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Nominations for Board positions will open January 26, 2018 and close on February 8, 2018. For more information about the positions please contact Nick Grove at


Nick Grove

I am the Tech Library Supervisor at unBound which is part of the Meridian Library District. I joined the MDBA in the summer of 2015 as we were opening unBound. My goals as president of MDBA are to improve organizational structure of governance and meeting and to clarify goals and objectives. I would like to formalize communication between MDBA and the City of Meridian, Meridian Development Corporation and the Meridian Chamber of Commerce. Through these improved connections and MDBA membership growth we can create a more unified vision for economic success for Downtown Meridian.

Vice President

Marty Schindler

Having a vested interest in our downtown with a demonstrated commitment to our community, my promise - help DBA board create a value proposition for our partners and community members, while supporting an underlying effort to inspire visibility, build vitality, in an overall objective to strengthen our urban experience and influence prosperity for all.


TeJay Rogers

TeJay Rogers is a business owner (Meridian Music & Arts, LLC) in Meridian, ID. He has been attending MDBA meetings for about a year and a half. TeJay’s work is primarily with youth in the community. He has worked closely with local organizations in the area to provide performance opportunities for young musicians, etc. A vibrant downtown and well planned events downtown represents more opportunities for the youth to perform and grow. Because of this, the MDBA mission is important to TeJay.


Lindsey Bowshier 

I’m the Director of Web Strategy at Tribute Media, as well as a partner in the business. In addition to my business ties to downtown Meridian, I live less than a mile from the downtown core (off Pine and 11th) so I am doubly passionate about making downtown Meridian a vibrant destination. My company currently hosts the MDBA website and my team and I have been making some edits and improvements to the site as well as trying to keep it updated with upcoming events and initiatives.

Zone 1

John Forsberg

John is the owner of Kahootz and Main Street Burger and a long-time Meridian resident and supporter of Meridian. John is a dad and a pilot and loves being a contributing member of our community. 

Zone 2 

Linda Schwacofer

Linda has been a downtown Meridian business owner since 2002 as the owner of Gallery Coffee & Hair Art Gallery. She has been involved with the Meridian Chamber also since 2002 and is an avid fan of Meridian. Her other favorite roles are that of being a mother and grandmother. 

Zone 3

Glenn Walker

Glenn is a partner in the Architecture firm of neUdesign Architecture, which is located in Downtown Meridian Idaho. As a passionate business owner in downtown Meridian, I am very excited to still be part of the Meridian Downtown Business Association by being elected to serve as the Board Member to serve a geographic area, which is Idaho Ave. to the Railroad Tracks.

Zone 4

Julia Jones

Julia and her husband Bret Jones are the owners of Classic Kitchen Doors @ 208 E Bower St. They just celebrated 30 years in business last year. Julia has been a licensed realtor since 2005, and is currently working for Gable Group Idaho/Silvercreek in Meridian Id. commercial division. She has 20 years sales and marketing experience in medical device and 12 years in the construction arena.