About Us - Downtown Community Partnership


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

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).

Meet Our Team

List of our Board Members

Austin Morris
Warren Ackley
Taya Spelhaug
Tim Flakoll
Patrick McShane

Adrienne Olson

Vice Chair

Tami Norgard


Taya Spelhaug


Patrick McShane

BID Advisor

Jesse Helland

City Commission

Dave Piepkorn


Danni Melquist

Adrienne Olson

DCP Chair

Kilbourne Group
"I love that life can be lived in downtown Fargo without a car. Locally-owned small businesses and sidewalks filled with people create social connections and safety nets, and I love being part of it."

Danni Melquist

FMCVB Liaison - Non-Voting

Fargo-Moorhead Convention & Visitors Bureau (A.K.A Visit Fargo-Moorhead)
"I love the energy and culture of Downtown Fargo is unbeatable. It's a community that really draws you in. The lively street art, unique boutiques, amazing restaurants, and live events all make it a really exciting place to be."

Austin Morris

Board Member

Enclave Companies
"I love the unique and eclectic experience of the locally owned bars, restaurants and shops as well as the multitude of events for adults and families alike."

Ethan Mickelson

Arts Liaison - Non-Voting

The Arts Partnership
"What I love about Downtown Fargo is the walkability and the charm."

Taya Spelhaug

Board Member - Voting

"I love the vibrancy of Downtown and how alive it is. From the amazing restaurants, shopping and entertainment, there is always something to do."

Tim Flakoll

Board Member - Voting

Tri-College University and North Dakota State University
"I love Downtown Fargo because there are so many unique choices and a great social atmosphere."