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 promotion, preservation, design, and development. The OTFBA operates under the direction of a six-member Board of Directors 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 fostering partnerships with the City, George Mason University, and other organizations. Our staff and friendly advisors 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.
Board of Directors
Joshua Alexander, Chair
Jinson Chan, Secretary
Dawn McGruder, Treasurer
The McGruder Group
Craig Smith, Director
Twins Ace Hardware
Bryan Wright, Director
Director of Economic Development Office, ex-officio Director
City of Fairfax Office of Economic Development