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The Downtown San Mateo Association (DSMA) is a coalition of San Mateo businesses owners who promote business and civic activity and improve the downtown experience for all. It is a 501(c) 6 non-profit corporation. Businesses located within the DSMA’s geographic boundaries are automatically enrolled through a fee on their business license. Associate members, community partners, and sponsors also support the DSMA in a variety of ways. To learn how you can participate, please call or email.

Board of Directors

Robert Anderson, Downtown Resident – President
Brett Barron, Capital Realty GroupVice President
Barbara Walt, Scandinavian Designs – Treasurer
Colleen RaffertyChristensen & Rafferty Fine Jewelry – Secretary

Nancy Bush
, United American Bank
Steve Carey, LifeMoves
Barbara LentzTrag’s Market
Meggie Presti, Core TaeKwonDo
Adam Simpson, Grape & Grain
Kathleen TaggartDraeger’s Market
Susan Uzunoglu, Susan European Beauty Therapy


Ann Fienman, Executive Director

Ann Fienman – Executive Director

Judy Gordon – Staff Associate

Board Meeting Dates & Agendas for 2016-17


  • October 11, 2016 – Agenda
  • November 15, 2016 – Agenda
  • January 10, 2017 – Agenda
  • March 7, 2017 – Agenda
  • Special Meeting – March 30, 2017 – Agenda
  • May 9, 2017 – Agenda
  • June 27, 2017

Volunter Opportunities

Whether you are interested in an ongoing committee or a one-time opportunity, there are several ways to support the DSMA as a volunteer. Committees include Design & Improvement and Marketing, which generally meet monthly. Please call 650-342-5520 for more information.