The Georgetown BID has supported and enhanced Georgetown’s commercial district – both on the street and behind the scenes – since 1999. We periodically look back to remind ourselves and our members of everything we are doing and have done to serve our members. We’ve pulled together a snapshot of the BIDs day-to-day services, one-time projects, annual events, and long-term initiatives over the last 10 years (FY2012 – FY2021) – driven from the ground up by the member feedback we solicit, which informs the priorities reflected in our annual strategic plan and budget.
One of the Georgetown BID’s 2022 goals is to share more frequent, quarterly snapshots with our members that capture some of the key metrics and initiatives of the past three months. In this two-page report, you’ll find a summary of our work from July – September 2022; a quarter marked by the Capital Fringe Festival, C&O Canal Boat tours in full swing, the return of Georgetown Sunset Cinema, new restaurant and retail openings, and Georgetown BID Board strategic planning – among other initiatives.
This year’s Annual Report depicts how the BID and our members continued to pivot and adapt during the pandemic – and began to steadily recover. It highlights key accomplishments and commercial district developments in the areas of economic development, public space enhancements, street services, transportation, and marketing and events programming for FY2021, which ran from October 1, 2020 – September 30, 2021.
The BID has developed this mid-term (6-12 month) commercial district recovery plan of 32 action items, in collaboration with the BID Board, BID members and community leaders, to guide the our work through the end of 2020, in the midst of the COVID pandemic.