What is the SDA

The SDA is a 501 (c)(6) and is comprised of businesses within a Business Improvement Area (BIA).

The annual operating budget to the SDA comes from a percentage of each Businesses License tax which is renewed annually by the businesses in the SDA District.

At the present time the SDA does not have a separate method for taking in members outside of the BIA.

We welcome individuals to attend our meetings and volunteer in support of the well-being and beautification of Downtown Sebastopol.

The SDA Assessment District: Within the Blue Line

…either 25% or 50% is added to a Business License Fee based on location in map below.

For point of reference the businesses in purple are outside the SDA Assessment District.

  • Mission:
    Make use of downtown business assessment funds for marketing, advertising, and beautification to foster an economically vibrant downtown

  • Vision:
    Support a lively and abundant business and cultural environment for the Sebastopol community

  • Purpose:
    Promote, nurture and cultivate downtown vitality


2018-19 Board of Directors:

Gwion Raven, Secretary, Co-Owner of Milk & Honey

Sandy Mathews, Treasurer, Realtor, Better Homes & Garden: Wine Country Group

Rei Blaser, President, Ambassador for Silk Moon Gallery

Scenes from Around Downtown…