BIA stands for Business Improvement Area, which is an association of local business and property owners working together to improve, promote and undertake projects that will result in a stronger and more appealing commercial area.
We are a board of local leaders who strive to see the Downtown as a beautiful destination for locals and tourists alike.
We focus on beautification and increasing patronage of the downtown through organizing, financing and executing on local projects and events.
Funds are raised through a mandatory levy on the downtown businesses that the city return to the DBIA to fund downtown projects!
Any business that is located in the geographical area of the DBIA is automatically a member of the DBIA!
As a member, you are entitled to vote at member meetings and participate in shaping how the downtown can look and feel.
If you have any questions about how your membership works or how you can get involved, please send us a message!
The DBIA board participates in a range of activities. From marketing our beautiful downtown core to highlighting special events and new business ventures.
We hope to work with property owners to ensure that available space is occupied and that an optimum business and service mix is achieved and maintained.
We will be continuing our downtown lighting program and furniture replacement plan; providing for more customer-friendly lighting, signage, street furniture, planters, banners and sidewalk treatments.
We are creating a unique and pleasant environment for customers and staff of all businesses, retail and non-retail, through the use of decorations that are appropriate to the season and holiday.
We will be organizing and partnering in more special events that highlight the unique attributes of the area and increase customer visits.
The DBIA Board of Directors meet to discuss how to execute projects or discuss challenging matters for the members of the downtown district. Here is the 2023 Schedule for winter and spring:
The Downtown BIA board of directors is made up for people who want to see our downtown district thrive. Their collective goal is to support local businesses and encourage visitors to experience everything our downtown has to offer.
Administration & Execution
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Parking downtown is easy, just follow these steps!
Locate your ideal parking lot.
Download the HotSpot App and add your vehicle.
Head downtown and pay for parking using the HotSpot App, or use the conveniently located pay-by-plate machine or meter.