Truckee Downtown Merchants Association (TDMA) benefits of membership extend far beyond the borders of Historic Downtown Truckee. Membership with the TDMA helps build a better Truckee for everyone- Locals and Tourist alike. Our organization, along with the Truckee Town Council, recognize downtown as the “heart and soul” of Truckee. Together, we work hard to promote and preserve the Downtown.
We believe that a thriving downtown is vital to an overall healthy economy in Truckee.
The TDMA operates under the principles of the Main Street Program. The Main Street Program utilizes a public-private partnership of private investment, local government support, and local non-profit assistance to revitalize historic commercial districts. The locally-driven, main street approach focuses on beautification of our historic district, marketing and advertising and economic development.
"Mo Jo & Zoe joined the TDMA in 2008 so that we could be a part of what was happening in Downtown. After meeting Stephanie Olivieri at our first TDMA meeting, she became our landlord for our first downtown location. We opened the shop in 2010 and it has been an amazing adventure, and we look forward to many, many more!"
— Melinda Brown, Mo Jo & Zoe
Your TDMA Membership
Satisfaction of donating to the future of Historic Downtown Truckee
Membership dues and any other contributions are tax deductible
Contribution of your time and ideas as a volunteer (not a requirement of membership)
Support directly funds programs to improve economic vibrancy and preserve the unique character of Historic Downtown Truckee
Your membership includes advertising and marketing through all of our channels.
TDMA Websites – HistoricTruckee.com & TruckeeThursdays.com
Historic Downtown Truckee Walking Map Brochure: distribution throughout North Lake Tahoe, South Lake Tahoe, and Reno/Carson City
Variety of printed materials: Community Page in Moonshine Ink, flyers and banners
Access to TDMA Social Media (Facebook, marketing campaigns, Instagram and Websites).
Your contribution to the TDMA helps keep our downtown neighborhood district, clean, well-lit and beautiful!
Downtown year-long and holiday lighting (over $25k per year)
Steam cleaning sidewalks, garbage cans and Newspaper racks
Wayfinding signage boards located in four locations downtown
Spring planting and cleaning program
Talk to us and take action. We value your membership and your opinion!
Attend monthly board meetings to share information relevant to running your business.
Access to staff resources and information. Our staff, Board of Directors and volunteers work to solve the problems that impact your business.
Credibility and Advocacy - TDMA has been advocating for downtown businesses for over forty years and has a strong relationship with the Town of Truckee and Truckee Chamber of Commerce; we work closely with both organizations to benefit the economic vitality of Truckee.
Strength in numbers to protect downtown. Advocacy is a vital role of the organization. By working together and pooling resources, downtown businesses have a stronger voice and ability to influence issues relevant to the success of business in Historic Downtown Truckee. Examples include our participation in collaborating with Town of Truckee on an Event Policy for Downtown; the Downtown Parking Working Group; the Economic Development Committee “Truckee Tomorrow”; the Truckee Chamber Tourism Committee; and any proposed development or capital improvement projects located within the downtown historic district.
Email alerts on topics that arise with possible effects on Historic Downtown Truckee.
Monthly Newsletter to keep you and your employees informed.
Tax Deductible Yearly Membership (501c-6 non-profit).
10 % discount on Advertising with Tahoe Weekly.
Edible Reno Tahoe Downtown Truckee Co-op page
Invitation to participate in Art & Soul ArtWalk
Invitation to participate in Festive Fridays Holiday Sip & Shop and Scavenger Hunt
Discount on Truckee Thursdays Booth (non-food vendors)
Current Member List
Alibi Ale Works
Aspen Leaf Interiors
Bar of America
Best Pies Pizzeria & Restaurant
Bike Truckee Rentals
Bluestone Jewelry & Wine
The Carmel Gallery
Cottonwood Restaurant & Bar
Engel & Volkers
FiftyFifty - West River St.
Gratitudes Gifts & Home Decor
Green Trees Wellness
High Camp Home
Jack & Emmy
Jax at the Tracks
JoAnne’s Stained Glass
Lorien Powers Studio Jewelry
Mark Tanner Construction
Mo Bo Law
Mo, Jo & Zoe
Moody's Bistro, Bar & Beats
Morgan's Lobster Shack
Mountain Area Preservation
Mountain Arts Collective
Mountain Freak Boutique
Mountain Home Center
Old Town Tap
Past Time Club
Sierra Mountain Morgage
Soul Shine Massage
Spirit Tahoe Interior Design
Sweets Handmade Candies
Tahoe Dave’s Skis & Boards
Tahoe Oil & Spice
Tahoe Sports Hub
Truckee Development Associates
Truckee Donner Chamber
The Truckee Hotel
Truckee Variety Store
Word After Word Books
Your participation as a Member of TDMA allows us to continue these programs that have proved to be successful in bringing your customers to Historic Downtown Truckee. Membership also allows us to research new programs and activities that can be added in the downtown for more visibility throughout Truckee-Tahoe, Reno, the Foothills, Sacramento and beyond.
Let's build our community.
We know that a successful downtown is a result of the relationships and partnerships between all individuals in the community. We look forward to your involvement as we continue to uphold Historic Downtown Truckee’s reputation as the “Heart and Soul” of Truckee.