Board Of Directors

The boards are the governing authorities of the organizations, and are responsible for directing, influencing, and monitoring the organizations’ business, and evaluating its Executive Director. The boards carry out their governance role by developing and monitoring policies, and organizes their work through committees. By law, the boards are accountable for, and have authority over, the organizations’ resources and activities.

Downtown Association of Fairbanks, a 501(c)(4) corporation


  • Chris Miller:  The Music Room – email

Vice President

  • Buki Wright: resident – email


  • Steve Johnson:  Big Ray’s – email


  • Christine Luper: Edward Jones Investments – email

Board Members

  • Jackson Fox: FAST Planning – email
  • Dave Hayden: L64 Design – email
  • Ron Johnson: North Haven Communities – email
  • Chad Roberts: Usibelli Investments – email
  • Sue Sprinkle: 5th Ave. Design – email
  • Olivia Dowling: Golden Heart Consulting – email

Downtown Association of Fairbanks Community Services, a 501(c)(3) corporation


  • Buki Wright

Vice President:

  • Chris Miller


  • Christine Luper

Board Members:

  • Sue Sprinkle

The Downtown Association of Fairbanks is a 501c4 civic league not organized for profit but operated for social welfare – the economic betterment of downtown for the common good and general welfare of the Fairbanks community.  The Downtown Association of Fairbanks is a membership organization with three full-time staff.  Its primary programs are the future-focused Vision Fairbanks revitalization plan and serving the needs of downtown today, like marketing its members and promoting downtown as a destination for retail, dining, and professional offices.

The Downtown Association also serves downtown’s needs today through its subsidiary 501c3 non-profit organization, the Downtown Association of Fairbanks Community Services, whose mission is to “identify and fill critical social service gaps, lessening the burdens of government while at the same time maintaining the vitality and improving the overall quality of life in downtown Fairbanks.”   Its primary programs include hosting signature downtown events like the Midnight Sun Festival and the Downtown Market, as well as fielding the Community Service Patrol, a foot- and van-patrol devoted to improving the business climate downtown and transporting intoxicated or incapacitated persons from downtown to appropriate points of care.