About Us

History

The Downtown Management Corporation of Fort Myers, Florida was incorporated on November 28, 1994. It was formed by a group of downtown property owners, business owners and residents whose purpose was to assist in the revitalization of the historic downtown district, by promoting events and the redevelopment of downtown while supporting efforts to restore historic sites. We became a 501(c)3 in 2000, and in 2007 we added a DBA: River District Alliance.

Who We Are Today

Today the RDA works to be a common voice to our elected officials and local decision makers. Members of the RDA continue to be locally-based merchants, residents and property owners within the boundaries of the River District (Downtown Fort Myers Redevelopment District).

Goals & Accomplishments

Our goal is to promote and enhance the continued development of the historic downtown as a hub of economic, social and cultural activity. RDA’s success can be judged by simply strolling down the streets of the River District. Eclectic boutiques, art galleries, live theater, award-winning restaurants, tourist attractions and fantastic venues line the streets and beyond throughout the River District. As one of the fastest growing areas in the nation, the RDA strives to preserve the essence of downtown while promoting the growth of the business and economic sectors that make the area thrive.

Mission

The mission of the RDA is to promote and enhance the continued development of the historic Fort Myers River District as a hub of economic, social and cultural activity.

Officers

Board of Directors

President and CEO

Annual Summary

2015-2016 Summary

Bylaws

RDA Bylaws – 2018

Monthly Board Meetings

Dates could change
5pm Start Time
2201 Second Street, Fort Myers, FL 33901

Tuesday, November 12
Monday, January 13
Monday, February 10
Monday, March 9
Monday, April 13
Monday, May 11
Monday, June 8
Monday, July 13
Monday, August 10
September Annual Meeting to be scheduled at a later date

Special Events Meetings

Dates could be added or changed
3pm Start Time
2201 Second Street, Fort Myers, FL 33901

Thursday, November 21
Thursday, December 19
Thursday, January 16
Thursday, February 20
Thursday, March 19
Thursday, April 16
Thursday, May 21
Thursday, June 18
Thursday, July 16
Thursday, August 20
Thursday, September 17