Resources for business and property owners
Downtown Action Organization
The DAO is the nonprofit organization that oversees the Santa Rosa Downtown District, a community benefit district funded by property owners. The DAO partners with local businesses to promote, enhance and beautify Downtown Santa Rosa.
All business and property owners can contact NexStreet for assistance with safety, sanitation or security concerns. They currently operate seven days a week and can be reached at
Parklet Policy Information
Click here to read the City's Parklet Program manual and find out more about establishing a permanent parklet.
Financial Documents, Tax Filings and Past Meeting Minutes
2021 Form 990
To request a copy of any financial documents, tax filings or past meeting minutes, email or call (707) 636-2845.
2023 Board of Directors
Chair: Hugh Futrell, Hugh Futrell Corp.
Vice-Chair: Pauline Block, Cornerstone Properties / coLAB
Treasurer: Joe Dietzen, West America Bank
Immediate Past Chair: Natalie Balfour, Airport Business Center
Members of the Board
Chad Asay, Sonoma Clean Power
Leeanna Ausiello-Kane, Ausiello's / AGA Acquisitions
Zach Berkowitz, Property Owner
Raissa de la Rosa, City of Santa Rosa
Chris Denny, The Engine is Red
Nicole Gaddis, California Luggage
Caitlin Kurasek, La Rosa Tequileria & Grille
Stevan Stankovich, Santa Rosa Plaza / Simon Properties
Peter Stanley, Archilogix
Don Tomasi, TLCD Architecture
Argo Thompson, The California / Left Edge Theatre
Agendas are posted 48 hours prior to the meeting and linked to each meeting date. Meeting locations are included on each agenda, along with minutes from the previous meeting.
Board Meetings usually occur every third Wednesday at 9am. Executive Committee meetings usually occur every second Wednesday at 9am. Committee meetings occur on an as-needed or project basis.
January 12, 2022 - Executive Committee
August 4, 2022 - Board Meeting
September 14, 9am - Executive Committee