About Us

RDA LogoThe River District Association (RDA) is located at 442 Main Street, Danville, Virginia.  You may contact us at 434-791-0210, RiverDistrictAssociation@gmail.com, on Facebook at DowntownDanville, Twitter @DowntownDanVA, or by mail at P.O. Box 853, Danville, VA 24543.

RDA, formerly the Downtown Danville Association, was formed in 1999 with a mission to coordinate revitalization efforts in downtown Danville, Virginia.  During its early years, the Association worked with the City of Danville to become a Virginia Main Street Community Partner, which led to a façade improvement program and 2 murals highlighting some of Danville’s history.  Since then, it has maintained an all-volunteer board of committed Danville business owners, residents, civic leaders, nonprofit professionals, and representatives from City agencies.

Today, after completing a strategic plan made possible by the Danville Regional Foundation, and hiring staff, RDA is ready to embark on a new and exciting chapter in our story.  We have embraced the City’s rebranding of the immediate community surrounding downtown Danville by changing our name to the River District Association, by adopting the area’s new logo, and by expanding our service area beyond downtown’s Main Street to include portions of the historic Tobacco Warehouse District, the Old West End neighborhood, and the area just north of the Dan River.

Funding:    RDA is funded by the City of Danville and the Danville Regional Foundation.  We are grateful for their support.

When We Meet: The RDA Board of Directors meets the fourth Tuesday of every month  from 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM.  River District business owners and RDA members are welcome to attend monthly meetings and information sessions usually held the first Tuesday of each month starting at 9 a.m.  The location of these meetings varies.

To attend any of our meetings, please email us at RiverDistrictAssociation@gmail.com.  You may also call 434-709-3674.

What You Can Do: We need YOUR help!  Do you want to join our effort to revive the River District and downtown Danville?  If you have any special ideas or talents, or just want to volunteer to help with a project, please contact us by phone at 434-709-3674, or by email at RiverDistrictAssociation@gmail.com.  We also have membership opportunities available to both individuals and businesses.  To learn more about joining, please click on the “Membership” link under “About Us”.