Uptown Business Improvement District Authority​

Department in Charge of This Board

Economic Development

About the Board 

The Uptown BID is a special assessment district that works to promote and encourage economic vitality and growth within its boundaries. It does this by:

  • supporting neighborhood businesses through marketing and business development
  • providing enhanced services to the district
  • maintaining improvements made by the Uptown CID

This BID includes the following business districts:

  • Cherry
  • East Fulton
  • Eastown
  • Wealthy Street

Apply for Boards and Commissions

  • 9 members
  • One member is appointed as the Mayor's "Designee"
  • At least one member must live within a half a mile of the CID
  • The majority of members must have ownership or business interest in property located in the CID
  • There must be a member with a business interest from each business district in the CID
  • Members are appointed by the Mayor with the approval of the City Commission on December 31

Residency Requirement

As long as one member within the board resides within half a mile of the CID, there are no other residency requirements.

Term Limits

Your term on this board is 4 years. There is no term limit, so you can serve an unlimited number of terms.

Compensation

There is no compensation for members on this board.

Dr. Lynn Happel

Mayoral Appointment
Representative of the Eastown Business District
Non-Resident
Term ends: 12/31/2020

Stephanie Johnson

Pending Oath of Office
Mayoral Appointment
Representative of the East Fulton Business District 
Ward 2 Resident
Term ends: 12/31/2021

Ted Lott

Mayoral Appointment
Representative of the East Hills Business District
Ward 2 Resident
Term ends: 12/31/2020

Commissioner Nathaniel Moody

Pending Oath of Office
Mayoral Appointment
Mayor's Designee
Ward 3 Resident
Term ends: 12/31/2019

Tamara Sytsma

Mayoral Appointment
Representative of the Wealthy Business District
Non-Resident
Term ends: 12/31/2019

Peter Vanderwier

Mayoral Appointment
Ward 3 Resident
Term ends: 12/31/2021

Vacancy

Mayoral Appointment
Representative of the Wealthy Business District
Term ends: 12/31/2019

Vacancy

Mayoral Appointment
Representative of the East Hills Business District
Term ends: 12/31/2022

Vacancy

Mayoral Appointment
Representative of the Eastown Business District
Term ends: 12/31/2022