Learn more about the
Grand Forks DDA.



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. 


Matt Winjum
Past President
Rhombus Guys & Rhombus Brewery

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

Jill Proctor
Vice President
Community Violence Intervention Center

Preston Braathen
United Valley Bank

Pat Boppre
The Blue Moose Bar & Grill

Margaret Jackson
University of North Dakota

Chris Moen
Alerus Financial

David C. Thompson
David C. Thompson Law

Curtis Regan
Dakota Commercial

Annie Berge
Altru Health Systems

Andrew Budke
JLG Architects

Matt Bonzer
Bonzer's Sandwich Pub

Carmen Grijalva
Central High School Student

Non-Voting/Honorary Members:

Jonathan Holth
Toasted Frog

Emily Montgomery
Empire Arts Center

Nicole Johnson

Matt Norby
Norby's Work Perks

Jason Schaefer