PEEKSKILL DOWNTOWN BUSINESS IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT

The Peekskill Business Improvement District (“BID”) works to promote the growth and development of downtown Peekskill as an attractive place to live and do business through business recruitment and retention, capital improvements, marketing and promotions, beautification and clean efforts, event creation and support, and advocacy for small businesses.

Founded in 1996 as a non-profit corporation, the Peekskill BID encompasses downtown’s Central Commercial District — a 25 block area home to restaurants, coffee shops, specialty retailers, artists galleries, live/work studios, and professional services like accountants, tax advisors, financial advisors, and attorneys. The BID also manages the Peekskill Farmers Market and Peekskill Flea Markets as well as co-sponsors with the City of the Annual Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony. Most recently we had great success in producing the first annual Harvest Festival in 2018.

The BID is also home to Hudson River Health Care – HRHCare’s first location providing health care in Peekskill since 1975, the Paramount Hudson Valley – providing entertainment since 1930 and many listings on the National Register of Historic Places. Additionally, Peekskill’s new central fire station now houses all fire companies centrally within the BID district since 2018.

The BID is primarily funded each year by a special tax levy on downtown property and business owners. The assessment was self-imposed by the property owners on themselves to be used for on activities that strengthen commerce and property values downtown. All property and business owners within the Central Commercial District are members of the Peekskill BID, and the BID elects a Board of Directors to govern its activities and supervise the day-to-day management of the BID by a part-time Executive Director.

While the BID serves all property owners, commercial tenants and residents within the district only registered members may vote, elect and serve as members of the BID’s Board of Directors. If you reside, own property or a business in the district and wish to register as a member, visit HERE to fill out your registration or click the link below:

Board of Directors

A volunteer Board of Directors governs the activities of the Peekskill Business Improvement District (BID), with an annual election for open Board positions of two year terms occurring each year at the BID Annual Member Meeting.

The Board of Directors consists of eleven members as follows:

  • 6 members elected to represent owners of real property within the BID district.
  • 2 members elected to represent commercial tenants of property within the BID district.
  • 1 member designee of the City Manager of the City of Peekskill.
  • 1 member designee of the Comptroller of the City of Peekskill.
  • 1 member designee of the Common Council of the City of Peekskill.

Board Members and Terms:

OFFICERS

PRESIDENT: Brian Fassett
Property Owner Representative – Class A
824 Main Street.
Peekskill Evening Star Building
Term expires 3/2020

VICE PRESIDENT: Brendon Fitzgerald
Property Owner Representative – Class A
931 Diven Street
Residential
Term expires 3/2021

TREASURER: Frank Pugliese, Jr.
Property Owner Representative – Class A
1 North Division Street
Mixed Use
Term expires 3/2020

SECRETARY: LaFern Joseph
Property Owner Representative – Class A
13 South Division Street
The Fern Tree
Term Expires 3/2021

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: Bill Powers
Phone: 1-914-737-2780
E-mail: peekskillbid1@gmail.com


BOARD MEMBERS

Vanessa Agudelo
Peekskill Common Council Representative – Class C
City of Peekskill

Larry D’Amico
Property Owner Representative – Class A
901 South Street
Former Field Library Building
Term Expires 3/2020

David A. Kaminsky
Property Owner Representative – Class A
1006 Park Street
Mixed Use
Term Expires 3/2021

Monique Michaels
Commercial Tenant Representative – Class B
922 Main Street
Monique Michaels Art & Photography
Term Expires 3/2021

Michael Hagerty
Program Administrator Community Development
City Manager’s Office Representative – Class C
City of Peekskill

Ann Scaglione
City of Peekskill Comptroller
Comptroller’s Office Representative – Class C
City of Peekskill

Ivy Fairchild
Commercial Tenant Representative – Class B
1010 Park Street
Landmark Consultants
Term expires 3/2020