The Downtown Somerville Alliance promotes, enhances and revitalizes Somerville’s downtown as a thriving commercial district and community-gathering place for residents, shoppers and visitors from Somerville, Somerset County and Central New Jersey. Our Committees are dedicated to the success of Downtown Somerville, our businesses, and our community!
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Public Art Committee

Meets to discuss public art initiatives that are in line with our Public Art Plan. In addition to visioning public art projects that can activate the priority areas identified in the plan, this group works to keep an asset inventory of spaces available for placemaking initiatives, local artists, and resources for art activation.

Infrastructure Committee

Dedicated to maintaining and improving downtown Somerville’s infrastructure and beautification. This committee meets to discuss issues relating to our streetscape, tree program, beautification projects, furniture and amenities, garbage, and more. They also work with the Executive Committee to assess the district’s Clean and Safe/Hospitality program.

Recruitment & Retention Committee

Meets to discuss business recruitment strategies and initiatives as well as ways to support/retain the downtown Somerville business community through marketing, education and improvement programs.


Meets to discuss current and future marketing initiatives to boost foot traffic and cultural tourism in the district.

Events Committee

Meets to conceptualize and plan events to enhance the “Downtown Somerville Experience”, they also reviewed approve applications from outside organizations to hold events on Division St.

Board of Trustees


Chas Stevens

Michael Kerwin

Michael Kerwin

Vice Chairman
RanD Pitts

RanD Pitts

Kevin Sluka

Kevin Sluka


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Tania Althoff


Natalia Kleyman


Adrianna Popowych

Ed Rebenack

Ed Rebenack

Rick St. Pierre

Rick St. Pierre

Olivia Manning

Olivia Manning

Executive Director

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