HDR Seeks Board Treasurer
Harrisonburg Downtown Renaissance is seeking a new board member who will also serve as our treasurer. The Treasurer has an opportunity to help shape the direction of their favorite downtown revitalization organization as well as to ensure the financial health and fiscal responsibility of HDR.
We have monthly board meetings that everyone says are the most fun in town. The Treasurer is afforded the opportunity to also participate in Executive Committee meetings with the Executive Director, Board President, Board Vice President, and Board Secretary. These meetings get into the nitty-gritty details and some of the most complex challenges so that we can take recommendations to the full board for discussions.
Board members serve three year terms. Here is what you will be working with us on as one of our integral volunteers:
• Consult and offer expertise on fiscal responsibility and all tax compliance matters, including payroll tax, sales tax, and income tax issues.
• Approve expenditures and provide second signature on manual checks.
• Attend Executive Committee meetings & board meetings once a month
• Review monthly bank statements and bank reconciliations.
• Oversee preparation and filing of the annual 990.
Interested? Please contact Andrea Dono. We seek to fill this position immediately. There is no application, but rather, a casual coffee with Andrea and our Board President (and possibly other members of our executive committee) to see if we are a good fit for each other.
The Downtown Insider Archive
- May 3rd
- Lucy Simms Mural Dedication & More
- April 21st
Taste of Downtown Edition
- April 6th
Downtown is open on Sundays
- March 8th
HDR's Vision and Strategy, Friends' Event: Train Depot Tour
- February 9th
Spotlight on Sparrows Flowers and Valentine's Day
- February 1st
Behind the scenes of Ruby's Arcade and the former executive director's next steps
- January 8th
Introduction of Andrea Dono, new executive director and January events
The Downtown Insider is our monthly e-newsletter distributed to more than 2,800 businesses and community members.
- October 7th
Hotel and Conference Center Update and Upcoming News and Events
- September 20th
HDR Launches "Back the Burg"
- August 23rd
Craft Beer Month, Block Party and more.
- August 09th
Help us beat Charlottesville for Top Outdoor Town
- July 22nd
New businesses opening downtown, Valley Fourth wrap-up and more.
- June 21st
Valley Fourth Edition
- June 7th
Downtown businesses receive praise, Be a part of Valley Fourth and more
- May 17th
Renaissance Night, Beerwerks Trail and Business Resources
On The Blog
Busy schedules can make it difficult for families to gather around the table to enjoy a home-cooked meal. But Jamie Eanes, owner of Meals 4 Home, is making it easier. Interested in how? Read our blog post about the great things this business is doing for the community.
Need a reason to shop small this holiday season? Andrea Dono, HDR's executive director offers several reasons why choosing local benefits our community.
“You do know I’m still in school, right?
That was JMU senior Evan Hunsberger’s response when Chiedo told him he was the guy to head up Chiedo Marketing.
Downtown businesses are saying thank you to our veterans and emergency personnel on Friday, November 11th. Read our blog post to discover what downtown is giving back for those who have served.
Downtown Harrisonburg has a lasting impression that makes even the most adventurous return home. Jessica Cutrufello, one of downtown's long-distant friends, shared with us what it was like to experience downtown after living abroad.
It won’t be long before construction begins on the Hotel Madison and Shenandoah Valley Conference Center at the intersection of Grace and Main Streets near downtown. Many Harrisonburg residents are undoubtedly wondering what the venue will be like and how it will impact the downtown area. We have the inside scoop from Developer Paul Gladd.
While their shop enables artists to create beautiful masterpieces, Scott and Valerie, owners of Larkin Arts, share with us their fateful love story. You may see it as a masterpiece as well.
Kasey Fuller is parking her boutique in the Downtown Parking Lot (between Taj of India and Jack Brown's Beer & Burger Joint) alongside withSimplicity and we couldn't be more excited. Why? Because she is the Shenandoah Valley's first mobile boutique (and the clothes are to die for).
Downtown Harrisonburg is lucky enough to have four excellent craft-breweries, and with summer coming to an end, we decided to share a few dinner ideas to pair with our brewers favorite "right now" beers.
Podcasts & Interviews:
Hello Harrisonburg is a local podcast hosted by board member Kai Degner. Episodes feature interviews with people making Harrisonburg rock: entrepreneurs, artists, business professionals, nonprofit leaders, students, advocates, and our amazing community members.
Awards & Designations
2014: Downtown named Great American Main Street award winner by National Main Street Center
2014: Downtown was designated Virginia's first Culinary District
2004: Downtown was designated a Virginia Main Street Community and a National and Virginia Historic District
2001: Downtown was designated Virginia's first Arts & Cultural District