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About DSA

History

Established in 2004, Downtown San Angelo, Inc. was formed by a group of 35 individuals who were dedicated to downtown revitalization. In November 2005, the organization was granted membership in the Main Street Program. This program is a major effort by the National Trust for Historic Preservation to provide assistance to cities whose older central business districts are seeking to retain some vestige of their visual character and whose economic position is slipping. The premise of this program is that economic revitalization can take place within the context of historic preservation.

DSA enjoys broad-based public support for the revitalization process, with strong support from both public and private sectors. Wide-ranging community collective skills and resources are utilized to maximum advantage.

Our Mission

To utilize the Main Street 4-Point Approach; design, economic restructuring, organization and promotion, to develop the historic central business district of downtown San Angelo into a unified element of cultural and economic vitality. To enhance revitalization and preservation programs to safeguard downtown San Angelo’s rich history.

Vision Statement

Downtown San Angelo is envisioned as an inviting environment sustained by historically preserved and restored buildings, thriving businesses that appeal to locals and tourists, a uniquely distinct area anchored by traditional institutions and living spaces that exemplify the neighborhood concept.

DSA Newsletter

Stay up to date with everything going on in Historc Downtown San Angelo. Throughout the year we release newsletters detailing all of the projects, fundraisers, and new businesses in the downtown area. The newsletter is available as a pdf download. All DSA members will automaticallyt receive an email copy of this newsletter whenever it is released.

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Main Street America Accredited Top 10 True Western Towns 2019 National Trust for Historic Preservation First Lady's Texas Treasures Award Preserve America

DSA Inc. Board of Directors

Downtown San Angelo Inc. is made possible by the creativity and direction of our board members. The board is comprised of business owners, restaurateurs, developers, and local citizens of the city of San Angelo. The insights of our board members continue to help preserve the historical integrity and the revitalization of Downtown San Angelo.

Executive Director

Del V. Velasquez

Del V. Velasquez

Mr. Velasquez is currently the Executive Director of Downtown San Angelo, Inc. a position he previously held between 2006 through 2009. Prior to returning to Downtown San Angelo, Inc. he was the Marketing Director of the San Angelo Standard-Times from 2010 to 2012.

Del returned to San Angelo in 2007 after a distinguished career that began in 1975 when he joined AT&T in their Junior Executive Training program, a fast track program that provided him the opportunity to work and develop the skills and knowledge of every key department within AT&T.

Del spent 6 years working as an Aide in Scheduling and Advance for President George Herbert Walker Bush during his time as the 43rd Vice President and 41st President of the United States.

Mr. Velasquez retired from Verizon, Inc. as Vice President of Federal Government Affairs in Washington D.C. After a long career in the telecommunication industry which also include Southwestern Bell Telephone Company, G.T.E. and Puerto Rico Telephone Company. Del worked in a variety of areas that included Government Affairs, Public Affairs, Marketing, the AT&T Foundation, and Operations, and Sales.

Del grew up in San Angelo and graduated from San Angelo Central High and Angelo State University.

Board of Directors

  • Alexander, JoAnna
  • Babiash, Michele
  • Balderas, Jacob
  • Barrett, Casey
  • Cameron, Aimee
  • Cox, Nathana
  • Eggemeyer, Eric
  • Elkins, Stacie
  • Giesecke, Wes
  • Gunter, Brenda
  • Heartsill, Kate
  • Hunter, Toni
  • Justiss, Larry
  • Key, Fred
  • McLaughlin, Stephen
  • Mott, Lana
  • Puckitt, Lane
  • Read, Teddye
  • Reichenau, Brittany
  • Stango, Steve
  • Stone, Lyndy
  • Sudduth, Delila
  • Uherik, Luke

Liaisons

  • Andrews, Guy
  • Bayes, Diann
  • Bluthardt, Bob
  • Castanon, Alejandro
  • Highsmith, Jamie J.
  • James, Jon
  • Taylor, Howard

Join DSA Inc.

DSA Inc. is made possible by the generous support and donations of our partner organizations, businesses, and individuals. By partnering with DSA Inc. you join hundreds of other businesses and organizations throughout the Concho Valley in their support of a revitalized historic downtown district.

In addition to helping support economic growth and historic preservation in downtown, members also receive the following benefits:

Patron - $1000+

  • Rotating 800 x 300px advertisement space on DSA Website (All pages)**
  • Logo publication in Downtown Dose bi-annual online newsletter (January & August)
  • Social media acknowledgement & sharing
  • DSA website Membership listing by business category; includes business front photo or logo
  • Logo placement on Downtown Stroll flyers for one year
  • Logo of acknowledgement in bi-annual Historic Downtown San Angelo magazine publication
  • **Downtown businesses receive: 800 x 533px Featurette on DSA Website Home Page

Benefactor - $500

  • Rotating 800 x 300px advertisement space on DSA Website (All pages except home page)
  • Logo publication in Downtown Dose bi-annual online newsletter (January & August)
  • Social media acknowledgement & sharing
  • DSA website Membership listing by business category; includes business front photo or logo

Donor - $250

  • Membership listing in Downtown Dose bi-annual online newsletter (January & August)
  • DSA website Membership listing by business category; includes business front photo or logo

Member - $100

  • DSA website Membership listing by business category

Join Today

325.655.2345

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Purchase Sheep Statues

Would you like to help sponsor the Downtown San Angelo Sheeptacular Art Project? As a sponsor of the project you will be able to obtain a "blank" sheep that is ready to be painted using your own unique design. Once completed, your sheep will be ready for display at your place of business or arrangements can be made for it to be displayed on city property. For more information about purchasing, designing, and installing sheep statues, please click on the link below.

Purchase Sheep Statues

Historic Incentives

To encourage revitalization of historic downtown, the City of San Angelo offers incentives for development in the Downtown Historic District. The incentives are part of an overall strategy to leverage investment, lower the cost of doing business and level the playing field for businesses and property owners choosing to invest in downtown properties.

Historic Incentives

Downtown Real Estate

Having residential and commercial real estate in the Historic District of Downtown San Angelo ensures that you or your business are in the vibrant heart of San Angelo. It means that all the best eateries, shopping, pubs, coffee shops, entertainment, and art are all within walking distance of your home or storefront.

Downtown Real Estate