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Downtown Office The Downtown Bozeman Partnership is a member managed limited liability corporation. The member organizations include the Downtown Bozeman Association (DBA), Business Improvement District (BID), and Tax Increment Fund (TIF) which established the Partnership as an incorporated management agency. The Downtown Bozeman Partnership provides combined operational support in the form of offices and employees for the three member organizations. As such, the Partnership is the unified identity of the DBA, BID and TIF, as each organization works independently and collectively on behalf of downtown Bozeman. The Downtown Bozeman Partnership coordinates extensively with City of Bozeman staff, the City Commission, and the Parking Commission. The Partnership works in conjunction with many of the City’s citizen advisory boards on a variety of issues as they pertain to downtown. Perhaps most important, the Partnership continually strives to foster strong relationships with downtown property and business owners. All of these cooperative efforts strengthen downtown as a critical element in the greater community fabric.Contact Downtown Bozeman

Downtown Bozeman Association (DBA)

MISSION STATEMENT: The purpose of the Downtown Bozeman Association (DBA) is: to promote downtown Bozeman as a center of business, culture and entertainment; to conduct and promote activities and events that build a strong local economy; and to contribute to the well-being, growth and vitality of downtown Bozeman.

The DBA was established in 1980 as a 501c6 membership organization. The DBA board is chosen by its members. The DBA membership includes a wide variety of retail shops, restaurants, professional service companies, and other non-profit organizations. The DBA generates revenue from annual membership dues and event proceeds.

Annual DBA special events include: the Christmas Stroll, the Bridal Walk, Crazy Days, the Art Walk series, Music on Main, and the Cruisin’ on Main car show. The DBA also administers the Downtown Dollars program.

Current DBA Bylaw document (400 KB PDF)

Sign up to become a member of the Downtown Bozeman Association (3.2 MB PDF)

Pay DBA Dues or Sponsorships Online
no paypal account is necessary

DBA Board Members:

Babs Noelle: Chairperson
Alara Jewelry

Lisa Rickenbaugh: Vice Chair

Coco Douma: Treasurer
First Security Bank

Mike Money
Big Sky Western Bank

Chelsea Schmidt
Gallatin Ice Foundation

Ariana Paliobagis
Country Bookshelf

Marley McKenna
Taco Del Sol

Terra Hall
Head West

Tax Increment Fund (TIF)

MISSION STATEMENT: The Downtown Bozeman Tax Increment Fund (TIF) will foster an economically thriving district that: 1) attracts investment; 2) stabilizes and strengthens the tax base; and 3) supports the vitality and diversity of the Gallatin Valley as its social and cultural center.

The TIF was created to fund the implementation of the 1995 Downtown Bozeman Urban Renewal Plan. The TIF board is appointed by the Mayor with City Commission consent. The TIF is financed by the annual increase in the district’s tax base since 1995. As mandated by Montana Code, the TIF invests in infrastructure projects that add long-term value to the district.

The TIF board provided matching funds for the landscaping of Soroptomist Park. The TIF also made a significant financial contribution towards the construction of Bozeman’s LEED-certified public library. TIF monies funded the historic street lamps, benches, trash receptacles, and bike racks along Main Street. The TIF is the major funding source for the Downtown Parking Garage, which opened in April of 2009

TIF Board Members:

Bobby Bear: Chairperson
Citizen Representative

Shannon Haish
Citizen Representative

Bob Hietala
Gallatin College

Scott Lee
Bozeman Parking Manager

Vonda Laird
J & V Restaurant Supply

Bob Lashaway
Montana State University

Bill Stoddart
Northfork Financial LLC.

Business Improvement District (BID)

MISSION STATEMENT: The downtown Bozeman Business Improvement District (BID) is an organization of downtown property owners who through thoughtful, pro-active collaboration and partnership with local government, business owners, residents and citizens strive to create a shared vision and voice for the community of downtown Bozeman. The BID will commit resources, identify, plan and act on short-term and long-term initiatives otherwise unavailable to individual owners. The BID has a goal of ensuring the long-term preservation and vitality of the city’s underlying economic, cultural, social and environmental assets. The BID will work together to keep our downtown a safe, beautiful and vibrant place.

The BID was originally founded in 2000, expanded in 2006, and renewed in 2010. BID revenues are derived from a voluntary annual assessment based on each property’s portion of the district’s taxable value. The BID is overseen by a board appointed by the City Commission.

BID monies support numerous programs including the summer flower baskets, holiday lighting, graffiti removal and a year-round maintenance employees.

BID Board Members

Eric Bowman Chairperson
Owenhouse Ace Hardware

Mike Basile
Prudential Real Estate

Dylan Clarkson
American Bank

Dan Himsworth
Insty Prints

Ileana Indreland
Delaney & Company

Eric Sutherland
360 Commercial

Buck Taylor
Community Health Partners

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