ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — Hiring has begun for the new Downtown Roanoke, Inc. ambassador program that aims to improve the downtown area experience for people this summer.

The Downtown Ambassador Program is a new program from Downtown Roanoke, Inc. and Block by Block, a company that serves over 120 urban districts, parks, and transit systems across the county.

Downtown Roanoke, Inc. says Block by Block will be running the program and is currently hiring for the position of operations manager and outreach worker. Meanwhile, hiring for the ambassador positions is set to begin soon.

“The City is thrilled to continue to support the efforts of DRI to ensure downtown remains a vibrant
area for small business, restaurants, entertainment venues, and hospitality to thrive and for residents
and visitors to enjoy. We commend DRI and its membership for taking this next step in promoting
downtown’s continued success,” Roanoke City Manager Bob Cowell said.

According to Downtown Roanoke, Inc., hired employees will go through extensive training and will be present downtown for six days a week.

To learn more about the Downtown Ambassador Program, you can visit the Downtown Roanoke, Inc. website.