2021 State of Downtown Boise Annual Meeting

Tuesday, September 14th, 2021
3:00pm - 5:00pm
Boise State Centennial Amphitheater

DBA is excited to partner with Story Story Night to share the tales of Downtown Boise through the words of storytellers, musicians, and local characters.

The 34th State of Downtown Boise Annual Meeting will include a 2020 recap & news, performances, updates from City of Boise Mayor Lauren McLean, snacks, drinks, and networking in a beautiful outdoor setting.

*Per BSU COVID-19 Guidelines: Facial coverings must be worn in indoor public spaces ­owned or controlled by the university as well as in crowded outdoor spaces, regardless of vaccination status. Read more here.

Thank you for attending the event. View the 2020 Annual Report here.


Directions & Parking:
Boise State Centennial Amphitheater
A quick 10 minute bike ride or 15 minute walk along the Boise Greenbelt from The Grove Plaza.
Bicycle rack/parking located directly next to venue.
Vehicle parking available in the Lincoln Avenue Garage.
View a Map & Directions to the venue here.


A little information about the storytellers:

Alessandro Meregaglia (storyteller) is an assistant professor and archivist/librarian at Albertsons Library. He embodied his role as an archivist by uncovering a lost piece of Boise history in a dusty box in the Library of Congress and bringing it to the present.  For him, considering the state of downtown involves thinking historically. 


Lance Davisson (storyteller) is passionate about covering up Downtown Boise.  He is focused on Boise's urban tree canopy and is perhaps more interested in the life below the streets than the street party above. He founded the Treasure Valley Canopy Network to make sure some of the city's longest residents remain a part of the state of downtown. 


Rocci Johnson (DBA Board Member/storyteller) is the wildly entertaining lead singer of the Rocci Johnson Band which performs regularly at Humpin' Hannah's in Downtown Boise. She has been a part of DBA since it's very first year along with many other charitable and community organizations. 


Jodi Eichelberger (host) is the artistic director of Story Story Night, a live storytelling event now beginning it's eleventh year in Downtown Boise. He saw his first musical in downtown Boise which led him on a career path including film, television, and Broadway. 





Supporting Partners


Interested in becoming a supporting sponsor? Please contact Mel Khampha at (208)385-7300 or mkhampha@downtownboise.org.

To view previous State of Downtown events, click HERE.