Mylea Thompson Joins Downtown Inc as Events Manager


YORK, PA – Mylea Thompson has joined the Downtown Inc team as Events Manager, providing Downtown York’s improvement organization a skilled organizer and proven community connector as it enters a busy spring and summer season packed with events.

Mylea Thompson, Downtown Inc Events Manager

Mylea Thompson, Downtown Inc Events Manager

Thompson officially started at Downtown Inc on Monday, bringing with her an impressive resume. She previously worked for the Community Progress Council and has nearly two decades of experience in community development and planning events in a professional and volunteer role. She will oversee all Downtown Inc events, including First Fridays, Go Green in the City, the Masquerade Ball, the Business Series and more.

During her time with the Community Progress Council, Thompson served as a facilitator for the Poverty Simulation and helped organize National Night Out events. As the CPC’s Work Ready Education Facilitator, Thompson also assisted clients with job retention and building customer-service skills, life skills, computer skills and more. She also has experience coordinating mentoring programs, running youth events and more.

In addition to her vast experience, Thompson’s talents include a penchant for creativity. She is a professionally trained vocalist, actress and fiber artist, who has performed and exhibited her work both locally and nationally. Locals might recognize Thompson from her appearance at last year’s YorVoice singing competition or the Box Lunch Revue concert series in Cherry Lane Park.

Thompson holds a Bachelor of Arts from Norfolk State University and a certificate in Vocal Performance from Berklee College of Music.

“I’ve called York my home for the past 15 years, and I’m eager to take my joy for creativity and apply it in a fashion that makes our city even stronger,” Thompson said. “I am over the moon to join the Downtown Inc team, and I look forward to meeting new people, serving the York community and creating unforgettable events that will help us know each other in a new way.”

Thompson joins Downtown Inc during the busy spring season. Nearly 150 people converged on Downtown York last weekend for the Sweetest Pint Tasting Tour, a precursor to even bigger events.

April’s First Friday features a packed lineup of entertainment, including Robot Day at i-ron-ic, the second-ever First Friday Latino and a compilation of fun events all around the downtown.

The Downtown First Awards Presented by The Glatfelter Agency will follow April 12, the Spring 2018 Downtown Update Presented by York Traditions Bank on April 17 and Go Green in the City Presented by White Rose Credit Union on April 21. Downtown Inc is also planning for the inaugural Give Local York Give Day on May 4, and will soon begin preparations for this year’s Masquerade Ball.

Downtown Inc CEO Silas Chamberlin welcomed Thompson, saying she will have an immediate opportunity to put her own creative mark on several events.

“Downtown Inc events bring tens of thousands of people to York each year and build important relationships between city businesses, residents and visitors,” Chamberlin said. “Thompson is a proven connector, and her expertise and experience will help us strengthen our focus on events with a direct positive impact on the community. We’re ecstatic to have her as part of the team.”

For more information about Downtown Inc events, and to purchase tickets for the upcoming Downtown First Awards and Spring 2018 Downtown Update, please visit


Downtown Inc is THE organization working to drive, enhance and encourage investment in York’s central business district through economic development, promotions, placemaking and public safety. Downtown Inc is the trade name for a joint venture between the York Business Improvement District Authority and Main Street York, a 501(c)(3) not for profit. Visit for more information.


Andrew Staub, Marketing & Communications Manager, Downtown Inc,, 717.849.2331

Silas Chamberlin, Chief Executive Officer, Downtown Inc,, 717.849.2331