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

What to Expect!

The 2018 Annual Meeting and Discover Troy Event will take place at the Arts Center of the Capital Region with a look into the future. Learn more about upcoming downtown projects and initiatives and hear from local businesses about exciting things they are doing behind the scenes. Get to know your neighboring downtown businesses over coffee and breakfast, and learn more about the Downtown Troy BID with a presentation of the 2017 Annual Report.

Don't forget to vote with three Class A and one Class B seats available!

Breakfast is Served!


Network over breakfast and coffee! A selection of breakfast food and drink will be available for consumption throughout the morning. 

Program Schedule

9:00am :: Breakfast & Voting
9:15am :: Downtown Troy BID Annual Meeting
9:45am :: Break for Networking, Breakfast & Voting
10:00am :: Presentation about the CFA Program & Process
10:20am :: Presentation about the Innovation District
10:40am :: Presentation about the Master Plan for Public Art
11:00am :: Short Break as needed
11:15am :: New Board Members Announced

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 8. If you prefer to vote at the event, ballots will be available between 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, May 9 at the Arts Center of the Capital Region.

Ballots will not be accepted after 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, May 9.


This year, we have three (3) Class A seats, and one (1) Class B seat available. You will receive a ballot to vote for the incoming board members in the mail. You may vote in your designated class of Class A or B. 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.


David Gardell | The Ruck & Next Level

Born and raised in Brooklyn, NY, David came to Troy in 1996 to attend RPI as a materials engineering major. He played football and rugby at RPI, and began working at The Ruck in 1998. He purchased The Ruck in 2004, is a certified cicerone, was selected top 40 Under 40 in 2017 by the Albany Business Review, and recently graduated in May 2018 with an associates degree in brewing from Schenectady County Community College. He currently serves on the BID Board of Directors as the Treasurer and is running for reelection. 

Jamie Magur | Magur Management, Inc and Owner of Troy Grooming Co. 

Born and raised in Troy, NY, Jamie is a 4th generation business owner in the city. He is the owner of Troy Grooming Co. and multiple properties throughout downtown Troy. He is interested in joining the board to continue pushing towards downtown's growth, making it a viable place to do business, live and play. 

Matt Callahan | Property Owner and General Manager, Tri-City Valley Cats

Matt has owned his current home, a 3-family residential building in downtown Troy for over 10 years with his wife and daughter. He is the General Manager for the Tri-City Valley Cats and has been with the organization since 2008. He also sits on the advisory council for the Troy YMCA. Matt has developed many positive relationships in the community and feels these connections would be beneficial to the downtown Troy BID. He is invested in the downtown community and is interested in helping continue its growth. 



Amy F. Babcock | Northwestern Mutual

Amy was born and raised in north Troy, attended St. Augustine's School and Catholic Central High School in Lansingburg. She attained a Bachelor of Science in Business: Marketing and Communications from LeMoyne College in Syracuse and spent 15 years in media and advertising, 10 of which were in NYC. She relocated back to the Capital Region in 2009 and joined Northwestern Mutual as a Financial Representative in 2015. She currently resides in Troy with her husband and two daughters. Amy is passionate about the continued development of downtown Troy and feels energized and excited about its potential. 

Aneesa Waheed | Tara Kitchen

Aneesa is the founder and chef at Tara Kitchen a Bollywood Masala Corporation. Ever since she can remember, she has wanted to own her own business and she has worked at it for many years. She has a great love for Troy and was a student at Russel Sage. Her kids were born in Troy and she is loves being part of the downtown community. 

Bruce Toyama | IgniteU NY & NYSTEC

Bruce is an entrepreneurial leader with broad-based corporate experience, contributing over 25 years of achievement in new business development, general management, sales management, and commercializing of advanced material products. He helped found the IgniteU NY accelerator program in Troy, NY, which is sponsored and partially funded by NYSTEC. He last served as Vice President of Product Development for BessTech, a startup commercializing transformative silicon-based anode technology for lithium-ion batteries developed at the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering in Albany, NY. Bruce also serves as a National Visiting Committee member for a National Science Foundation Regional Center in Seattle, Washington. He holds a BS in Chemical Engineering from the University of Illinois-Urbana. As an active member of the entrepreneur community in Troy and the Capital Region, he has a strong interest in seeing and impacting economic development for the benefit of all residents of Troy. 

Jon Briccetti | Troy Web Consulting

Jon has been a resident of Troy since 1994 and has owned several businesses over the past 25 years. He currently serves as the President and CEO of Troy Web Consulting, a custom software development company based in Troy since 2002. He also serves as the treasurer of the Troy Waterfront Farmer's Market and has been involved in several troy organizations including the YWCA of the Greater Capital Region. He has been in Troy through the highs and lows, and has a passion for helping businesses solve data and data security problems. He also has a personal interest in the historic buildings and architecture of Troy. 

Scott Townsend | 3t Architects

Scott's firm focuses their design efforts on providing and enhancing the lives of those that reside in their busildings, while the structures enhance the community at large and are good for the environment. He is a father of three and is hoping to move to downtown Troy soon. He is deeply interested in working with fellow residents and downtown business owners to enhance the experiences in Troy for the betterment of all. 


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