As of January 1, 2018 four Topeka organizations unified as the Greater Topeka Partnership. 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. Matt Pivarnik, serves as the the President and CEO of the Greater Topeka Partnership. There The Partnership is governed by one chair and chair-elect from each organization and seven community elected members. Together, the organizations focus on Momentum 2022, an economic development plan for Topeka & Shawnee County. The unity provided by combining the organizations allow resources to be shared and more common goals to be met.
Momentum 2022, the communities 5-year strategic plan will build upon previous economic development program successes and leverage established relationships to launch new initiatives, expand upon those already underway and achieve results.
Since its inception, the work and success of the Greater Topeka Partnership has been facilitated by an involved community of volunteers from businesses, economic development organizations, municipalities, educational institutions, non-profit organizations and countless others. Without the work, support and coordination of these entities the ability of the GTP to impact the community would be dramatically reduced. [Learn more about Momentum 2022]