About the DVBID
Downtown Vacaville is a 501 (c)(6) nonprofit founded in 1999 whose mission is to foster an economically vibrant Downtown. Downtown Vacaville serves the community by working on initiatives like parking and beautification efforts, coordinating special events and the weekly Farmers’ Market, supporting economic activities and examining Downtown issues.
Currently, we house seven committees comprised of business owners, employees, and the public at large. The Board of Directors is comprised of business owners, managers, financial institutions, not-for-profits, the media and higher education. Together, we strive to enrich our Downtown community through beautification efforts, placemaking, and supporting a vibrant economy.
Downtown Vacaville primarily serves its members in the areas of Parking, Promotions, Design, Economic Activities, Food, Beverage & Services and Promotions. Committees are comprised of business owners, employees and the public at large. The 17-member Board of Directors is comprised of business owners, managers and ex officio members representing the different businesses in the Downtown area.
Downtown Vacaville is a voluntary member run organization, with the exception of the staff. The businesses are their own guide and determine the ultimate direction of the Downtown Vacaville.
The Board of Directors hires an Executive Director who is responsible for carrying out the directive of the committees, overseeing the budget, maintaining relationships with City Hall, members, other state and community organizations and the media.
The Executive Director also works with the Executive Assistant to coordinate all events and promotions occurring in the Downtown area including the Creekwalk Concert Series, Merriment on Main, and much much more.
The Executive Assistant also runs the daily nuts and bolts of a busy office including phones, letters, errands, working with the public and mounds of paperwork as well as much of our print and media design.
Ralph Berumen, President
Karen Seymour, Vice President
First Northern Bank
Bobbi Stokes, Treasurer
Chandra Crowley, Secretary
Your Town Monthly
Mike Rogers, Sergeant in Arms
Coldwell Banker, Kappel, Gateway
Kathleen Ramos, Past President
Stumbaugh Realty Advisors
Boards and Committees
Board of Directors
|Ralph Berumen – President (Allstate Insurance)||Karen Seymour – Vice President (First Northern Bank)|
|Bobbi Stokes – Treasurer (KMG Mortgage)||Chandra Crowley – Secretary (Your Town Monthly)|
|Mike Rogers – Sergeant in Arms (Coldwell Banker, Kappel, Gateway)||Kathleen Ramos – Past President (Stumbaugh Realty Advisors)|
|Maria Brana – Director (KUIC Radio)||Gina Harless – Director (Estheem A Spa Boutique)|
|Jeni Ivovic – Director (Pilates By Design)||Wendy Jackson – Director (Jackson Medical Supply)|
|Ray Posey – Director (Ray’s Cycle)||Ed Rapisarda – Director (Fox Real Estate Group)|
|Stacy Schutte – Director (Tasars Le Salon)||Heather Strachan – Director (McCune Garden Chapel)|
|Mathew Taynton – Director (Tweed Hut Music Store)||Jeanne Whitehouse – Director (Heritage House Café)|
|Judy St. George – Executive Asst.|
Business Enhancement Committee
|Chandra Crowley||Mike Rogers|
|Karen Seymour||Gina Harless|
|Stacy Schutte||Maria Brana|
|Maria Brana||Stacy Schutte|
|Ed Rapisarda||Kathleen Ramos|
Fundraising and Sponsorships Committee
|Bobbi Stokes||Mike Rogers|
|Wendy Jackson||Dean Roberts|
|Ray Posey||Wendy Jackson|
|Bobbi Stokes||Terri Jones|