Committees

Downtown Fond du Lac Partnership committees meet at the DFP office located at 30 S. Portland Street, Fond du Lac, unless otherwise noted.

Board of Directors

Comprised of eleven voting members representing properties in the BID. Meets every second Wednesday of the month at 8 a.m. at Hometown Bank.

Design Committee

Works with property owners and the city to maintain an attractive district and advocates for historic preservation. Meets every fourth Wednesday of the month at 8 a.m. at the FDL Police Station.
Objectives:

  • Maintain and improve the visual appearance and functional aspects of downtown, while maintaining historical integrity
  • Enhance the attractiveness of the business district with street and alley clean-up, colorful banners, landscaping, and lighting. Improve the physical and visual image of the downtown as a quality place to shop, work, invest in and live
  • Explore solutions to concerns brought to the committee by downtown stakeholders that may include safety, parking, zoning, cleanliness, etc.

Design Review Board

Works with property owners and the city, and awards Facade Grants to Downtown property owners. Meets the first Wednesday of the month at noon. The Design Review Board was successful in publishing "DFP Design Guidelines: a Guide for the Rehabilitation, Renovation and New Construction in Downtown" These guidelines have been endorsed by the Historic Preservation Commission, and the City of FDL.

Objectives:

  • Preserve and enhance the rich history and architecture that is concentrated in the business improvement district
  • Review design proposals dedicated to Historic building rehabilitation, award grants, and maintain the DFP Design Guidelines
  • Administer the Facade Grant Program, review signage ordinances and building regulations

Economic Restructuring Committee

The organization's experts in the local and regional marketplaces, works to retain and recruit businesses to the district. Meets every third Tuesday of the month at noon.

Objectives:

  • Pursue new development in correlation with the Downtown Development Plan
  • Recruit and pursue new business leads
  • Create and support an economic climate that retains and attracts harmonious businesses and enhances the value of downtown properties
  • Analyze the current market to develop long-term solutions while working to retain and recruit businesses to the district

Events Committee

Responsible for all aspects of downtown events, from gathering sponsorships, lining up entertainment and trash pickup. Meets the third Thursday of the month at 8 a.m.

Objectives:

  • Develop, implement and execute financially responsible events. Events should be a balanced mix that appeal to a broad range of people and positively impact the image and vitality of downtown
  • Events will have a positive economic impact on the district that is in direct correlation to the amount of time and money spent to produce the event. The economic impact may be defined by future customer traffic.

Executive Committee

Comprised of Board officers and an at-large member from the Board. Meets every first Thursday of the month at noon.

Marketing Committee

Creates and maintains retail promotions, special events, image building, markets the district and encourages tourism. Meets the fourth Thursday of the month at noon.

Objectives:

  • Develop and refine a unified quality image of the downtown by marketing the business district as a compelling place to shop, live, work, invest and visit
  • Market an enticing image to shoppers, investors and visitors in a way that is consistent with the "Come Together" marketing campaign

Organization Committee

Creates sound administration principles for the organization, recruits and recognizes volunteers, spearheads fund-raising and educates the public about the DFP. Meets every second Tuesday of the month at 8:30 a.m.

Objectives:

  • Establish and sustain a strong Main Street organization that involves a growing number of participants in the implementation and funding of the program
  • Build an organizational framework that is well represented by business and property owners, citizens, public officials, the Association of Commerce and other local economic development organizations
  • Promote and enhance the image of the DFP
  • Raise community awareness of the DFP