About Downtown Fargo
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).
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.
List of our Board Members
DCP Vice Chair
"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."
FMCVB Liaison - Non-Voting
"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."
"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."
NDSU Liaison - Non-Voting
"What I love the most about Downtown Fargo is its excitement and vibrancy. The Midwest has the stereotype for being bland and lifeless, and Downtown Fargo proves the opposite. Downtown Fargo has the excitement and amenities of a city, as well as the warm, small-town like charm that make it a fun place to be for people of all ages."
Danya Del Val
Arts Liaison - Non-Voting
"What I love about Downtown Fargo is the walkability and the charm."
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."
Board Member - Voting
"I love Downtown Fargo because there are so many unique choices and a great social atmosphere."