News Flash

City News

Posted on: August 24, 2022

City of Killeen to hold press conference with new Downtown Revitalization Director Thursday

Katlin Kizito began on Aug. 15

KILLEEN, Texas (Aug. 24, 2022) – The City of Killeen’s new Downtown Revitalization Director will take questions from media on Thursday, Aug. 25 at 2p.m. in the City Hall foyer (101 N. College Street).

Katlin Kizito began on Aug. 15 and is the City’s first Downtown Revitalization Director. The press conference will last no longer than 20 minutes.

Kizito will help revitalize, revamp and restore economic development programs in downtown and north Killeen; plan large-scale events, plan family-fun, cultural and business networking events, develop and nurture community partnerships collaborations and create a sense of overall excitement about all that Historic Downtown has to offer.

This position called for someone with expertise in transforming and revitalizing historic downtowns and looking for investment areas; someone who knows how to build collaborative programs and partnerships with small businesses, places and people; and someone who has a passion for creating well-designed public spaces and community development strategies that will positively transform the area.

Kizito has dedicated her career to placemaking and community development. She is a graduate of the University of South Carolina Upstate and Liberty University.

Kizito was most recently the Main Street Director and Public Relations Manager for the City of Fountain Inn, S.C., Neighborhood Services Coordinator for the City of Greer, S.C. and Assistant to the County Administrator for Spartanburg County in South Carolina.

As a part of the City of Killeen’s Comprehensive Plan, citizens have expressed the need for more focus on north Killeen and downtown development. City staff and City Council have worked together to bring residents more than half a dozen, monthly downtown events and activities since December 2021, which brings more exposure to downtown merchants and local businesses who participate as vendors. The events are one of many steps in the process to revamp the area.

For more information about the history of Historic Downtown and events, head to  To read our full Comprehensive Plan and view videos and community meetings, visit

Facebook Twitter Email

Other News in City News

Trimmier Road lane closures planned

Posted on: August 10, 2022

Splash Pad closes for more repairs

Posted on: August 1, 2022

Splash Pad to open tomorrow

Posted on: July 28, 2022

Old FM 440 lane closures planned

Posted on: July 19, 2022

Persimmon Road lane closure planned

Posted on: July 15, 2022

Trimmier Road lane closures planned

Posted on: July 14, 2022

Gilmer Street lane closure planned

Posted on: July 8, 2022

Stewart Street closure planned

Posted on: July 1, 2022
Solid Waste Holiday Trash Collection 2022

Trash Collection Delay Reminder

Posted on: June 1, 2022
Memorial Day Ceremony 2022

Killeen Memorial Day Ceremony

Posted on: May 19, 2022

Court to be closed Friday, May 20

Posted on: May 18, 2022

WCID 2 pm update

Posted on: May 9, 2022

Ridgeview Drive Closure Planned

Posted on: May 9, 2022

Westcliff Road Closure Planned

Posted on: May 6, 2022

Fallen Heroes 5K set for May 7

Posted on: April 29, 2022

Southern Belle Drive closure planned

Posted on: April 25, 2022

Free pet vaccination clinic scheduled

Posted on: April 21, 2022

Water Street to be closed next week

Posted on: April 14, 2022

Killeen election to be held May 7

Posted on: April 5, 2022

City Surplus Auction Saturday

Posted on: March 28, 2022

Family Fun Day happening Saturday

Posted on: March 21, 2022

Bonnie Drive street closure planned

Posted on: March 18, 2022

Game Day to be held Tuesday

Posted on: March 14, 2022

Community Center to Open as Warming Center

Posted on: February 26, 2022

Illinois Avenue reopens to all traffic

Posted on: February 23, 2022

Warming Center to open next three nights

Posted on: February 22, 2022

Part of Illinois Avenue to be closed

Posted on: February 22, 2022

Daddy Daughter Dance next Friday

Posted on: February 18, 2022

Motown Downtown event planned for Feb. 26

Posted on: February 18, 2022

Moss Rose Center to Open as Warming Center

Posted on: February 17, 2022

Warming Center opening tonight

Posted on: February 12, 2022

Seven displaced in house fire

Posted on: February 9, 2022

Part of WS Young to be closed Monday

Posted on: February 6, 2022

Warming Centers to open next two nights

Posted on: February 6, 2022

City offices to remain closed Friday

Posted on: February 3, 2022

City offices closed Thursday

Posted on: February 2, 2022

City prepares for incoming arctic blast

Posted on: February 2, 2022

No injuries in apartment building fire

Posted on: January 30, 2022

COVID Service Sites to open Thursday

Posted on: January 5, 2022

Warming center to open tonight

Posted on: January 3, 2022

New Year's Fire Safety

Posted on: December 31, 2021

Community Center to Open as Warming Center

Posted on: December 30, 2021

City monitoring incoming cold front

Posted on: December 29, 2021

Holiday Contest Winners Announced

Posted on: December 20, 2021

Boil Water Notice issued Dec. 8 lifted

Posted on: December 10, 2021

Several road closures planned this week

Posted on: November 29, 2021

Jim Avenue Structure Fire

Posted on: November 26, 2021
Christmas Parade 2021

Annual Christmas Parade to be held Dec. 11

Posted on: November 17, 2021

Boil Water Notice Lifted

Posted on: October 4, 2021

Lane Closure on Stagecoach Road

Posted on: September 15, 2021

City of Killeen releases third COVID-19 PSA

Posted on: September 13, 2021