bid board of directors

By law, the Troy Business Improvement District has 20 Directors split of among three classes of members:

Class A Directors: owners or representatives of owners of real commercial property located within the Business Improvement District
Class B Directors: commercial tenants or representatives of commercial tenants of the Business Improvement District  
Class C Directors: appointed representatives of local stakeholders
Terms of Class A and B Directors are for three years and they may not serve more than two consecutive terms.  Elections are to occur at the Troy BID’s annual meeting whenever terms have expired.  

Interested in joining the Board? Click here to learn more!


2015 "Sammy Spirit" Award Honoree, Marie Gavazzi

2015 "Sammy Spirit" Award Honoree, Marie Gavazzi

Event Volunteer Positions
To volunteer at our free family friendly events, please sign up below! Positions include setup and breakdown at events, information and ticket booth assistance, beverage tents ticket sales and pouring, and bag checking at security check points. Other volunteer opportunities may be available depending on the event. 

Engagement Volunteer Positions
To assist with the engagement of downtown Troy through distribution of district and event promotional materials, please email! Year round support is needed with distribution of posters, flyers, and other promotional materials, Downtown Troy Walking Guides and monthly Troy Night Out programs.

If you sign up to support the Downtown Troy BID as a volunteer, we will add you to our volunteer contact list to receive e-messages regarding available volunteer opportunities.

bid committees

Joining a BID committee is a great way to get involved, meet other Downtown advocates, and help make our City a better place!
Committees meet monthly. Email if you are interested in joining a committee. Meeting times and locations are subject to change. 

Marketing & Special Events

Chairperson: Dan Frament

First Tuesday of the month, 9:00am
Muddaddy Flats, 49 3rd Street

Public Safety

Chairperson: TBD

First Wednesday (May, August, November, February) 9:00am
Downtown Troy BID Office, 251 River Street


Chairperson: TBD

Second Tuesday of the month, 9:00am
Downtown Troy BID Office, 251 River Street


Chairperson: Alisha Rogers

Second Tuesday of the month, 5:15pm
Downtown Troy BID Office, 251 River Street

Business Development & Retention

Chairperson: Marie Gavazzi

Second Wednesday of the month, 9:00am
Downtown Troy BID Office, 251 River Street

Executive Committee

President: Alisha Rogers

Second Thursday of the month, 9:00am
Downtown Troy BID Office, 251 River Street

BOARD Meeting

President: Alisha Rogers

Third Thursday of the month, 8:30am
Rensselaer County Regional Chamber of Commerce, 90 4th St.


Chairperson: Lauren Hittinger Hodgson

Fourth Tuesday of the month, 9:00am
Downtown Troy BID Office, 251 River Street


The Downtown Troy BID is offering two internship opportunities for spring / summer 2018 in Graphic Design & Special Events & Programs. These positions involve project-based work within a tight-knit team that includes the Executive Director, Communications Administrator, Board of Directors, and committee members.  

Interns will gain hands-on experience, interacting with diverse array of BID members, including small business owners, property owners, citizens and public officials. Some work will involve direct outreach to member institutions via telephone, email and face-to-face interaction. There are many moving parts and projects in our office that also requires the ability to work independently. In addition to assigned projects, interns will also help on variety of general day-to-day duties that help the BID function.

How to apply: Please submit a completed application along with your resume and cover letter via e-mail to, with internship title and name in the subject line.

CURRENT Request for proposals