Neighborhood Funding Steering Committee

SBD Funding Committee


  • The committee is currently in a learning/exploration phase; our goal is to understand how an SBD works and it’s implications for our community.
  • Our next step will be to share what we’ve learned with residents and get input, after which we will begin to formulate recommendations.
  • After we draft recommendations, we will get another round of resident feedback before making our final recommendation to the SDCC board.


Many neighbors had expressed interest in being considered for a committee that will conduct community engagement around the possibility of establishing a special business district for the Skinker DeBaliviere neighborhood. We appreciate your patience over the last few months as we assembled a committee that is geographically representative across the neighborhood.

As anticipated, we were unable to select everyone who expressed interest in serving due to the limited number of committee seats. If your name is not on this list, please know that we still greatly appreciate your interest and your dedication to the neighborhood – and we sincerely hope that you will take advantage of the opportunities to provide input that will be created and facilitated by this committee. We expect there to be plenty of such opportunities.

Here are the names of the Neighborhood Funding Steering Committee members and their blocks:

• Paris Clark (57xx DeGiverville)
• Wesley Falker (57xx Waterman)
• Justine Carter (Kingsbury Square)
• Eric Trudo (59xx DeGiverville)
• Valorie Helt (59xx Pershing)
• Beth Bender (60xx Kingsbury)
• Justin Fay (60xx McPherson)
• Vincent Flewellen (60xx Waterman)
• Katrina Stierholz (61xx McPherson)
• Jo Ann Vatcha (61xx Westminster)
• Jim Holzer (SDCC Board Member and 61xx Westminster)
• Nate Johnson (SDCC Board Member and 57xx Pershing)
• Katie Kurtz (SDCHC Board Member and 61xx Kingsbury)
• Gary Boehnke (SDCHC executive director)

• Brandon Sterling (SDCC executive director)

We’re grateful to the new committee members for the time and energy they will be contributing to facilitating this important neighborhood discussion.

Thanks to everyone for their interest and do keep an eye out for more information from the committee in the coming months.