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About Downtown Vacaville

The roots of Vacavilles’ downtown business district began with the formation of the Downtown Vacaville Business Association in 1992, a volunteer affiliation of local business owners, property owners and stakeholders who came together to address common ideas. In October 1999, Vacaville City Council passed an ordinance establishing a parking and business improvement area, to be named the Downtown Vacaville Business Improvement District. The ordinance created a .25 mile, roughly 7 x 6 block district, then home to 345 businesses.

The newly formed DVBID then established 501(c)6 non-profit status and formed a Board of Directors comprised of BID-member business owners, managers, financial institutions, non-profits, media professionals and educators. They set out to preserve and enrich Vacaville’s beloved downtown district through beautification, placemaking, and by supporting its’ vibrant economy.

The DVBID earned much of its notoriety by creating signature experiences by producing some of Vacaville’s most celebrated special events. The Saturday Farmers’ Market, annual Wine Stroll, Country & Western Festival, Oktoberfest celebration and Halloween Stroll bring thousands of locals and visitors into the district every year to shop, dine and play.

The DVBID currently represents 420 active member-businesses across many industries. It’s Board of Directors and two full time staff members work in close collaboration with city leaders and community stakeholders to advance common goals and concerns like parking allocation, cleanliness, security, streetscape design and economic/retail development.

BID Member-Businesses have access to an exclusive suite of business development tools including special marketing opportunities, public relations support and business education seminars designed with downtown merchants in mind.

Duties

  • Maintenance: sidewalk sweeping, trash and debris removal, power washing of sidewalks, graffiti removal and more.
  • Security: additional security to augment services from local police ranging from conventional security patrols to special events.
  • Marketing and Promotions: programs to improve the overall image of a business district. Done by the development of a comprehensive marketing strategy and implementation plan to work with the traditional media and social media.
  • Special Events: reinforce the business districts drawing power as a destination.
  • Parking and Transportation: BIDs often support the management or expansion of the parking supply within the business district.
  • Economic Development: BID management is tasked with attracting businesses and jobs to the district, while maintain a strong relationship with existing businesses to help them grow and expand their operations.
  • Tourism Promotion: In California, BIDs are increasingly being used to supplement local and regional tourism programs to attract visitors.
  • Human Services: BIDs are becoming active partners with human services agencies to help address the issues of the homeless.
  • Capital Improvements: street lights, benches, kiosks, retail frontage programs and public art to name a few.
Staff

Brooke Fox,

Executive Director

Sullina Sanchez,

Executive Assistant

Catherine Moloughney,

Office Assistant

Executive Committee

Karen Seymour, President

First Northern Bank

Dean Roberts, Vice President

SonRise Community Fellowship

Bobbi Stokes, Sergeant at Arms

KMG Mortgage Company

Mike Rogers, Secretary

Coldwell Banker, Kappel, Gateway

Melissa Ramos, 

Solano Mortgage

Board and Committees
Board of Directors
Karen Seymour President First Northern Bank
Dean Roberts Vice President SonRise Community Fellowship
Melissa Ramos Treasurer Solano Mortgage
Mike Rogers Secretary Coldwell Banker Kappel Gateway Realty
Bobbi Stokes Sergeant at Arms KMG Mortgage Company
Ralph Berumen Director Allstate Insurance
Maria Brana Director KUIC/Alpha Media
Chandra Crowley Director Your Town Monthly/S&J Advertising
Kelley Hansen Director Pace Solano
Kia Lutte Director Jackson Medical Supply
Kimberly Muffett Director Pretty N Chic Furniture
Kathleen Ramos Director Stumbaugh Realty Advisors
Ed Rapisarda Director Realty One Group Fox
Stacy Schutte Director Tasaris Le Salon
Organization Committee
Stacy Schutte Tasaris Le Salon
Ed Rapisarda Realty One Group Fox
Economic Vitality Committee
Don Burrus City of Vacaville
Design Committee
Barton Brierley City of Vacaville
Stacy Schutte Tasaris Le Salon
Kathleen Ramos Strumbaugh Realty Advisors

 

Promotion Committee
Maria Brana KUIC 95.3
Kia Lutte Jackson Medical Supply
Promotion Sub Committees

Community/Kid Events

OPEN

Downtown Strolls

Stacy Schutte Tasaris Le Salon

Festivals

Ralph Berumen Allstate Insurance
Chandra Crowley Your Town Monthly
Mike Rogers Coldwell Banker Kappel Gateway Realty

Markets

OPEN