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Marketing & Advertising Committee

Typically meets the second Wednesday of each month, 8:30 a.m. 

The marketing committee’s role is to enhance Birmingham’s image as a retail, service and entertainment destination. The marketing committee provides direction on the BSD's marketing, branding, and messaging initiatives. The Committee shall be responsible for:

Marketing and Advertising Agendas & Minutes


Special Events Committee

Typically meets the second Friday of each month, 8:30 a.m. 

The BSD hosts and sponsors many special events during the course of the year. Some events are designed as retail driven activities while others are image-builders for the city and provide opportunities for you to introduce your business to potential new customers. For a calendar of events please visit our website Some events include:

Special Events Committee Agendas & Minutes


Maintenance and Capital Improvements Committee

Typically meets the second Tuesday of each month, 8:30 a.m.

Birmingham BSD works hard to create an attractive, safe and pedestrian friendly shopping environment. Some of the projects include:

Maintenance and Capital Improvements Committee Agendas & Minutes


Business Development Committee

Typically meets the fourth Tuesday of each month, 8:30 a.m. 

Business development and retention has taken a significant role in the BSD’s Activities. In 2009 the BSD hired a retail leasing consultant to help fill some of the vacant storefronts with significant retailers that can help anchor the other businesses. In addition, the BSD’s role includes:

Develop and maintain marketing materials designed to tell Birmingham’s story to retailers and to commercial real estate professionals.

       Mike McKenzie - Co-chair
       Sam Surnow - Vice chair 
       Steve Quintal, Jeff Hockman, Carlie Quezada, Dan Gilbert, Angela Thomas, Minna Sharrak

Business Development Committee Agendas & Minutes


Executive Committee

Typically meets 2 Wednesdays before the Board meeting of each month, 8:30 a.m.
The BSD Executive Committee's role is to provide coordination, communication, and organization for the board and it's constituent committees and subcommittees. The Executive Committee provides oversight, delegates items to committees, and formulates board agendas.

Amy Pohlod - Chair
        Richard Astrein, Douglas Fehan, Mike McKenzie

Executive Committee Agenda & Minutes

Tourism Advisory Committee 

Typically meets the third Wednesday of each month, 8:30 a.m. for the first 4-6 months, and then quarterly thereafter

The purpose of the Tourism Advisory Committee is to advise the committees and Board of the BSD on strategies and collaborations for promoting and growing Downtown Birmingham's tourism industry and experiences.

       Kamala Cummings - Chair
       Ryan Zemmin, Kitty Adler, Leslie Pielack, Rebekah Craft, Annie VanGelderen, Joe Bauman,
       Marianne Gamboa, Julie Sloan, Annaka Norris

Tourism Advisory Committee Agenda & Minutes

Join a BSD Committee

Become more involved with the Birmingham Shopping District by filling out an application to joining one of the following committees: Business Development, Special Events, Maintenance and Capital Improvements, Tourism and/or Marketing. The BSD Board will review your application and you will be notified regarding the status of your request. Download the requirements and application today!


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