Don't miss this opportunity to represent your business at the event!

Attending the Event

You are invited to the Annual Meeting & Discover Troy Event taking place on Wednesday, May 10th at the Takk House located at 55 3rd Street between 5:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. Get to know your neighboring downtown businesses with a keynote speaker and panel discussion between 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. followed by the Annual Meeting and a presentation of the Downtown Troy BID Annual Report.

Food & Drink

Cash Bar and light hors d'oeuvres will be provided throughout the evening and exhibiting downtown businesses will be located around the presentation room.

Return Your Ballot

Ballots can be returned to the Downtown Troy BID office at 251 River Street, Troy, NY 12180 by 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 9th. If you prefer to vote at the event, ballots will be available between 5:00 p.m. and 5:55 p.m. on Wednesday, May 10th at the Takk House.

Ballots will not be accepted after 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 10th.


RSVP for this free event to not only learn about downtown Troy and get to know your neighbors. 


This year, we have three (3) Class A seats, and one (1) Class B seats available. Please see included, a ballot to vote for the incoming board members. You may only vote in your designated class. If you are a Class A member, you cannot also claim Class B status of the same parcel.

Class A Member :: Owners of record of assessed real commercial property in the district described in the Downtown Troy Business Improvement District Plan (the "Plan") for the Central Business District (the "District") of the City of Troy as the same may be amended, as approved by the City Council of the City of Troy, or such other persons as are registered with the City of Troy to receive real property tax bills for property located in the District, shall be Class A members of the Corporation, and shall be allocated one Class A vote for each separate and individually assessed parcel of real property owned.

Entitled to vote for the nine (9) seats on the Troy BID Board of Directors designated for ‘Class A’ members. Three (3) of the nine (9) seats designated for ‘Class A’ members on the BID Board of Directors are becoming vacant due to expiration of current terms.

Class B Member :: Tenants, who are an individual, sole proprietorship, partnership, corporation, limited liability company or limited liability partnership, and who are occupants pursuant to leases of commercial space within the District, shall be Class B members of the Corporation provided such persons have applied for membership. Each separate leasehold shall be allocated one Class B Vote.

Entitled to vote for the three  (3) seats on the Troy BID Board of Directors designated for ‘Class B’ members. One (1) of the three (3) seats designated for ‘Class B’ members on the BID Board of Directors are becoming vacant due to expiration of current terms.

Board Seat Nomination



Cash Bar provided by Rare Form Brewing Co., Brown's Brewing Co., and The Beer Diviner. Tastings provided by Next Level & The Ruck, Muddaddy Flats, and Butter & Sugar Co.  Exhibitors include Pioneer Bank

Event Timeline

5:15 p.m.
Keynote Speech | Jeff Mirel of The Rosenblum Companies

6:00 p.m.
Panel Discussion on the Development of Troy

Tom Rossi of Redburn Development
Bianca Dupuis of The Broken Mold Studio
Bill Gamble of Pinhole Press
Gary Brown of Brown's Brewing Co. 

7:00 p.m. 
Annual Meeting

Meet the Nominees

Kelsey Hermann
West Side Managment of Saratoga, LLC | Class A
Kelsey grew up in the northern part of the Capital Region and has called Troy "Home" since 2014. She works for West Side Management, leasing and managing several historic buildings in Downtown Troy. She loves the historic architecture and streetscapes, and is excited about the community and growing local businesses. 

Alisha Rogers
Judge Development Corp. | Class A
Joined the Troy office of Judge Development Corp. in 2011 and currently holds the title of property manager. During her tenure, she played a vital role in transitioning the Hudson. With an interior design degree and background, she oversaw apartment renovations and common area upgrades along with implementing policies and procedures for leasing, marketing, and general office procedures. She is intimately involved in tenant relations, both residential and retail, and prides herself on customer service standards. 

Jamie Magur
Magur Management | Class A
Jamie is a life long Troy resident who grew up downtown. His family ran Connie's on Fulton Street (currently Shalimar). He comes from a family of barbers in Troy and decided to continue the tradition by opening Troy Grooming Co. downtown in 2015. 

Tara T. Toomajian
Pioneer Banking | Class B
Tara has lived in Rensselaer County for the last 13 years and has spent her career in the commercial financing industry with previous positions with Pyramid Management Company, SEFCU and now Pioneer. She is a very active member of the community and currently serves at Unity House, Rensselaer County Regional Chamber of Commerce, and Grace Fellowship. She and her family frequent the shops, restaurants, festivals, and markets of Troy and she has gotten to know many of the business owners in the city. 

Jeffrey Mirel
The Rosenblum Companies | Class A
Mr. Mirel is the Executive Vice President at the Rosenblum Companies, a developer and full-service owner-operator of premier commercial properties in the Capital region, including the former Troy Record building. As a member of the executive team, Mr. Mirel provides strategic direction and oversite for all company operations including institutional and government relations, business development and marketing. Mr. Mirel is also the founder of Albany Barn, Inc., and led the non-profit's successful efforts to establish an incubator for creative economy-based enterprise and community art center called "The Barn" in the City of Albany's Arbor Hill neighborhood through a partnership with the Albany Housing Authority. He also spent seven years as the youngest senior manager at FirstLight Fiber and implemented the company's municipal wireless broadband program, which included "Albany FreeNet," a free WiFi Internet access service available in distressed City of Albany neighborhoods. 

Jinah Kim
Sunhee's Farm & Kitchen | Class B
Having grown up in the Capital District, Jinah went to Boston College to receive an education in International Studies and spent a few years working in the field of refugee resettlement. She currently owns and operates Sunhee's Farm and Kitchen with the vision of continuing to work with and advocate on behalf of refugee/immigrant populations. She is currently an active member of the Downtown Troy BID business development and retention committee and belieces her experience as an immigrant American and in social services will provide a unique perspective. 

Heidi Sicari
Takk House and Franklin Alley Social Club | Class A
Co-owner of Takk House and Franklin Alley Social Club (opening in late summer/fall 2017). Takk House has housed many different community events such as Babes in Troyland, Knotted, Preservation League Convention, Uber rally, CSA fairs and concerts as ell as a variety of private events like weddings. She also owns and operates her own photography business part time. 


For any questions, please contact the Downtown Troy BID office at or by phone at (518) 279-7997.