Kayla Arnold Named Director of Westfield Welcome
Writer / Matt Keating
Kayla Arnold couldn’t be more excited about her new role with the City of Westfield. She has plans that will enhance the city for both residents and visitors.
“I am the director of Westfield Welcome,” Arnold says. “Westfield Welcome coordinates all of our city events including Westfield in Lights, Westfield Rocks the 4th, Grand Run and many more.”
Arnold says plans for 2022 in Westfield will be fun.
“In 2022 we will also be charged with coordinating Grand Junction Plaza, including three or four new signature events, along with weekly programming,” she says.
Arnold says there are more exciting events and programs Westfield Welcome will oversee that Westfield residents will be very enthusiastic about.
“Our department also spearheads our New Resident program, the Westfield Way Award, and volunteer and hospitality trainings,” Arnold says.
Arnold has a vast wealth of experience in her field, which will be of great benefit to Westfield residents. “I have more than 12 years of experience in coordinating events, ranging from small group activities to concerts with 50,000-plus people, and multi-day shopping and conference events,” she says.
Arnold says she also loves helping businesses, and looking for ways to help them grow.
“I have a passion for locally owned businesses, and I love being able to find ways to help promote them through our events,” Arnold says. “I most recently worked for the City of Noblesville as their community engagement manager.”
Arnold has a solid vision for the future of Westfield.
“With the launch of Grand Junction Plaza in the near future, I’m looking forward to our team creating a unique community gathering space for the residents of Westfield, their families and other visitors,” Arnold says. “We have a number of ideas and events that we are excited about bringing to life. We want people to explore the plaza, whether intentionally through our events, or unintentionally by grabbing dinner on Park Street or the surrounding area. They can then find their way over afterwards, and have a space that residents are proud to show off to their friends and families.”
Arnold adds that she is continually inspired by Westfield.
“I love how Westfield is growing,” she says. “People are seeing all that Westfield already has to offer and what’s to come, and that’s really exciting. My husband and I are also big fans of the Midland Trace Trail, because it’s so easy to connect to downtown Westfield. We’ve been Westfield residents since 2019.”
For more info, visit westfieldwelcome.com.