About Texas Downtown Association

About Texas Downtown Association

In the late 1970s, only a handful of Texas communities had active downtown organizations. Spread throughout the state, their opportunities to learn from one another and share successes were rare. In 1985, the Texas Downtown Association was officially formed, connecting communities who were committed to downtown revitalization.

Today we represent over 450 members from communities of all sizes, economic development corporations, Chambers of Commerce, merchants associations, nonprofit organizations, and small businesses.   

2016 Board of Directors
Tony Rutigliano
Downtown Arlington Management District

Vice President
Debbie Charbonneau
Downtown & Tourism Professional

Shane Shepard
City of Sulphur Springs

Rodney Pool
Conroe Downtown Association

Immediate Past President
Scott Welmaker
City of Mansfield

Board Members
Ashley Abel
City of Clifton

Cheri Bedford
City of Paris

Anita Brown
City of Waxahachie

Alysia Cook
Opportunity Strategies, LLC

Steve Dieterichs
Downtown Professional

Donna Dow
City of Denison

Julie Glover
City of Denton

Shelly Hargrove
City of Georgetown

Kim McAuliffe
City of Hutto

Missy Passmore
Levelland Chamber of Commerce & Main Street

Genora Young
Gonzales EDC

Ex Officio Board Members
Debra Drescher
Texas Main Street Program

Sarah Marshall
Texas Main Street Program


TDA Committees & Annual Work Plan

Learn more about TDA committees and get involved today!  There are a number of opportunities to volunteer with committees that plan programs and services for Texas downtowns.   

Download the a list of TDA committees, purposes and meeting info by clicking here.

Contact Us

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PO Box 546
Austin, TX  78767-0546