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

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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).


The mission of the Downtown Community Partnership (DCP) is to bring
together and support the businesses, promoters, advocates, and visionaries of historic Downtown Fargo and its future by connecting and partnering within our community and beyond.


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.

207 4th Street N, Suite B
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

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Melissa Rademacher


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Katelin Madsen

Event Coordinator

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Lora Larson

Development Coordinator

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Chris Schlepp

BID Operations Manager

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Our Board Members

Board Members:

Josie Danz

Austin Morris

Warren Ackley

Jesse Helland

Ann Olson

Tom Smith

Kevin Riley

Josh Rohrer

Taya Spelhaug

Travis Koch

Tim Flakoll

Chair: Lee Dobrinz

1st Vice Chair:Michael Erickson

2nd Vice Chair & Treasurer:Becky Walen

Secretary: Janie Hogan

BID Advisor:Adrienne Olson


City Commission: Dave Piepkorn

City Planning: Maegin Elshaug

Public Works: Mark Williams

FM CVB: Andi Thoreson

NDSU Student: William Fleck

The Arts Partnership: Dayna Del Val