Staff & Board


Marni Marshall, Executive Director

530-272-8315 |


Our staff depends on volunteers to make our program run efficiently.  We are always looking for new recruits to support our events, click below to get signed up in our volunteer database.

Become a Volunteer

July 2020 Policy update:

We stand behind County protocol.  Anything the GVDA is involved in, we follow and support the current mandates and protocol from the County for face coverings and social distancing.  This includes hosting an event or volunteering.  Any gathering of board members that is 2 or more represents the GVDA.  No exceptions: If volunteers cannot wear a face covering or maintain social distancing, they cannot volunteer.



Apply to be nominated for Board of Directors 2021 have closed.  If you are interested in being involved contact us and we’ll give you an orientation.  Board and Committee meetings are open to the public.  First Board of Directors meeting 2021 in Jan 27th, 3:30 online.

2020 election is to fill 2 openings with Business Improvement District merchants is running and will close Jan 17, 2021.  Business Improvement District members get one vote per business.

Application and job description: Board application Application for Candidacy for the Board of Directors Term 2021 – 2023,  and  see 10 duties of non-profit members.

Contact GVDA about attending committee meetings at 530-272-8315

Contacts for our Board of Directors for 2021

  • Sue Amick,
  • Lillie Piland, Vice
  • Linda Wheeler,
  • Marni Marshall, Interim Secretary
  • Nancy Solyan, Board
  • Chad Wingo, Board
  • Joy Porter, Board
  • Jade Benetatos, Board
  • Alyssa Orellana, Board
  • Craig Hamilton, Board

Jan Arbuckle, Liaison from Grass Valley City Council –

August 2020 Policy Update approved by the GVDA board:

It is a mandatory requirement that members of the Board of Directors be affiliated with businesses that hold
all federal, state, county and city licenses, permits and approvals required for their operations.
Advisory statement: Service on the GVDA Board amounts to leadership in the local business community and
requires directors to avoid the appearance of conflicts of interest and to maintain cordial, professional
relationships with our members, other stakeholders, and the governments with which we work closely – the
City of Grass Valley and Nevada County.


2019 Strategic Plan

2019 National Main Street Report

2018-2019 Budget

2018 Main Street Report

We believe Main Streets are for everyone. At the core of our approach to revitalization is a commitment to creating places of shared prosperity, equal access to opportunity, and inclusive engagement.

Meeting Dates 2021 GVDA (1)