Downtown Davis is a 32 block Business Improvement District (DBID) formed in 1989. The DBID empowers business license holders in the defined area to self-assess annual fees to ensure the economic well-being of the district. Activities of the DBID include marketing, events and advocacy.
Davis Downtown (DDBA) was organized concurrent with the formation of the DBID in 1989, and is the entity approved each year by the Davis City Council to execute the business of the DBID. An 11-member Board of Directors, elected each February by the Davis Downtown membership, guides the vision and mission of the organization, with the support of three standing Committees: Marketing and Events, Parking and Downtown Visioning and Community Relations.
The day-to-day operations of Davis Downtown are overseen by an administrative director, a marketing coordinator, and a 2nd Friday ArtAbout coordinator.