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About the BID

The Downtown San Rafael Business Improvement District (BID) is a 501 C(6) nonprofit corporation established to revitalize the  downtown corridor and promote the common interests of Downtown businesses. Through attention to streetscape, marketing and  promotions, special events and advocating on issues of safety, public parking and other factors affecting the economic vitality of the downtown district, the BID fulfills its mission. The BID is a special assessment district formed to fund services, activities and programs above and beyond services provided by the City, for the purpose of improving the common areas and strengthening businesses within the district.

Board & Staff

Board of Directors

Five-Corners-Principal-Jed-Greene

President:

Jed Greene, Five Corners Consulting Group, LLC

Erika Bowker, San Rafael BID board member

Social Media Director:

Erika Bowker, Pleasures of the Heart

Adam Dawson of Mike's Bikes, San Rafael BID board member.

Vice-President:

Adam Dawson, Mike's Bikes

Five-Corners-Principal-Jed-Greene

Acting Treasurer:

Jed Greene, Five Corners Consulting Group, LLC

Tobi Lessem, Bodywise Masage, Inc. Downtown San Rafael massage therapist

Secretary:

Tobi Lessem, Bodywise Massage, Inc

Jeff Bursati B&D Sports

Board Member, Block Captain:

Jeff Brusati, T&B Sports

Morgan Schauffler

Board Member: 

Morgan Schauffler, Youth in Arts

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Board Member:

Terrance Thornton, San Rafael Martial Arts

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Board Member:

Elisabeth Setten, Artworks Downtown

Bishlam & Amy Bullock

Board Members:

Amy & Bishlam Bullock, Salon B Style Lab

Staff

Sarah Tipple Photo

Executive Director:
Sarah Tipple

We are excited to welcome Sarah Tipple as our new Executive Director, beginning in January 2022. She is a third-generation Marinite (a fourth-generation San Franciscan and a fifth-generation Californian) with a passion for the people, nature, and the arts that flourish here. Sarah has over 15 years of experience in the field of festivals, street fairs, and community events in the Bay Area.

Sarah lived and worked in Downtown San Rafael for over a decade, having had an office on 4th Street.  Currently, Sarah is on the event management team for the Petaluma Downtown Association and is the Artist Liaison for the Mill Fall Arts Festival.

Sarah is a Terra Linda Trojan graduate and attended UC Santa Cruz where she earned a degree in Psychology and Media.  She manages and plays on a Golden Gate Women’s Soccer team and enjoys attending events just as much as she loves organizing them.

Meetings & Agendas

BID members, you're invited!

Join our standing board meetings. Find out what's happening & share your thoughts!

Monthly BID Board meetings

3rd Thursdays via Zoom

Please email for meeting invite director@downtownsanrafael.org

2022 Agendas & Meeting Minutes by Month

Month

Agenda

Minutes

January 20, 2022 Meeting

February 17, 2022 Meeting

March 17, 2022 Meeting

April 21, 2022 Meeting

May 19, 2022 Meeting

June 16, 2022 Meeting

July 21, 2022 Meeting

August 18, 2022 Meeting

September 15, 2022 Meeting

October 20, 2022 Meeting

November 17, 2022 Meeting

December 15, 2022 Meeting

Block Captains: TBD

GET INVOLVED!

The Downtown San Rafael Business Improvement District is looking for engaged, passionate BID Members who are interested in serving on the BID Board of Directors and/or on a Committee. If having your finger on the pulse of the community and creating new ideas and initiatives for downtown sounds like something you’d like to be involved in, get more information and an application here.

Please contact Sarah Tipple, Executive Director of Downtown San Rafael BID by phone 415-849-1874 or email director@downtownsanrafael.org.

Our Mission

We stand for Downtown San Rafael businesses. Supporting San Rafael's downtown is the BID's only job. Join us as we build community, advocate for our member businesses, and promote the eclectic retail, restaurant, arts and professional companies that call downtown home.