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The Business Improvement District (BID), the property-owner organization, was created in 2005 and renewed for 10 years in 2015; the BID manages clean, safe, and outreach programs.

David Mitchell
Coldwell Banker Commercial
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Becky Rogers
Big Sky Economic Develpment
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George Maragos
Northern Hotel
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Randy Hafer
High Plains Architects
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Mike Tuss
Cushing Terrell Architects
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Sean Lynch
Pub Station
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Rudi Marten
Clark Marten Photography
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Joe Stout
Director of Operations
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James Chandler
Associate Development Director / BID Street Team
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Adam Roebling
BID Street Team
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The Community Innovations (CI), a coalition of the business community, social services, city government and officials, tribal leaders, law enforcement, and the faith community, came to exist after The Downtown Billings Alliance and City of Billings co-hosted a Community Innovations Summit in October of 2014 to address the issues of chronic inebriation, an increase in street disorder, and transiency affecting the city, and downtown Billings in particular. The Summit showcased data-driven and solution-oriented national best practices. Community Innovations continues to see measurable, positive impacts and continues to drive change through creation of working task forces, implementation of comprehensive, downtown community policing program, a continuum of care where the cornerstone is cultural awareness and sensitivity in counseling and treatment, while intersecting vulnerable populations with resources and alternatives to cyclical, addictive, or negative behavior.

Nell Eby
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Marcee Neary
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Dan Brooks
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Erika Willis
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Tina Volek
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Stephanie Robinson
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Denise Joy
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The Downtown Billings Association (DBA), which was known as the merchant/membership organization, was created in 1985. The DBA promotes and advocates for a vital city center through programmatic and place-making elements like event management, public art, and greenspace development.

Sam Merrick
MetraPark - At Large Member
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Chris White
Albertsons
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Travis Dimond
Berkshire Hathaway Floberg Real Estate
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Biff Hagstrom
iGruv Eyewear
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Jennifer Reiser
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Tracy Mouser
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Jeffrey Keller
DBA Treasurer
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Kendra Fike
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Katie Thurman
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Mia Yegen
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Toni Schneider
CTA Architects
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Brandon Scala
Valley FCU
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Matt Blakeslee
Art House Cinema & Pub
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Ann Kosempa
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David Fishbaugh
Parking Board Rep
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Ignacio Barron Viela
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Jeff Lethert
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The Downtown Billings Partnership (DBP), the economic development and redevelopment arm of the Alliance, was created in 1998, to implement the transformative 1997 Framework Plan, the downtown master plan. The DBP assists the City of Billings with Tax Increment Financing (TIF) investment in largely the central business district. Since the implementation of the Framework Plan in 1998, there have been 335 projects totaling over $66 million in Tax Increment Financing District (TIFD) funds and over $234 million in private investment to revitalize and grow the city center, downtown Billings.
Sam Merrick
MetraPark - At Large Member
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Matt Blakeslee
DBA Rep
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David Fishbaugh
Parking Board Rep
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James A. Patten
PPBG Law - At Large Member
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Jock West
West Law Firm - At Large Member
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Joni Harman
Swift Building Lofts - At Large Member
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Norman Miller
Miller Building - At Large Member
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Sean Lynch
BID Rep
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Steve Arveschoug
Big Sky EDA Rep
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Chris Kukulski
City of Billings Rep
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Janna Hafer
Billings Public Schools Rep
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Dennis Pitman
Yellowstone County Commissioner
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Kim Olsen
O2 Architects, Property Owners Association Rep
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Ethan Kanning
NAI Properties - At Large Member
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Chris Montague
Montague's Jewelers - At Large Member
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Stephen Wahrlich
Best Western Plus Clocktower Inn - At Large Member
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Steve Tostenrud
First Interstate Bank - At Large Member
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Marguerite Jodry
Zest Kitchen & Cookware - At Large Member
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Katy Easton
DBA CEO
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Penny Ronning
City Council Ex-officio
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Ignacio Barron Viela
Billings Cultural Partners Rep
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Meet the awesome dogs who live and work in Downtown Billings.

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Vesper & Cyrus
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Maximus
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Scooby
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Celly
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Marlee
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Summer
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Winnie
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Cooper
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Sammi
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Bowie
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Laney
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Moose
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Molly
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Katy Easton
DBA CEO
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Mehmet Casey
Development Director
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Lindsay Richardson
Events Director
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Joe Stout
Director of Operations
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James Chandler
Associate Development Director / BID Street Team
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Adam Roebling
BID Street Team
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Emily Meick
Office Manager
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Caitlin Bailey
Virtual Assistant
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Officer Tony Nichols
Downtown Resource Officer
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Officer Brad Mansur
Downtown Resource Officer
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Kody Christensen-Linton
Resource Outreach Coordinator
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