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The Downtown Business Association of Charlottesville (DBAC) is an association created, managed, and funded by a group of Downtown's merchants, restaurants, and other interested businesses. The DBAC is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting and promoting commerce Downtown. Our goal is to raise recognition to the wide variety the area has to offer. Overall, we aim to market and support the Mall by shaping the Downtown Mall into one cohesive network.

DBAC is managed by one Chair and one Vice-Chair and run by a Board of Directors. The Board is comprised of men and women who represent Downtown businesses. DBAC is fully staffed by volunteers.


DBAC Board of Directors

Kurt Burkhart CACVB
Joan Fenton Quilts Unlimited (Chair)
Lindsay Jones Virginia Discovery Museum
Jason Ness City of Charlottesville Economic Development
Susan Payne Payne Ross & Associates
Eric Pfister Residence Inn Charlottesville Downtown
Nicole Fernandez Wells Fargo Bank (Secretary)
Andy McClure Citizen Burger Bar
David Posner Posner Wealth Management of Davenport & Company LLC
Cynthia Schroeder Spring Street
Roy Van Doorn City Select  
Amy Wicks-Horn YMCA
Robert Crane Violet Crown Cinema
Crys Clements Woodard Properties
Devin Welch Sun Tribe Solar
Shannon Iaculli Bittersweet


The Downtown Business Association of Charlottesville (DBAC) is looking for a Social Media/Marketing interns for the 2017 summer and 2017-2018 academic year. An ideal candidate would be proficient in Microsoft Office, possess strong commination and organizational skills, and have an interest in the Downtown community and events. If you are interested in this opportunity please contact for a full internship description.