Benefits of Being A Member


For a Printable Membership Investment Flyer, Click HERE.

Our Why

Everyone who lives or works in Jefferson City benefits from having a beautiful, prosperous Downtown. A vibrant Downtown enhances the economic strength of the entire community. Downtown Jefferson City is the heart of our community — it is the center for entertainment, civic life and tourism.

The Association connects business professionals and community members for the purpose of building a more vibrant, prosperous and beloved community core. The unique combination of preservation of history and place, progressive attitudes and local entrepreneurship, make Downtown Jefferson City a great place to see, shop, dine, drink, learn and LOVE.

Advertising and Promotion Membership Benefits

  • Inclusion in our Website Business Directory (approximately 2,000 hits per month)
  • Promotion of your business news & events on Facebook (4500+ Fans) & Twitter (900+ Followers)
  • Placement on Downtown Printable Map which is distributed by the CVB to visitors, placed in hotels, Downtown businesses, and visitor kiosks
  • Emails to Downtown Members about your business news & events
  • Placement of your business events on the Website Calendar
  • Members can utilize Downtown Logo for advertisements
  • Members and member events featured on monthly television spot “Newsmakers” which airs on CNN
  • Cooperative advertising opportunities in radio, television, newsprint, and billboards
  • Paid Promotion of all Downtown Events (see event listing below)

Stay In-the-Know

  • Receive Announcements about issues & events affecting Downtown Business & Building Owners or Residents
  • Receive Association Meeting Minutes
  • Receive Information related to Upcoming Street Closures
  • Receive Updates about Downtown News & Events

Streetscape & Other Benefits

  • Placement and maintenance of Holiday Lights
  • Maintenance of large corner flower bowls
  • Snow Removal (assessed every other year for an additional fee)
  • Previous contributions made for new sidewalks and benches currently helping to maintain the flowering baskets
  • Free Cardboard and Can Recycling Services

Participate in Monthly Meetings

  • Opportunity to network with other businesses and to get to know others and contribute time & talent to the organization
  • Opportunity to Join Downtown Committees: Organization, Promotion, Economic Enhancement (Retail/Restaurants), Design & Event Committees
  • Also receive updates (and share your comments with) other Community Members and Organizations which are involved in Downtown Association, including, but not limited to: County Officials, City Officials, Sherriff’s Department, Police Department, Chamber of Commerce, the Convention & Visitor’s Bureau, and Lincoln University
  • Opportunity to join or have a voice on Community Committees: including, but not limited to: Salute to America Foundation Board, 4th of July Event Committee, Transit Development Committee, Jefferson City Chamber of Commerce and Convention & Visitors Bureau Committees.

Downtown Jefferson City, Inc.

Annual Events

  • Dinner Dash
  • Bar Crawl
  • Hidden Spaces Secret Places Tour
  • Kidsfest
  • June Thursday Night Lives
  • Arts Strolls
  • Movies on the Capitol Lawn
  • Salute to America 4th of July Celebration
  • Sidewalk Sales
  • Fall Thursday Night Lives
  • Capital Jazzfest
  • The Piccadilly in White (Downtown Fundraiser)
  • Multicultural Forum Fall Festival
  • Homecoming Parades
  • Holiday Open House
  • Small Business Saturday
  • Santa Clause in Downtown
  • Living Windows
  • Christmas Parade

Downtown is also host to numerous other informational events, festivals, parades, and benefits.

Pricing: Annual Dues (July 1 through June 30) *Good through July 31

    $150 (only $12.50 per month)  Downtown Partner (Full Membership): Businesses or organizations in the immediate Downtown area (Washington to Adams St. and McCarty to Capitol Ave.) that wish to have full benefits of membership as described above.

    $75 – Associate Member:  Businesses or organizations that border the geographic description above and wish to be affiliated with and support our community’s core.

    $50 – Friends of Downtown: Individuals who wish to be affiliated with and support Downtown.

    $35 – Downtown Resident:  Individuals who live in or near Downtown and wish to support Downtown and/or be involved in the Association.

    Fill out a Membership Application here.  Pay dues here.

    Questions? Call 573-291-3524 or contact us here.