The Downtown Manchester Special Services District (DMSSD) was established by a referendum of downtown property owners in 1992 in response to changing economic conditions. Construction of Buckland Hills Mall, a total reconstruction of Main Street and deterioration of the built environment in the downtown were all catalysts for action.
The Downtown Board Meetings are open to the public and all constituents are encouraged to attend. Attending meetings is a great way to stay informed about what is happening Downtown and to let your voice be heard. The Commissioners welcome volunteers to serve on various committees such as the Parking & Maintenance Committee, Marketing & Beautification Committee, and the Planning Committee. Property Owners and Business Lessees are also invited to run for election to the Board of Commissioners during the Biennial Election process.