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District News

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

(707) 318-7777.

Parklet Policy Information

Click here to read the City's Parklet Program manual and find out more about establishing a permanent parklet.

City Facade Improvement Grant
Click here to view details on the City's Facade Improvement Grant


If you are a Downtown business owner and don't currently receive our monthly newsletters, please contact us.

January 2023

February 2023

March 2023

Reports, Financial Documents, Tax Filings and Past Meeting Minutes

2023 Statement of Activities

2022 Annual Report

2022 Meeting Minutes

2021 Annual Report

2021 Form 990

2021 Compiled Financial Statements

2020 Annual Report


To request a copy of any financial documents, tax filings or past meeting minutes, email or call (707) 636-2845.

2023 Board of Directors

Executive Committee

Chair: Hugh Futrell, Hugh Futrell Corp.

Vice-Chair: Pauline Block, Cornerstone Properties / coLAB

Treasurer: Joe Dietzen, West America Bank

Secretary: Stevan Stankovich, Santa Rosa Plaza / Simon Properties

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

Peter Stanley, Archilogix

Don Tomasi, TLCD Architecture

Argo Thompson, The California / Left Edge Theatre


Meeting Details

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.

Upcoming Meetings

April 12, 9am - Executive Committee

April 19, 9am - Board 

Past Meetings

January 11, 2023, 9am - Executive Committee

January 12, 2023, 1pm - Design & Improvement Committee

January 18, 9am - Board Meeting at TLCD Architecture

February 8, 9am - Executive Committee

February 9, 1pm - Design & Improvement Committee

February 15, 9am - Board Meeting

March 8 - Executive Committee Meeting

March 15, 9am - Board Meeting

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