About Us 2018-02-14T17:31:23+00:00

We’re a 501C6 Non-Profit in North Dakota

Become a DCP Member!

The DCP’s commitment to downtown dates back to 1969 with the incorporation of the Fargo Park and Shop later becoming the Downtown Business Association.  Over the years, the name changed to emphasize a more community approach to downtown revitalization.  This mission was expanded beyond traditional retail and special events to take on development challenges facing downtown.

Major initiatives facilitated by the DCP over the years include the adoption of the North Dakota Renaissance Zone, the Broadway Streetscape Improvement Project, Railway Quiet Zone Project and most recently the development of North Dakota’s first Downtown Business Improvement District (BID).


Our Mission is to make Downtown Fargo the coolest place on planet Earth.


Our Vision is to promote and expand the Downtown as the preferred destination with a strong sense of place filled with vibrant culture, art, and commerce. To be the signature destination that provides an extraordinary sense of place for those who call it home and a magnet for worldwide guests.

Contact Us

The DCP’s office is in the heart of Historic Downtown Fargo.

210 Broadway N #202
Fargo, ND 58102

Our regular business hours are Monday – Friday
1:30pm – 5:00pm
Telephone (701) 241-1570  and Fax (701) 241-8275 .


Randy Meyer

Office Manager

Melissa Rademacher


McKaila Ruud

Events Coordinator

Kalley Norr

Development Coordinator

Chris Schlepp

BID Operations Manager

Our Board Members

Board Members:

Josie Danz
Jake Joraanstad
Austin Morris
Adrienne Olson
Ann Olson
Kevin Riley
Josh Rohrer
Tom Smith
Taya Spelhaug
Brad Wimmer

Chair: Travis Koch
1st Vice Chair, BID: Lee Dobrinz
2nd Vice Chair: Michael Erickson
Treasurer: Becky Walen
Secretary: Janie Hogan


City Commission: Dave Piepkorn
City Planning: Derrick LaPoint
Public Works: Mark Williams
NDSU Student: Chase Grindberg
The Arts Partnership: Dayna Del Val