PRESS RELEASE / ANNOUNCEMENTS Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Downtown Santa Barbara Announces Interim Executive Director

Following the resignation earlier this month of Maggie Campbell, the Downtown Organization of Santa Barbara, Inc. has named Dave Lombardi as Interim Director. Dave owns Distinctive Framing ‘N’ Art store and gallery and has served on the Downtown Santa Barbara Board of Directors since 2008. He served as Vice President in 2011 and as Board President in 2012 and 2013. Lombardi has chaired the Safety Committee and is the current chair of the Plaza Committee. In 2009, he received the George Gerth Volunteer of the Year award from DSB.

“I am proud and humble to step in and help this organization in any way possible.” Lombardi said. “We have a great staff and I’m excited to work with them.”

Dave Lombardi will run the organization during the executive director search process, now underway.

Downtown Santa Barbara staff is planning the Annual Breakfast meeting on Thursday, February 22nd (8:00 am), at Historic El Paseo Restaurant. For sponsorship information, please contact Jenna ( or 805-962-2098, ext 805).

Downtown Santa Barbara serves as the champion and advocate for the merchants and property owners of the downtown district in Santa Barbara, California, with more than 1400 members. DSB represents a vibrant, authentic downtown core that celebrates itself as an urban community and an internationally known destination. It also manages the Downtown Santa Barbara Business Improvement Districts (BIDs), providing enhanced services to make Downtown Santa Barbara a more vibrant place for visitors, investors, and residents. Programs, activities and events sponsored by Downtown Santa Barbara include the Downtown Holiday Parade, the Downtown LIVE Art & Wine Tour, the decorative State Street Flag Program, 1st Thursday. Like us on Facebook (Downtown Santa Barbara), follow us on Twitter (@SBDowntown) and follow us on Instagram (@DowntownSantaBarbara) for the latest info on events, promotions and downtown information.


Kate Schwab
Marketing & Communications Director
Downtown Santa Barbara
805-962-2098 x 802

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