we are a non NONPROFIT committed to Redefining + Revitalizing BAKERSFIELd’s URBAN CORE
Urban cores across America have been neglected + abandoned for years, but that trend is changing. Cities are realizing that economic health, quality of life + community perception lies within the success of their centers. As Bakersfield sits on the cusp of a boom, things are changing here too.
The urban core of Bakersfield is a diverse + unique area full of opportunities. It encompasses the Rivera, Westchester, Downtown business center, Eastchester, Oleander-Sunset, Old Town Kern, Homaker + La Cresta/Alta Vista.
To support what already exists + to bring new opportunity, The Hub of Bakersfield’s programs + committees guide, support + work with Bakersfield community members + business owners to create a vibrant + healthy urban core.
Board of Directors
Alex Balfour - Senior Director, Pacific Commercial Realty Advisors
David Bantz - Senior Designer, OFFICEUNTITLED • Co-Owner, BantzHAUS
Jorge Barrientos - Director of Marketing + Public Relations, Chain Cohn Stiles
Daniel Cater - Owner + Principal Architect, Cater Design Group
Matt Damian - Vice President, Relationship Manager in the Commercial Lending Group, Tri Counties Bank
Andrae Gonzales - The Hub of Bakersfield Chairman • Bakersfield City Councilman, Ward 2 • CEO, Stewards
Heather Lagenelli - Owner, Locale Farm to Table
Justin Rowe - Associate Manager of Strategy, The Wonderful Company
Anna Smith - Co-Owner, Sage Equities
Austin Smith - Co-Owner, Sage Equities
Gabe Ulloa - Marketing Manager-Central California Service Area, Dignity Health
Jonathan Yates - Associate Manager of Strategy, The Wonderful Company
Kaitlyn Yates - Senior Manager of Community Programming, The Wonderful Company
Rachel Magnus - Curator, Bakersfield Museum of Art
Miranda Whitworth - Marketing + Communications Manager, Thuasne USA