2017 Davis Downtown Annual Meeting


Join us for the 2017 Davis Downtown Annual Meeting scheduled for January 18, 2017, from 5:00pm to 7:00pm, at Sophia’s Thai Kitchen and Bar, 129 E Street.

Confirm your attendance here: [ https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/dd2017AnnualMeeting ] Not required, but sure helps.

The Davis Downtown Annual Meeting offers a special opportunity for downtown business owners to mix and mingle while helping guide the future of downtown Davis.

The meeting will begin at 5:00 pm with networking and socializing with Davis Downtown member businesses. Complimentary hors d’oeuvres and hosted beer, wine, and happy hour beverages will be available as well as a prize raffle.

At this meeting we will provide an update on the activities of Davis Downtown, thank our exiting Directors, vote for new Directors, and celebrate the success of downtown Davis.

Candidates presented for election are:

  • Joshua Chapman – Armadillo Music
  • Katie Manzer – Parcel Dispatch/PDQ Fingerprinting
  • Andrew Newman – Newman Associates
  • Sinisa Novakovic – Icekrimski, Mishka’s Cafe, and Varsity Theater
  • Murre Traverso – First Street Real Estate
  • Kevin Wan – Sophia’s Thai Kitchen and Bar)

2017 Annual Meeting Agenda
Sophia’s Thai Bar 129 E Street, Davis, CA 95616
5:00pm to 7:00pm


Network and socialize with Davis Downtown membership, Hosted beer, wine and complimentary hors d’oeuvres.


Voting Instructions
Introduction of distinguished guests
Welcome and introductions of current Board of Directors
Introduction of Executive Board

Introduction of candidates for election

  • Joshua Chapman
  • Katie Manzer
  • Andrew Newman
  • Sinisa Novakovic
  • Murre Traverso
  • Kevin Wan




  • Announcements from the membership
  • Upcoming events
  • Election results

7:00pm ADJOURN

2017 Davis Downtown Annual Meeting Sponsors

Abaton Consulting - Website Design Studio in Davis Ca


Sophia's Thai Kitchen


Icekrimski Cafe
Varsity Theater


Royal Guest Hotels
Newman Associates


Murre Traverso, First Street Real Estate


Mishka's Coffee and Tea Lab

Davis Downtown Candidates for Election

Joshua Chapman
Joshua ChapmanArmadillo Music
Joshua Chapman has owned Armadillo Music since 2009 and the store has been in his family since it opened in 1997. Not to be out done by Jeff and David, Armadillo Music recently moved from 205 F Street to 207 F Street but decided to keep the name of the business.

He loves outdoors and enjoys hiking, camping, fishing, and spending time in his garden along with his wife and two children.

Josh hails from the New England area and is an avid Patriots and Red Sox fan.

Josh currently serves as the President on the Davis Downtown Board and looks forward to your vote of confidence.

Katie Manzer
Katie ManzerParcel Dispatch/PDQ
Katie works at her family’s business, PDQ. PDQ has been open in Downtown Davis for 36 years.

Born and raised in Davis, Katie is a graduate from Davis Senior High and from Sacramento State University.

She has two daughters currently in the Davis public schools. She and her husband Brian are expecting another daughter any day now. She loves to spend every minute she with her family.

In her free time she enjoys starting her day with Kaia Fit Davis, where she get a chance to strengthen her body and mind with a strong group of Davis women.

Andrew Newman
Andrew NewmanNewman Associates
Owner of Newman Associates at 424 F Street since 1998,

A Davis resident since 2006, South Africa.

Married to his wife Jan and has two lovely daughters Alice and Daniel who attend Jr high and high school here in Davis.

Hobbies include Sailing, Woodworking, Movies, Golf Tennis and all things outdoors.
Andrew has been a Davis Downtown Board member since 2011

Sinisa Novakovic
Sinisa NovakovicMishka's, Icekrimski, Varsity Theater
Owner of Varsity Theater/Icekrimski 2006

Owner of Mishka’s Café since 1995 Originally located in the 500 block of 2nd street he moved his restaurant to the 600 block of 2nd street in 2011.

Davis resident since 1989, Sinisa originally hails from Yugoslkavia via Laguna Beach.

Enjoys to travel and collects and restores antique fountain pens.

Murre Traverso
Murre TraversoFirst Street Real Estate
Selling real estate for over 25 years. With Coldwell Banker for the first 20, and then developed First Street Real Estate in 2011 along w/ two business partners Suzanne Kimmel and Claire Black Slotton.

Lived in Davis since the age of two. Graduated Davis High and Sac State
Married To wife Peggy for 24 yrs.. Has two children, daughter Shelby (21), and son Joey (12)

Past Davis Sunrise Rotarian (founding member). I started the Meals on Wheels program for the Rotary Club, was a Sargent of Arms, and on their board of Directors. Currently, running First Street Real Estate, being Dad, and Husband are my main priorities. I enjoy to fish, play golf, and cook.

Kevin Wan
Kevin WanSophia's Thai Kitchen
Owner of Sophia’s Thai kitchen since 2001.

A Davis since 1996 when he came to our community to attend UC Davis where he majored in English.
Kevin comes from Seattle Washington.

Girlfriend of five years, Tenzin. Don’t pressure him about marriage. He gets enough from his parents.

Kevin is an avid music enthusiast enjoys going to concerts and shows where he gets ideas for performers for his restaurant/bar.

He loves to give back to his community. Kevin was the driving force behind the much successful Fall Welcome Concert held in Downtown Davis in October 2013.

Kevin has been a Davis Downtown Board member since 2011.