Who We Are

Mission Statement

"Lead and collaborate with our members, partners, and community to promote and enhance downtown Walnut Creek."

Walnut Creek Downtown is a Business Improvement District (BID) that promotes the downtown business community through advocacy, beautification, events and marketing. The BID is part of the California Downtown Association and the International Downtown Association where we learn and collaborate with other districts throughout the region, country and world.  The WCD staff works with its Board of Directors, City of Walnut Creek and community partners to share with the city’s residents, visitors and hopefully future businesses, all that the downtown has to offer.

Walnut Creek Downtown Staff

KATHY HEMMENWAY
KATHY HEMMENWAY

Executive Director

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DONNA LABRIOLA

Event & Community Relations Manager

CADY MARSH
CADY MARSH

Social Media Manager

ASHLEY NAND
ASHLEY NAND

Marketing Specialist

& Program Support

The organization’s mission is to work with its members, partners and community to promote and enhance downtown business vitality. We do this in four main areas:

Beautification

Facilitate visual improvements in the downtown including parklets, Mini-Plaza and Murals Project

Advocacy

Provide a unified voice to represent and promote the shared needs and concerns of the downtown.

Marketing

Create, promote, and enhance the downtown experience.

Events

 Produce special events to bring more people downtown.

How we operate:

Walnut Creek Downtown is managed by a full-time executive director and staff, along with a board of directors and various committees, the meetings of which are open to the public.

Walnut Creek Downtown is a 501(c)6 non-profit organization.

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Executive Team

BRIAN HIRAHARA

WCD Board President / Founder of BH Development

BRIAN HIRAHARA
Tracy Dietlein

WCD Board VP/ Senior Marketing Manager, Broadway Plaza

TRACY DIETLEIN
GARY SKREL

WCD Board Treasurer / President, The Covello Group, Inc.

GARY SKREL
JENNY PERRY

WCD Board Secretary / Owner, The Ballet School

JENNY PERRY
BARNEY FONZI

WCD Past President / Publisher, Diablo Magazine

BARNEY FONZI

Board of Directors

Brad Barnett

WCD Board / GM, Toyota Walnut Creek

BRAD BARNETT
DAN BATLIN

WCD Board Director / Owner of Buon Vino

DAN BATLIN
JIM

WCD Board / James Brian Studios &
James Fidelibus Photography

JIM FIDELIBUS
ROLLA GHABEN

WCD Board Director / Owner of Broderick and Mel's Diner

ROLLA GHABEN
023ret

WCD Board Director / Owner of ParkSmart, Inc.

BOB POWER
KRISTY LINCOLN

WCD Board Director / Owner, Love & Chocolate

KRISTY LINCOLN
REIMUND MAKS

WCD Board / Senior Loan Consultant, American Pacific Mortgage

REIMUND MAKS
JASON

WCD Board / Director of Operations, Sasa

JASON YAMASAKI
BONNIE WATERS

WCD Board Director / President, Changes Salon & Day Spa

BONNIE WATERS
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WCD Board Director / Diablo Regional Arts Association

SUE RAINEY
PEGGY WHITE

WCD Board Director / Diablo Regional Arts Association

PEGGY WHITE
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WCD Board Director / Board & Brush

JOANNA SIBLEY
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WCD Board Director / Deliciouz

JONATHAN BARTLETT
Bob Linscheid_WCD webpage

WCD Board Director / WC Chamber of Commerce & Visitor’s Bureau

BOB LINSCHIED

The District Boundaries

Our business improvement district boundaries cover Civic Dr. to Newell Dr. and N. Broadway to N. California.

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