Coeur d'Alene Downtown Association

The Coeur d’Alene Downtown Association (DTA) was established in May 1990 to provide services within the Business Improvement District (BID).  The DTA is a comprehensive, non-profit, downtown management agency governed by a membership-elected Board of Directors. The DTA uses the Main Street Four-Point Approach in its revitalization efforts, funded by revenues from the BID, the City of Coeur d’Alene, and various promotional events.

Becoming a business owner in Downtown Coeur d’Alene automatically includes you as a member of the Coeur d’Alene Downtown Association (DTA) and the Business Improvement District (BID).  All revenues from the BID go to support the activities of the DTA.  The BID represents about one-third of the DTA’s annual budget.

The BID was established in May of 1990 by the City of Coeur d’Alene and the Coeur d’Alene Downtown Association.  Idaho state law allows cities to form a BID for the purpose of improving business in a commercial area.  A group of volunteer business people circulated a petition throughout downtown Coeur d’Alene.  Persons owning businesses within the proposed 22 block downtown BID signed the petition, which was submitted to the Coeur d’Alene City council.  The city held a public hearing and established the Downtown BID.

All business owners in the district are required to pay an annual BID assessment.  The City collects the assessments and forwards the funds to the Coeur d’Alene Downtown Association.  Assessment rates have not been raised since the BID’s inception.

Bill Reagan, President
The Coeur d’Alene Resort

Jim Chapkis, Vice President
Raymond James Financial Services

Ilene Moss, Vice President
All Things Irish

Ben Widmyer, Secretary
Widmyer Corporation

Joe Angelo, Treasurer
Northwest Insurance Associates

David Bobbitt
First Interstate Bank

Adam Graves

Kareen Link
T-Blue Boutique

Mark Rogers
The Leatherworks

Doug Rupiper, CFP
Edward Jones

Maren Scoggins
Abi’s Ice Cream

Craig Sumey
First Presbyterian Church

Blair Williams
Art Spirit Gallery

Clean & Safe Committee
Dedicated to keeping the Downtown picturesque and family-friendly. This committee is involved with projects such as the flower baskets, the trees along Sherman and Lakeside Avenues, and other amenities such as the street-side benches. They meet the First Friday of every month at 8:00 a.m. in the Merritt Conference Room in the Chamber Building located at 1st & Lakeside.

Economic Development Committee
Concerned with keeping our business environment healthy and varied. They contact new property owners/managers and maintain a listing of places available for lease. They meet the Second Wednesday of each month at 8:00 a.m. at the Merritt Conference Room in the Chamber Building located at 1st & Lakeside.

Events Committee
Work to draw visitors and locals alike through events such as Car d’Lane, Street Fair and the Holiday Parade. They meet the fourth Wednesday of each month at 8:00 am in the Coeur Conference Room in the Chamber Building located at 1st & Lakeside.

Marketing Committee
Provide both local and far-reaching advertising for year-around promotion of the Downtown Business area. They help coordinate co-opertive programs and advertising tools such as the Downtown Brochure. This committee meets the Fourth Friday of each month at 8:00 a.m. in the Merritt Conference Room in the Chamber Building located at 1st & Lakeside.

This committee was formed to address the issues of maintaining a vibrant retail environment in the Downtown business district. The committee works as a communication forum for the retail and hospitality businesses and has been responsible for helping to give a voice to the small business owner. They meet the First Tuesday of each month at 8:00 am in the Coeur Conference Room in the Chamber Building located as at 1st & Lakeside.

For more information on any of the above committees, please contact the Coeur d’Alene Downtown Association office at 208-415-0116 or by email to: .

We invite you to join us…

Membership in the Coeur d’Alene Downtown Association is open to anyone with an interest in the revitalization of the community. Any person, association, institution, corporation, partnership, company, estate, council, society, club or property owner who is geographically located outside the business improvement district that has an interest in the development and growth Downtown Coeur d’Alene may join as associate members.

Associate members have no voting rights (per the bylaws), but receive the following benefits as set by the Board of Directors:

  • May be eligible to serve on committees.
  • Networking with downtown business and property owners.
  • Participation in DTA promotions and marketing programs.
  • Listing in the business directory on the DTA website.
  • Subscription to Downtown monthly newsletter.
  • Ability to place newsletter inserts in the Downtown monthly newsletter at a reduced rate of $30 per insert.
  • Priority placement at the Downtown Street Fair if they choose to participate.
  • Ability to bid on Downtown Association requests for proposals for goods and services.
  • Invitation to yearly membership meeting.
  • Eligible for all group benefits as set forth by the Board of Directors.Qualifications:
    Must pay an annual contribution as prescribed by the Board of Directors.

Annual Fee: $125

There are a variety of ways to get involved in your Coeur d’Alene Downtown Association, from sitting on a committee, to sponsoring an event, or volunteering for an event.

For more information, please contact:
Emily Boyd, Executive Director
208-667-5986 (direct line) or email.