Ambassador of the Month – July 2021: Tashonna Farmer
The Downtown Raleigh Ambassadors serve to ensure a memorable and welcoming experience for those in our capital city. Each month, one of our Ambassadors is awarded Ambassador of the Month for exemplary service in community engagement and/or safety assistance. For July 2021, the award went to Tashonna Farmer, who was also named Ambassador of the Month in January 2021. Learn about her experience as an Ambassador and what she loves about Downtown Raleigh.
DRA: What motivates you to get up for work in the morning?
TF: The eagerness to know I have goals to reach and I don't plan on stopping until I'm where I feel I should be in life!
DRA: Do you have any advice for prospective ambassadors?
TF: Just be yourself, the community members love to engage once they realize your character. Also to create those long-lasting memories with individuals.
DRA: What has been your most challenging moment on the job so far? What did you learn?
TF: When you have encounters with new individuals knowing how to adapt is key. I've had numerous challenging situations but what I learned was you can't communicate with everyone the same.
DRA: If you have a friend/family member visiting town, where’s the first place you take them Downtown?
TF: Morning Times, Raleigh Times, Bella Vita, Zen Succulent, Carroll's Kitchen, Capital Club 16, Munjo Munjo, Woody's, Black Flea Market, Artspace, 311 Art Gallery, and Big Ed's
DRA: What is your favorite piece of public art Downtown?
TF: The backside of Salisbury St. near where the Deco establishment is! There was a piece of art made during the Summer of 2020 in the aftermath of George Floyd that really stands out.