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About the Del Ray Business Association

Located in the Northern section of Alexandria, the Del Ray Business Association (DRBA) is comprised of thriving small businesses in a cottage neighborhood, complete with Mount Vernon Avenue as the “Main Street.” For over thirty years the DRBA has produced signature events completely funded by business sponsors and energetic volunteers.

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Membership Types

Business Member


$150

Business Member

For-profit companies including commercial businesses; commercial property owners; professional offices, and those who own, operate or manage businesses in the City of Alexandria. This includes online businesses housed in City of Alexandria. This membership requires submission of a business license.

Businesses Outside of Alexandria


$300

Businesses Outside of Alexandria

Businesses not based in the City of Alexandria

Non-profit Member


$75

Non-profit Member

Nonprofit organizations and associations, including faith-based organizations, who are based in the City of Alexandria and qualify for the nonprofit status as outlined by the IRS. This includes non-profit on-line businesses that are housed in City of Alexandria.

Friends of the DRBA


$25

Friends of the DRBA

Individuals living in the City of Alexandria who do not meet the qualifications of membership for businesses or nonprofits. Friends may run for one Board seat. Membership is $25. Membership benefits include newsletter, opportunities to attend and present at monthly membership meetings and volunteering in diverse events in the community. Friends are not eligible to run for the Board of Directors

Membership is subject to approval by the Del Ray Business Association Board of Directors.

Membership Benefits

Engage in DRBA marketing opportunities on website, through social media and promotional opportunities

Networking opportunities with community leaders, City officials, business owners and Del Ray neighbors

Access to exclusive advertising discounts with local media

Engage in DRBA marketing opportunities on website, through social media and promotional opportunities

Networking opportunities with community leaders, City officials, business owners and Del Ray neighbors

Access to exclusive advertising discounts with local media

Learn more about the community during monthly membership luncheons

Receive weekly member-only newsletter focused on events, business news, advice and opportunities

Participate in diverse events throughout the year that support the community and your business

Advocate for your business through the DRBA government relations committee and with local officials

First choice of sponsorships opportunities for DRBA events

Participate in specific-industry groups such as health and wellness; restaurants and retail

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Board Members and Committee Members

Executive Committeeright-arrow
President: Lauren Fisher
Del Ray Psych & Wellness (January 2021 - December 2022)
Vice President: Amy Eggers
Amy Eggers Designs (January 2020 - December 2023)
President Emeritus: Sue Kovalsky
The Jen Walker Team (January 2020 - December 2023)
Secretary: Pat Miller
Art on the Avenue (January 2018 - December 2023)
Treasurer:
Shannon Catlett (January 2017 - December 2022)
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Bill Blackburn
Pork Barrel BBQ/Holy Cow/The Sushi Bar (January 2018 - December 2023)
Mike Dameron
Windmill Hill Design Build (January 2018 - December 2022)
Kevin Fenton
The Walla Design Company (August 2021-December 2022)
Jenna Gotch
Passionately Pets (August 2021-December 2022)
Sandy Modell
Wholistic Hound Academy (January 2018-December 2023)
Karin Purgugganan
LPC, Wonderologie, (November 2021-December 2022)
Gayle Reuter
Alexandria Sheriff's Office (January 2018-December 2023)
C.J. Wesby
Foundation Fitness (December 2020 - December 2022)
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Events Committee
Co-Chairs – Gayle Reuter, Pat Miller
First Thursdays
Bill Blackburn, Sue Kovalsky, C.J. Wesby
Taste of Del Ray
Karen Johnson, Pat Miller
Halloween Parade
Gayle Reuter, Carol Bailey
Turkey Trot
Pat Miller, Gayle Reuter, Carol Bailey
Holidays on the Avenue
Pat Miller
Communications & Marketing Committee
Chair – Kevin Fenton
Membership Committee
Chair -- Karin Purgugganan
Civic Liaisons
ACVA – Pat Miller
Wellness District
Chair -- Lauren Fisher & Lola Capps
Retail Committee
Chair -- Amy Eggers