The Downtown Business Association (DDBA) elected three downtown business owners to its board of directors on Jan. 31.
Janis Lott of Newsbeat, Alzada Knickerbocker of The Avid Reader and Dave Robert of Sugar Daddies were elected to three-year terms. Lott was re-elected, making this her second term.
“The DDBA Board of Directors is very excited with the new additions to the Board,” said Stewart Savage, director of the DDBA, in a press release. “As the Board was discussing candidates to present for election, they wanted to make sure that all candidates were innovative, creative, energetic, and involved. Janis, Alzada, and David certainly fit the bill.”
The 2012-13 DDBA officers are: Rosalie Paine of Nestware, co-president, Michael Bisch of Davis Commercial Properties, co-president, Newman Associates’ Andrew Newman, treasurer, and Lyon Real Estate’s Kim Eichorn, secretary.
Jennifer Anderson of Davis Ace, Sinisa Novakovic who owns Mishka’s Cafe, Varsity Theater and Icekremski, Scott Purves of Purves and Associates, Kevin Wan of Sophia’s Thai Kitchen and the three elected at the meeting comprise the rest of the board.
In addition to the elections, outgoing board members, Nina Gatewood and Kate Hutchinson, were recognized for their excellent efforts during their tenure. Hutchinson, owner of Ciocolat at 301 B Street, had served on the Board since 2009. Gatewood, owner of Haute Again at 129 E Street, was appointed to the Board in 2011. Gatewood is now the deputy director of marketing for the DDBA.
— Angela Swartz