About the Downtown PartnershipThe Grand Junction Downtown Partnership consists of the Downtown Development Authority (DDA), Downtown Business Improvement District (BID) and the Downtown Association (DTA). As the DTA and the DDA share some common purposes, especially concerning the vitality and promotion of the Downtown area, the two organizations determined in 2002 that the coordination of unique talents and perspectives would benefit the Downtown and all of Grand Junction.
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Downtown Development Authority (DDA)The DDA was established in 1981 by the City of Grand Junction after receiving approval through a special election of the Downtown property owners and businesses. The Authority was the first such organization in the State of Colorado and this private-sector initiative exemplifies the strong dedication and support which has helped to shape Downtown Grand Junction. The primary responsibility of the DDA is to support and facilitate economic development efforts to enhance the vitality of the Downtown community through capital investment and construction.
This nine member board is appointed by the Grand Junction City Council. Eight of the members must be a resident, business lessee, or own real property within the boundaries of the DDA. The City Council shall appoint one member that is exempt from the above qualifications. The four year terms expire in June. Meetings are held second and fourth Thursdays of each month at 7:30 a.m. at 248 South 4th Street, Grand Junction, CO, 81501. You may apply to serve on this board by submitting a letter of interest accompanied by an application and brief resume addressed to the Grand Junction City Council, c/o the City Clerk, 250 North 5th Street, Grand Junction, CO, 81501.
Business Improvement Bid (BID)In late 2005, business and property owners within the boundaries of the BID voted to impose a special assessment which would fund marketing, promotions, public relations, advertising and special events. The BID affects Downtown Grand Junction commercial property owners only and excludes residential properties. The BID is roughly within the following boundaries: the railroad tracks on the west to 8th Street on the east, and from Ouray Avenue on the north to Ute Avenue on the south.
The boards of the DDA and BID for 2012 / 2013 are:
- Jodi Coleman-Niernberg - Chair
- Les Miller - Vice Chair
- Peggy Page
- Bennett Boeschenstein - Council Representative
- P.J. McGovern
- Kevin Reimer
- Jason Farrington
- Stephan Schweissing
View the DDA / BID Agenda and Minutes »
Downtown Association (DTA)The DTA is the caretaker of promotion efforts and wayfinding on behalf of Downtown Grand Junct ion. This group is primarily responsible for overseeing the marketing and events designed to promote Downtown. The DTA seeks to maintain Downtown Grand Junction as the center of commerce, community, and cultural activities. Board members are selected by the BID Board and serve three -year terms starting in June of each year. They must be a resident, business lessee, or own real property within the boundaries of the DDA.This seven member board meets on the third Wednesday of each month at 7:30 a.m. at 248 S. 4th Street, Grand Junction, CO, 81501.
You may apply to serve on this board by calling the Downtown Partnership Office at 970-245-9697 to request an application or by downloading the link below.
DTA Board Application
DTA Board members for 2012 / 2013 are:
- Kirk Granum - Chair
- Jack Ballenger - Vice Chair & Treasurer
- Peggy Page - DDA Representative
- Ron Maupin
- Mary Verdieck
- Allison Blevins
- Dan Ryan
- Brian Watson
- Ivy Parnasius
View the DTA Agenda and Minutes »