About Bid

The goal of the BID is to provide leadership and management for revitalizing the downtown area, thereby creating a safer and more welcoming downtown to attract visitors, embrace new businesses, and foster the growth of existing businesses. Some of the activities that the BID is responsible for include:

  • Beautification efforts throughout the downtown
  • Seasonal decorations and banners
  • Increased snow removal services
  • Creation and execution of downtown events
  • Informational materials for new and existing businesses
  • Promotion of available real estate
  • Downtown branding

Funding for the BID is made possible through tiered special assessments levied against downtown property owners that are pooled into a fund to finance downtown beautification, recruitment, snow removal, and the Executive Director position. Emily Arthur is the BID Executive Director. Please contact her with questions about the downtown Janesville BID at 608.728.3322 or bid@downtownjanesville.com.

BID Board of Directors


Three-year term:

  • Jeni Lindstrom
  • Dave Marshick
  • David Riemer

Two-year term:

  • James Grafft
  • Bekki Kennedy
  • Shawn Reents

One-year term:

  • Mike Faust
  • Mick Gilbertson
  • Joe Querna
  • Mark Robinson, Alternate

BID Operating Plan and Bylaws:

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