Lake Merritt Uptown District Association
Annual Board of
Directors Nominations

Join the Lake Merritt Uptown District Association Board of Directors

The Lake Merritt Uptown District Association (“LMUDA”) is a Community Benefit District (“CBD”) Management Corporation committed to revitalizing Oakland’s historic Downtown by maintaining cleanliness and order in the public rights-of-way, providing radical hospitality to all users of our downtown, improving district identity, fostering cultural opportunities, creating and maintaining new public spaces, and advocating on behalf of the district stakeholders. These services have been funded by the assessments generated by the Lake Merritt Uptown Community Benefit District, which was overwhelmingly approved by property owners in July 2018 for a new ten-year term.

The LMUDA is a non-profit public benefit district management corporation which is under contract with the City of Oakland to disburse the revenues of the CBD on behalf of the property owners in the district. The LMUDA is governed by a volunteer board of directors.

This annual nomination process is open to all interested property owners, who are current on their CBD assessment payments, and are supportive of the goals and policies of the board. Business owners and other community members are also welcome to serve on the board as “Tenant” or “Community at Large” representatives.

Please keep in mind when nominating yourself or others to the board that this is a working board of directors and requires active participation on a monthly basis. It is advised that in advance of nominating yourself that you first engage with the organization by auditing either board or committee meetings to ensure a good fit for all parties. We seek committed business and property owners who wish to rapidly improve the commerce, image and amenities of Lake Merritt Uptown District. Volunteer board members are:


  1. Required to regularly participate in one of the currently active committees of the board

             (Please see the attached description of Committee Structure);

  1. Expected to help raise funds for the board and its activities;
  2. Required to support the goals and policies of the board;
  3. Required to attend all regular and Joint Board meetings unless excused; and
  4. Required to be current on all CBD assessment payments.

Board members can expect to dedicate an average of 50 hours a year to the CBD. 


Nomination Postcard Distributed to Property Owners: October 23, 2023

Nominations due to district staff: November 21, 2023

Annual Elections Meeting Held: December 6, 2023 at 8:30 a.m.

1901 Harrison Street, 1st Floor, Oakland, CA 94612


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The nominations are due in the Lake Merritt Uptown District Association office at 388 19th Street, by November 15, 2021 at 4:00 p.m. Currently seated board members may also nominate themselves or other qualifying individuals in person, at the Annual Elections meeting. Any other nominations received after November 15th may not be considered for election to the board. Nominations may be dropped off or mailed to 388 19th Street Oakland, CA 94612, or scanned and e-mailed to [email protected].

Lake Merritt Uptown District Association
Annual Board of Directors Nominations

2023 Online
Nomination Form

Stakeholder Contact Form

Nomination Packet


Committee Structure

Committee Mission
Executive Committee
This committee consists of the President and Officers of the Corporation
The Executive Committee oversees the general administration of the corporations, ensures the effective operations of the board, acts as the coordinating framework through which the other committees function efficiently, and works to increase involvement and support for the organizations.
Clean and Safe Committee The Clean and Safe Committee oversees the management of all service providers responsible for maintaining cleanliness and order in the public rights of way, the execution of projects that effectively beautify and enhance the safety of the districts, the creation of vibrant and celebrated public spaces and the building of strong relationships with OPD, BART, and other such organizations.
Marketing and Branding Committee The Marketing and Branding Committee promotes the identity of the districts, encourages economic development, and works to create a vibrant downtown through public relations, marketing, and special events. This work may include: branding of the district, development of graphic identity, special events, website development and maintenance, banner program, streetscape issues including landscaping design, bus shelters, festival poles, holiday decorations, visual linkages, new public spaces projects, and improvements to public spaces in the district.


If you have any questions regarding this process, please call our Operations Director, Tori Decker at 510-238-1122, or email [email protected].

Thank you for your ongoing efforts to improve Downtown Oakland for everyone involved.