Downtown Inc (York Business Improvement District Authority)


Downtown Inc is a community organization working to facilitate leadership, collaboration, advocacy, and promotion of downtown initiatives in order to improve the overall physical appearance of downtown York, increase foot traffic throughout the downtown district, and communicate to the community at large the positive activities taking place in downtown York. Downtown Inc coordinates programming within the downtown, such as First Friday events, walking tours and downtown orientations, merchant open house events, and beautification projects. Downtown Inc oversees York’s Main Street program, which operates as a nonprofit organization. The comprehensive Main Street approach is based on four points proven to produce fundamental change: Design, Economic Restructuring, Organization, and Promotion.

Downtown Inc also oversees the York’s Business Improvement District Authority. A Business Improvement District (BID) is a geographical area in which property owners choose to be assessed a fee by the Authority to fund business-related activities and improvements that will benefit the district as a whole. In York’s BID, property owners are assessed at a rate of .001% of their property value and the funds are used to support Downtown Inc’s mission to champion the downtown experience.

Municipal Authorities Act of 1945, as amended by Act 110 of 2001 passed 12/17/01 (SB1215) regulates that each member shall be a taxpayer in, maintain a business in, or be a resident of the municipality in which the Authority is organized.

The Mayor appoints the 11 members to 5 year terms with Council’s consent.


The York Business Improvement District Authority will hold its 2023 board meetings in-person on the 2nd Wednesday of every other month from 7:30am to 9am.

For participation in person: Stock and Leader Attorneys at Law, 221 West Philadelphia St., Suite 600, York, PA 17401.

Public comments submitted in advance related to action before the Authority will be heard during the meeting.

The above meetings will be held for the purpose of passing resolutions and such other business as may come before the Authority.


Aneury Perez, CHAIR
Term expires: 1/1/2028

Julian H. Tolbert, Immediate Past Chair, VICE CHAIR
Term expires: 1/1/2025

Joanne Wilmore, TREASURER
Term expires: 1/1/2025

Lauren Days
Term expires: 1/1//2027

Chris Harris
Term expires: 1/1/2028

Sarah Malinsky
Term expires: 1/1/2026
(Filled unexpired term of Allison Witherow)

Melissa Beaverson
Term expires: 1/1/2028

John Klinedinst
Term expires: 1/1/2025

Eric Menzer
Term expires: 1/1/2027

Delia Pabon
Term expires: 1/1/2027

Cindy Steele
Term expires: 1/1/2028

  • Contact Information

    Staff Contact:
    Katie Mahoney
    Chief Marketing & Business Development Officer
    York County Economic Alliance & Downtown Inc
    144 Roosevelt Avenue
    York, PA 17401

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