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.
To be the organization that ensures that Downtown Coeur d’Alene is the most attractive and vibrant of any community its size in the Northwest.
To ensure that Downtown remains the recognized heart of a vibrant community. We will work aggressively so that Downtown is thought of as an exciting destination, as having a strong sense of place, and as being a community where people are working together to build a thriving and welcoming environment.
Board of Directors
Downtown Association Staff
Emily Boyd, Executive Director
208-667-5986 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Chloe Linton, Events Coordinator
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Duncan Andersen, Maintenance Crew Member
Skyler Clifton, Maintenance Crew Member
Design & Economic Vitality Committee
The Committee supports community transformation by enhancing physical and visual assets of the downtown core and focuses on economic tools to assist new, and existing businesses. Concerned with keeping our business environment healthy and varied, they contact new property owners/managers and maintain a listing of places available for lease while acting as a catalyst for development and restoration and creating a supportive environment for entrepreneurs in the local economy. 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 on the Third Thursday of every month at 8:00 a.m. in the Coeur Conference Room in the Chamber Building located at 1st & Lakeside.
Events & Marketing Committee
Working to draw visitors and locals alike through events such as Car d’Lane, Street Fair, and the Holiday Parade. The Events & Marketing Committee positions the downtown core as the center of the community and hub of activity while creating a positive image that showcases Downtown Coeur d’Alene’s unique characteristics. They help coordinate cooperative programs and advertising tools such as the Downtown Brochure and create a yearly marketing calendar to provide both local and far-reaching advertising for year-round promotion of the Downtown Business area. They meet the second Thursday of each month at 8:00 am in the Coeur Conference Room in the Chamber Building located at 1st & Lakeside.
The Membership Committee creates a strong foundation for a sustainable revitalization effort, including cultivating partnerships, community involvement, and resources for the district. They meet the First Wednesday of each month at 8:00 am in the Merritt Conference Room in the Chamber Building located at 1st & Lakeside.
Offering downtown business owners, managers, and employees the opportunity to network with one another, learn a variety of business development tools, address the issues of maintaining a vibrant retail environment in the Downtown business district, and get the pulse on downtown happenings. The roundtable 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 that helps connect the stakeholders in our downtown community! They meet the First Tuesday of each month at 8:00 am in the Coeur Conference Room in the Chamber Building located at 1st & Lakeside.