Downtown Toms River ~ Committees

Get involved! - Participate on Committees

We have positions on our committees that assist with the broader work of Downtown Toms River and contribute to the revitalization effort. Downtown Toms River’s committees meet on a regular basis and are involved in providing direction for every aspect of the BID ’s activities. Committee activities range from planning promotions, to developing programs for attracting new businesses, to projects that improve the experience for visitors to the area.

  The five committees are:    
  • Organization
  • Business Development
  • Promotion
  • Design
  • Land Use

Building an effective volunteer-driven management organization guided by professional staff with broad-based public support. Projects that typically fall under this committee include: nonprofit incorporation; by-laws; budget; personnel management; work plan development; volunteer recruitment and retention; board elections; fundraising; insurance; accounting; membership; annual report.
 Business Development:
Retaining and strengthening existing businesses, recruiting appropriate new businesses and developing appropriate economic vitality of the district. Projects might include: business retention and recruitment; small business education; business and property inventories; parking; market analysis; upper story uses; transportation.

Creating a unified, quality image and developing promotion strategies that bring people to the district. Projects under this committee might include cooperative advertising; business directory; calendar of events; special events; retail events, image campaigns; marketing plan; sponsorship; walking tour. The committee oversees but does not produce or manage Downtown Toms River’s special events.

Enhancing the design and appearance of the district. Projects include: art in public places; banners, building survey; cleaning and maintenance; design guide lines; façade improvements; signage; seismic retrofit; window displays; compatible infill development; pedestrian accommodation; condition of walk-throughs.
 Land Use:
Research and oversee development of a master plan for Downtown Toms River.
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