About Us – Downtown Billings Alliance

About the Downtown Billings Alliance

Nowhere identifies and unites the cultural, economic, and elemental values of a city like it’s downtown. Made up of the businesses, creatives, and leaders that populate Montana's largest city, the Downtown Billings Alliance works each day to make Billings into a place ripe for economic and civic opportunities. Their active programs include urban renewal efforts, safety initiatives, and downtown business spotlights designed to lure curious citizens back into the city's central core.

The Alliance Includes:


Downtown Billings Association (DBA)

  • Membership
  • Events
  • Place Making
  • Advocacy
  • Marketing

Business Improvement District (BID)

  • Clean & Safe Initiatives
  • Spare Change for Real Change
  • Community Innovations
  • Downtown Resource Officers
  • BID Street Team/Purple People

Downtown Billings Partnership (DBP)

  • Urban Renewal
  • Development
  • Tax Increment Financing
  • Revolving Loan Fund
  • Property Owner Assistance

Where the work happens:

Projects & Promotions

Giving guidance and input to special events, programs, and marketing initiatives of the DBA.

Membership Committee

Working to improve the membership experience and recruitment of new members.

Community Innovations

Working in conjunction with city leaders and organizations to alleviate
transiency and public inebriation.

Pocket Parks

Working to bring green spaces to our urban center.

Public Art

Initiatives to create and increase public art in downtown.

Retail Task-Force

Retail recruitment and retention for Downtown Billings.

Advocacy

Working to promote and influence important issues in our city.

MEET THE TEAM:

Lisa Harmon

Executive Director

Lisa Harmon

Executive Director

406-294-5060
2815 2nd Ave N. Billings MT 59101

Greg Krueger

Development Director

Greg Krueger

Development Director

406-294-5060
2815 2nd Ave N. Billings MT 59101

Joe Stout

Director of Operations

Joe Stout

Director of Operations

406-294-5060
2815 2nd Ave N. Billings MT 59101

Natasha Potratz

Director of Arts & Events

Natasha Potratz

Director of Arts & Events

406-294-5060
2815 2nd Ave N. Billings MT 59101

Ray Porrello

Executive Assistant/Member Relations

Ray Porrello

Executive Assistant/Member Relations

406-294-5060
2815 2nd Ave N. Billings MT 59101

Molly Schiltz

Molly Schiltz

Mel Barbour

Website/Social Media Manager

Mel Barbour

Website/Social Media Manager

406-294-5060
2815 2nd Ave N. Billings MT 59101

Virginia Bryan

Artwalk President

Virginia Bryan

Artwalk President

406-294-5060
2815 2nd Ave N. Billings Mt 59101

Jerrid Gray

Lead: BID Street Team

Jerrid Gray

Lead: BID Street Team

406-294-5060
2815 2nd Ave N. Billings Mt 59101

James Chandler

BID Street Team

James Chandler

BID Street Team

406-294-5060
2815 2nd Ave N. Billings MT 59101