About the Downtown Association
The mission of the San Leandro Downtown Association is to create a positive, cooperative and inclusive atmosphere in the downtown area, and San Leandro as a whole, that encourages and promotes commerce.
We’re a non-profit organization. Our tax id is 94-3351274.
The San Leandro Downtown Association meets once monthly, on the 4th Friday of each month, from 8:30 – 9:30 a.m. at the Englander. You don’t need to be a member to come see what we’re up to. During meetings, we encourage all members to ask for advice, share ideas and partner to build commerce in our downtown.
The meetings provide all businesses with the opportunity to fast track concerns through City Hall, participate in the planning of Downtown Events, leverage marketing through special events, a presence on the website, and a Police Department representative attends our monthly meetings, making themselves available to hear our feedback and concerns. To maximize your membership, it is recommended that you volunteer at least once per year at one of our Events, wearing your logo gear. This includes the very popular 4th Wednesday Wine Tasting Downtown Association Booth during the Farmers’ Market.
Our membership supports you with our many awesome free events. You can support our members by shopping local or by becoming a member. It’s easy and affordable. If you’d like to pay by credit card, here’s our Square membership option. (This will take you to our Square store where you can process your payment.)
Since joining the San Leandro Downtown Association I’ve volunteered for Margarita Wednesday three times. I’ve been able to speak to many San Leandro residents and promote my business. Just coming out for two short hours on three different days has generated over $2,500.00 of new business for my office. It has also given many of my current patients a chance to see that I am active in the San Leandro community. Volunteering for the many events that SLDA puts on for the San Leandro community is a wonderful way to get your business name out there. People remember you and they definitely patronize your place of business!
– Dr. Rosie Flores, Flores Optometry
Membership – Who Can Join?
- Any business that has a storefront within the Downtown Core and holds a San Leandro Business License.
- Any business that has a business address within the City of San Leandro and holds a San Leandro Business License.
- Individuals who are juried by the Downtown Association Board and approved for membership.