Meet the board members of the DID



The DID is led by a five-member Board of Directors, comprised of downtown commercial property owners. Along with the Business District Manager and the City Commission, their mission is to improve the downtown core of the City of Sarasota.

‍If you are a downtown commercial property owner whose property is within the District and are interested in becoming a DID board member, you can
apply here.

Eileen Hampshire, Chair
Contact info: eileen@arttowalkon.com

Wayne Ruben, Vice Chair
Contact info: Wayne.Ruben1@gmail.com

Mark Kauffman
Contact info:  markkauffman2015@gmail.com

Ron Soto
Contact info: sotosonmain@verizon.net

Chris Voelker
Contact info: statestreetsrq@gmail.com

Julie Ryan, Business District Manager
Contact info: Julie.Ryan@sarasotaFL.gov