About the BID

The Downtown San Rafael Business Improvement District (BID) is a 501 C(6) nonprofit corporation established in 1979 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.

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Board & Staff

Board of Directors



Terrance Thornton, San Rafael Martial Arts

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Adam Dawson, Mike's Bikes

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


Tobi Lessem, Bodywise Massage, Inc

Bishlam & Amy Bullock

Board Members:

Amy & Bishlam Bullock, Salon B Style Lab

Jeff Bursati B&D Sports

Board Member:

Jeff Brusati, T&B Sports

Morgan Schauffler

Board Member: 

Morgan Schauffler, Youth in Arts

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Board Member:

Kelly Phu, Vin Antico

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Board Member:

Jay Yinger, Yinger Studios


Board Member:

Valon Grajqevci, Tam Commons


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Sarah Tipple

Erika Bowker, San Rafael BID board member

Social Media Contractor:

Erika Bowker, Pleasures of the Heart

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 at 10am at the San Rafael Chamber Office, 817 Mission Ave, San Rafael

Please email for meeting invite director@downtownsanrafael.org

2024 Agendas & Meeting Minutes by Month




January 18, 2024 Meeting

February 15, 2024 Meeting

March 21, 2024 Meeting

April 18, 2024 Meeting


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.