Meet the board


We’re your friends and neighbors.  Made up almost entirely of volunteers, the DBDA board members chair four committees:  Organization, Design, Economic Vitality and Promotions.  It is through these committees and our even larger group of superstar volunteers that the magic happens. 


All board members are appointed by the City Council and volunteer their service to this active, working board.

Jennifer Church

Board Chair

Promotions Committee Chair

Kevin Krouse

Board Secretary

Assistant City Manager

Seth Sherrin

Organization Committee Co-Chair

Jim Hefferan

City Council Member

Joe Jordan

Board Vice Chair

Economic Vitality Committee Co-Chair

Al Wall

Economic Vitality Committee Co-Chair

Susan Martello

Board Member 

Alex Szucs

City Council Member

Liz Simcox

Board Treasurer

Amy Bossard

Design Commitee Chair

Kelly Glantz

Organization Committee Co-Chair



Our programs and projects are designed to keep downtown Belmont useful and vibrant, and our community engaged and active.  We do this through a focus on art, culture, and historic preservation, as well as activities and initiatives involving the community. Our work focuses on Belmont’s three distinct downtown districts (Historic Downtown, Chronicle District, and East End). We strive for a healthy, active downtown Belmont that offers a variety of experiences from outdoor recreational opportunities, to downtown living, dining and family-friendly entertainment.

DBDA Committees


Builds human and financial resources, through public/private partnerships to achieve a common vision.


Positions the downtown districts as the center of and hub of activity, while creating a positive image that showcases Belmont’s unique characteristics.


An educational resource for new and existing downtown businesses as they navigate needs for capital, incentives, and other economic and financial tools, creating a supportive environment for entrepreneurs and innovators to drive the local economy and keep our downtown districts vital.


Supports Belmont’s downtown districts by enhancing and encouraging the preservation of the physical and visual assets that set Belmont apart, and the development of new art and cultural assets that reflect our community.