The Newark Downtown District, Newark’s special improvement district of the central business area, is a privately funded 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization, dedicated to revitalizing downtown Newark by improving the economic viability of the central business district.
The NDD works hard to enhance the quality of life for those who live, labor, and leisure in Newark, by providing supplemental cleaning and safety services, as well as physical improvement, marketing, and event programs. The NDD is funded through a special assessment on district commercial and residential properties, billed and collected by the City’s tax collection department and turned over to the NDD for operation management. The NDD is overseen by a Board of Trustees consisting of business and property owners within the District, representatives of non-profit organizations, as well as municipal officials and staff.
For 21 years, the Newark Downtown District (NDD) has proudly provided services to increase the economic viability of Downtown Newark. The primary goals of the organization are to ensure the downtown is clean, beautify the district with seasonal plantings and horticulture maintenance, support local businesses, and provide programming that activates public spaces, such as the NDD Common Greens Farmers Market, Walking Club, public seating areas, parklets, holiday events, festive lighting, and decorative street furniture.
Chief Executive Officer
Chief Financial Officer
Urban Planning Associate
Urban Landscape Manager
Executive Assistant & Office Manager
Operations Administrative Assistant
Vice-Chairman, The Nightingale Group*
Secretary/Treasurer, Cogswell Realty
Massey Insurance Agency
Lotus Equity Group
Honorable Councilwoman Mildred C. Crump
City of Newark
Michael Greene, Esq.
City of Newark
Onyx Equitites, LLC*
Downtown Property Owner
Sarah Jones, Esq.
Horizon Blue Cross/Blue Shield*
J & L Companies
James Rhatican, Esq.
Hartz Mountain Corp.
The Green Chicpea
* Denotes Executive Committee Member