Montclair Village Association

The Montclair Village Association (MVA) is a Business Improvement District (B.I.D.) made up of approximately 230 retail and service businesses located in Montclair Village. The MVA was previously known as the Montclair Business Association (MBA) for over 50 years.

In 2001 the businesses located in Montclair Village voted to become a Business Improvement District by agreeing to pay an additional assessment each year to the City of Oakland based on their gross revenue. In 2010 the Association created a new category of Associate Membership, to permit businesses located adjacent to the Village to join and enjoy the same benefits of Association membership.

The assessments paid by MVA members and Associate members are used to pay for revitalization efforts in the neighborhood commercial district, covering maintenance, beautification, promotions and security issues not supplied by City resources.

The MVA’s mission is to support our merchant members, and to help the Village thrive.

Five Goals of the Association are:

  1. To bring about the revitalization of Montclair Village and its surrounds.
  2. To bring investment of public and private capital to Montclair Village for public benefit and charitable purposes.
  3. To increase quality public improvements and educational, cultural, artistic, charitable services in Montclair for public and charitable purposes.
  4. To increase economic well-being of residents, employees and businesses in Montclair Village.
  5. To promote business in Montclair Village

The Association is governed by its By-laws. A Board of Directors, elected from its membership annually, creates and/or approves the policies. Standing committees make recommendations to the Board for action. All meetings are subject to the provisions of The Brown Act (a pdf document).

Currently the following organizational groups meet on a regular basis. Special teams or groups may be formed from time-to-time as determined by the Board:

MVA Group Meetings Location
Board of Directors First Wednesday of the month: 6:15 PM
Montclair Presbyterian Church
5701 Thornhill Dr.
Executive Committee Fourth Wednesday of the month: 9:15 AM US Bank
1998 Mountain Blvd.
Beautification/Safety/Land Use Ad hoc TBA
Promotions Committee Ad hoc TBA

These meetings are open to all Village merchants and any community members interested in attending. Agendas and meeting Minutes are available upon request from the MVA office.

Minutes from each meeting and Association Financial Reports are available upon request from the MVA office.