Summit Downtown is a non-profit corporation which represents all retailers and businesses in the Special Improvement District. The purpose of SDI is to encourage the development and improvement of the quality of life in the business community in the downtown. It is governed by a 14 member Board of Trustees comprising downtown retailers, downtown property owners, community residents, members of the Common Council, the Mayor and the City Administrator.
The tax revenues are dedicated to benefit the downtown and the City of Summit. We promote the downtown and its retail/business community through print and online advertising throughout the year and events such as Annual Restaurant Week, Girls' Night Out, Summit Farmers Market, Cars & Croissants, Street Fair, Trick-or-Treat Downtown, and December Holiday Events. We also partner with other non-profits such as the Summit Historical Society, Suburban Chambers of Commerce, YMCA, Reeves-Reed Arboretum, Shaping Summit Together, Visual Art Center of NJ with events during the year.
The Board of Trustees meets at 8AM on last Wednesday of each month (some exceptions), usually in the Whitman Room in City Hall (2nd Floor).
2018 Board of Trustee meeting dates: May 30, June 27, August 1 (July/August meeting), September 26, October 31, November 28, and December 19.