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Membership Information

Welcome to Downtown Davis

As a downtown-located business or property owner, you are automatically a member of Davis Downtown. Davis Downtown is a 32-block Downtown Business Improvement District (DBID) formed in 1989 and is responsible for marketing and promotion, events, and advocacy for our downtown. Our mission is to advocate for and support our downtown through the following core efforts:

Davis Downtown Mission

The Davis Downtown Business Association actively leads and energizes the downtown as the primary business, entertainment and cultural center of Davis by:

  • Advocating on behalf of the Downtown.
  • Organizing, sustaining, and supporting activities and events.
  • Developing regional marketing opportunities.
  • Expanding relations with the City and UC Davis.
  • Addressing parking issues.
  • Promoting diverse business opportunities.

The Davis Downtown Team

Stewart Savage

Stewart Savage

Executive Director
Abaton Consulting
Office: 826 Second Street
Mailing: P.O. Box 72497
Davis, CA 95617
Lauren James

Lauren James

ArtAbout Coordinator
2nd Friday Art About
Office: 826 Second Street
Mailing: P.O. Box 72497
Davis, CA 95617


DAVIS DOWNTOWN offers a variety of ways for you to promote your business while helping keep downtown Davis the fun, vibrant, and exciting center of our community. You can choose from free, sponsorship, or paid promotional opportunities. Here are just a few of the ways you can showcase your business while bringing customers to our downtown.


With over 1000 visitors a week, the website is an excellent addition to your marketing toolkit. For all of our member businesses, we offer a FREE business information listing.  Your business listing information is displayed in our website directory and mobile app directory.

What is more exciting is you can update your business listing as necessary to fit with your marketing efforts.  Visit our Member Resources page to setup your account and claim your downtown Davis business listing.

2ND FRIDAY ART ABOUT enables downtown businesses to host their very own art exhibit. An average of 30 venues participate the 2nd Friday of each month. Art exhibits can include paintings, sculptures, jewelry, live music, dance performances, and more. Davis Downtown can even help you get started by connecting you with an artist that fits your style.

See how you can participate in the 2nd Friday Art About

Davis Downtown Gift Card

THE DAVIS DOWNTOWN GIFT CARD program encourages the sale and use of gift cards which can be used at participating businesses within the DBID.

Approximately $85,000 in gift cards are purchased each year.

If you accept MasterCard, you too can accept the Davis Downtown Gift Card. No setup fee! No maintenance fees! Setup only takes a few minutes.

Learn more about our gift cards here.


Keep informed about the many events and promotional opportunities that take place in the downtown throughout the year. Don’t worry, we try to keep our emails to a minimum.  We like to share only the good stuff.  And remember, you can unsubscribe at any time.

As part of our advertising and advocacy efforts, there are many things we like to share.  The email addresses you provide for email communications are not included in that. We don’t sell or share your email subscription email addresses.


Davis Downtown Website – Regional Marketing – Opportunities and Advertising – Treat Trail – Jumpstart Davis – Brown Bag Meetings – Window
Decorating Contest – Screeverfest – Downtown Open House – Sidewalk Sale – 12 Days of Downtown Davis – Twinkle Light Program – Shop Davis – Downtown
Banners – Facebook Promotions – Email Distribution – Dia de los Muertos – Picnic Day – Fall for the Arts – Holiday Tree Lighting – Fall Welcome


Davis Downtown strives to support you and other members of the DBID. You can learn more about our organization and our activities by enjoying our website located here on our website.

A great place to start is our About Us page. Here you can view our Annual Report and our organizational by-laws.

GET INVOLVED – Davis Downtown is successful due to the energy and support of our many members. If you wish to have a positive impact on our downtown community, join us at one of our groups which meet each month.

  • Governing Board – 2nd Thursday 8:30 am, Hunt-Boyer Mansion
  • Marketing Committee -1st Tuesday 9:00 am, River City Bank
  • Parking Committee – 3rd Thursday 9:00 am, River City Bank
  • Bar and Restaurant Committee – 2nd Wednesday 9:00 am, Location TBD

Need To Get In Touch With Us?

Send us a note using our online contact form. You can find our direct email addresses on our DDBA Board Member, Officer or Staff page.