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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.

Jay Graves
Bravera Bank
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Shawna Bonini
704 Properties
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Becky Rogers
Big Sky Economic Develpment
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George Maragos
Northern Hotel
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Mia Yegen
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Sean Lynch
Pub Station
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Blake Wahrlich
ClockTower Inn
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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.

Georgia Cady
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Dorothy Dupree
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Marcee Neary
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Dan Brooks
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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.

Julie Seedhouse
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Daron Olson
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Dusty Eaton
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Jennifer Reiser
Ad Hoc Member
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Tracy Mouser
Ad Hoc Member
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Brandon Scala
DBA Board Vice President
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Matt Blakeslee
DBA Board President
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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.
Tom Rupsis
City Council Ex-Officio
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Katy Easton
DBA CEO
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Matt Blakeslee
DBA Rep; Billings Cultural Partner
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Brandon Scala
Billings Parking Board Rep
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James A. Patten
PPBG Law - At Large Member
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Jock West
West Law Firm - Downtown Property Owners Association Rep
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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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Denis Pitman
Yellowstone County Commissioner
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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
At Large Member
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Meri McGlone
First Interstate Bank
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Mary Walks Over Ice
At large member, DBP
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Dave Fishbaugh
At Large
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Meet the awesome dogs who live and work in Downtown Billings.

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Magnolia
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Docky Boy
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Vesper & Cyrus
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Lilly & Dargan
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Maximus
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Scooby
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Quinn
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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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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
Community Engagement & 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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Officer Sean Weston
Downtown Resource Officer
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Officer Mike Freeman
Downtown Resource Officer
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Kody Christensen-Linton
Resource Outreach Coordinator
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