Board of Directors

The DCP is governed by an 18 member board of directors that includes merchants, property owners, city representatives and core committee chairs.  Current board includes:

VOTING MEMBERS

Doug Anderson, Chair
Swanson Health Products

Cari Luchau, Vice Chair
c.lizzy’s

Judd Graham, Treasurer
Wells Fargo Bank

Mark Nisbet, Secretary
Xcel Energy

Mike Allmendinger
Kilbourne Group

Carol Anhorn
WDAY/WDAZ TV/Forum Communications

Lee Dobrinz
JLG Architects

Mary English
White Banner Uniforms

Dominic Fischer
NDSU – Department of Architecture and Landscape Architecture

Tim Flakoll
NDSU Downtown/Tri College University

Sheila Hanson
Northern Home Furniture & Design

Brian Hayer
Warner and Company Insurance

Chris Kennelly
Kennelly & O’Keeffe Attorneys

Don Marty
Sanford Health

Tom Smith
Great Northern Bicycle Company

NON VOTING MEMBERS

Ex-Officio
Joe Nigg
City of Fargo Planning Department

Nicole Crutchfield
City of Fargo Planning Department

Jim Gilmour
City of Fargo Planning Department

Steve Stoner
Past Board Chair

Brad Wimmer
Wimmer’s Diamonds & City of Fargo Commission

Emeritus
Roger Gilbertson, MD
Sanford Health

About Us

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The Downtown Community Partnership (DCP) is a non-profit development corporation for the downtown district that includes Fargo, ND and Moorhead, MN.

VISION:
Our vision is for Downtown to be a thriving, vibrant, innovative, sustainable heart of the region.

MISSION:
The mission of the Downtown Community Partnership (DCP) is to be promoters, advocates, educators, and visionaries of our historic Downtown by connecting and partnering inside our community and beyond.

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).

In January 2013, the Board of Directors approved a new Vision/Mission/Logo as part of a re-branding and strategic plan.

New DCP Logo

The logo was part of a community wide Logo Design Competition and over 20 designs were submitted. Jessi Larson, a freelance graphic designer and LEED Accredited Interior Designer at Michael J. Burns Architects (MBJA), was named the winner with her design. The new logo features an art design encompassing four main shapes forming a circle. Jessi Larson describes the concept of her winning design: “The color palate was pulled directly from images that represent downtown, the community, and our natural landscape. Grass green, sky blue, harvest orange and wheat yellow.  Amping up the intensity of these colors helps to reflect the vibrancy of our downtown community.

Equally part of the ‘re-branding’ is the inclusion of the DCP’s mission verbs: promote, advocate, educate, envision. Each mission verb is assigned a color.  When the four colors are combined, as represented in the logo, you achieve a ‘whole’.  The logo design is based around the concept of the DCP’s role in helping to make our community ‘whole’ by promoting, advocating, educating, and envisioning”.

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. 

What We Do

On a daily basis, the DCP is involved in the planning and coordination of events/activities that attracts thousands to downtown and promotes our city center as a healthy and vibrant center.  The DCP also leads efforts within the community to shape public policy that advocates the betterment and enrichment of downtown.  We serve as the liaison between the private sector and public sector in the processing of applications and permits.  The DCP drives initiatives in marketing downtown as vibrant, clean and safe. 

The DCP uses the Main Street Approach to downtown revitalization, which incorporates activities in organization, promotions, design and economic restructuring.  Each of these combines to build a positive, identifiable image for downtown.

Staff

The DCP employs two full-time staff members, two part-time staff members and a street fair consultant.  Combined, DCP Staff has over a quarter of a century professional experience in downtown management and development.  Our current staff includes:

Michael Hahn, CMSM
President/CEO
(701) 298-6965
mike@downtownfargo.com

Jed Pahan
Vice President
(701) 364-9867
jed@downtownfargo.com

Randy Meyer
Accountant/Business Manager
(701) 241-1570
randy@downtownfargo.com

Stephanie Holland
Street Fair Consultant
(701) 451-9062

Amy Nash
Sustainability Coordinator
amy@downtownfargo.com
(701) 799-3910