- Cayla Lewis
Cayla Lewis, a local artist and member of the Classen Ten Penn Neighborhood Association, has been named the new executive director of the Plaza District Association.
The Plaza District, a popular commercial hub along 16th Street in west Oklahoma City, had been in search of a new executive director following the departure of Kristen Vails in March.
The Plaza has always had a piece of my heart, Lewis said during an interview on Oklahoma Gazettes Capital City podcast Thursday night.
In addition to serving on the Classen Ten Penn Neighborhood Association, Lewis was a community relations coordinator at Downtown OKC Inc. and prior to that a communications coordinator for the Plaza District. Lewis said the Plaza Districts future includes becoming a Business Improvement District and finding ways to increase the visibility of art, which has been a strong component of the neighborhood since the beginning of its revival.
I moved from Norman to Oklahoma City and the Plaza was kind of like my first place to feel comfortable and to settle down, Lewis said. Eventually I moved to Classen Ten Penn, which is the neighboring district. I live three blocks from the Mule, which is awesome.