Learn more about the GFDDA.



Our office is located in the heart of downtown, at 23 N 3rd St, Suite 2, Grand Forks, ND 58203

Our regular business hours are:
Monday - Friday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Office Phone: 701-757-4051

Blue Weber
Executive Director

Blue brings years of downtown development experience to the DDA including being a co-founder of Alley Alive and NewsGame. His knowledge regarding urban planning and his passion for Grand Forks and East Grand Forks will be great assets for our community and our partners.

Katie Rehder
Marketing + Event Coordinator

Katie graduated from the University of North Dakota with a BFA in Graphic Design and New Art Media. She has years of experience in design, marketing, and has been actively involved in community events.

Superdog Intern

Louie isn't just a fluffer, but also a superdog. While saving a dog in the back alley, his super nemesis, diabetes, splashed him in the eyes with acid and left Louie blind. He underwent a superdog change and now has a super sniffer, and can find crumbs better than anyone else. Louie's only weaknesses are good pets, belly rubs, and bumping into mysterious objects.


Board of Directors

Our board consists of movers, shakers, and members of the community that care about creating a healthy and vibrant Downtown Grand Forks. 


Sarah Horak
Past President
Brick & Barley, Level 10, O’Really’s Irish Pub

Jill Proctor

Annie Berge
Vice President
Altru Health Systems

Andrew Budke
JLG Architects

Pat Boppre
The Blue Moose Bar & Grill

David C. Thompson
David C. Thompson Law

Margaret Jackson
University of North Dakota

Chris Moen
Alerus Financial

Curtis Regan
Dakota Commercial

Matt Bonzer
Bonzer's Sandwich Pub

Brett Gilbraith
Grand Forks Fence & Deck

Tricia Halvorson-Lunski
HB Sound & Light

Nick Creamer
Brady Martz

Dave Badman
Badman Studio

Carmen Grijalva
Central High School Student

Non-Voting/Honorary Members:

Jonathan Holth
Toasted Frog

Emily Montgomery
Empire Arts Center

Matt Winjum
Rhombus Guys

Nicole Johnson

Anne Zimmer
Avant Hair & Skin Care Studio

Matt Norby
Norby's Work Perks

Jason Schaefer