At the Old Town Fairfax Business Association (OTFBA), our mission is to promote a thriving economy that enhances Fairfax City’s quality of life and strengthens member businesses. The OTFBA works to reaffirm and support Old Town as the City’s social, cultural, and economic center by emphasizing community organization, promotion, design, and development. The OTFBA operates under the direction of a seven-member Advisory Steering Committee representing property and business owners of Old Town and the City of Fairfax Economic Development Office.
What is the OTFBA?
The Old Town Fairfax Business Association is a business membership organization which serves as a central voice for businesses, commercial property owners, and the community for which it serves, in the Historic Old Town Fairfax and Transition District. The OTFBA offers business services, connects businesses to resources, and markets businesses and the district to the local and regional community. We promote the preservation and development of the Old Town Historic and Transition districts; make the area more attractive and accessible; and enhance the public perception of the Old Town commercial areas with targeted messaging and communications among businesses, patrons, visitors, and the City of Fairfax.
We bolster the sense of culture and community in the heart of the Old Town through partnerships with the City, supportive nonprofits and coalitions, and George Mason University. Our staff and friendly Advisors also manage streetscapes and placemaking efforts in the Historic district, and a diverse array of activities and events. The OTFBA also promotes the unique historic attributes and properties, and other amenities made available in the heart of the City.
Staff and the Advisory Steering Committee
Deborah Dillard, Chair
Paint Your Own Pottery
Robert Golden, Vice Chair
Dawn MacGruder, Treasurer
The McGruder Group
Jinson Chan, Advisor
Donna Stafford, Advisor
Stafford Bed and Breakfast
Josh Alexander, Advisor
Christopher Bruno/Danette Nguyen, Advisors
City of Fairfax Office of Economic Development
Shannon Duffy, Business Coordinator
Old Town Fairfax Business Association