – thank you!"
"I am writing to commend the Downtown South Bend Ambassadors, all of whom ROCK. Today, I would like to specifically mention Carla and John. Carla has been spotted on numerous occasions sweeping Woodward Court in the early hours; the tidiness of the street is inviting and makes for an attractive and cheerful stroll to The Music Village each morning. John is appreciated for his services at the other end of the day.
One night, around 10:00pm, John noticed the lights on and the door unlocked and stopped in to check on us down here. I can't tell you how touched I was by that gesture. It is efforts such as these that make downtown South Bend a wonderful place to work and play."