SHA/GABA Business Engagement Taskforce

The Summit Hill Association (SHA), and the Grand Avenue Business Association (GABA), are forming a task force to brainstorm ideas that ultimately contribute to city policy of how to support a vibrant local business community on East Grand Avenue. Neighbors in Summit Hill benefit from a vibrant and prosperous business community on Grand Avenue and are excited to be partnering with GABA in the creation of this task force.


This task force is in response to an invitation from Councilmember Rebecca Noecker to create a neighborhood-focused report that supports businesses on East Grand Avenue. SHA and GABA are excited about this opportunity to come together to engage in a robust discussion about how we can work together to foster a strong business climate on Grand Avenue.

The task force will focus on assessing and proposing opportunities for tax, financing, urban planning and other solutions to support locally-based businesses with storefronts along Grand Avenue, east of Ayd Mill Road.

Prior to the convening of the task force, volunteers from the community will conduct surveys of business owners along Grand Avenue. Information gathered from the surveys will be used to guide the work of the task force.

The task force will include members from each association, along with four community members that will be selected from this application.

Community members who are interested in applying should fill out THIS FORM. The deadline for submission is 5:00PM on FRIDAY, Feb 8th, 2019.

For questions contact or

Liz Gibba