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Voluntary Membership

Not an automatic member but care about the well-being of downtown SLO? Become a voluntary member!

Become a voluntary member!

Certain businesses located within the Business Improvement Area (BIA) boundaries, including banks, non-profits, and churches, are exempt from tax certification and therefore are not automatic Downtown SLO members. We strongly encourage these businesses, as well as downtown residents, and businesses located outside of downtown to become voluntary members.

  • A place in an organization that speaks with one voice for all of downtown
  • A safe space to voice questions, comments, and concerns
  • Connections to city and county resources
  • A chance to amplify the downtown experience
  • Opportunities to be involved in Downtown SLO-hosted events
  • Waived application fee for a booth at the Farmers’ Market
  • Access to networking events with other downtown businesses, our Board of Directors, and City of SLO employees

Networking & Connection

Business Education Series

Meetings informing members, business owners, and downtown stakeholders regarding relevant downtown issues and topics are held as needed. Learn more about upcoming sessions here.

Member Newsletters

Members and stakeholders of Downtown SLO receive monthly newsletters with important information regarding our programs, city updates, road closures, and other relevant information. To sign up, send us an email with your name and business!

Past Member Emails »


Special task forces and groups meet regularly to discuss public activations, events, safety, and more. Reach out to find out about how you can get involved!

Annual Breakfast

The Downtown SLO Annual Breakfast is generally held in October to highlight achievements over the fiscal year, provide updates, and plan for the future.


$150/year for commercial business

$75/year for individuals

$50/year for nonprofits

Become a voluntary member!

Thank you to our current Voluntary Members!

1st Capital Bank

Active Church

American General Media

American Riviera Bank

Bike SLO County

Christian Science Reading Room

Coast Hills Credit Union

Edward Jones Investments

Girl Scouts of CA Central Coast

Habitat for Humanity


Mission College Prep

Pacific Western Bank

San Luis Obispo Chamber of Commerce

San Luis Obispo Children's Museum

San Luis Obispo Classical Academy

San Luis Obispo County Arts

San Luis Obispo County Library

San Luis Obispo Museum of Art

San Luis Obispo Repertory Theatre

SLO Credit Union

SLO Film Fest

Sloco Massage + Wellness 

SLOCOG: San Luis Obispo Council of Governments

The Bridge Cafe