The CBA is a dues paying membership organization that works together to support each other, build a safe and welcoming neighborhood, and promote economic growth in the place we work and live.


2019 Board Members

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Executive Board
President: Bob Roberts - McShane's
Vice President: Deveri Gifford - Brooklyn St. Local
Treasurer: Debra Walker - Community organizer
Secretary: Matt Buskard - Bobcat Bonnie’s
Officer at Large: Sheila Cockrel - Citizen Detroit

Board Members
Rohani Foulkes - The Farmer's Hand
Mike Ransom - Ima
Lex Zavala - Detroit Hispanic Development Corporation
Donna Barnett - Stokas Bieri Real Estate Company
Rhonda Greene -Heritage Works
Robert Jamerson - Detroit PAL
Nicole Meunier - Mercy Education Project
Joe Mifsud - Property owner; Cork and Gable
Heather McKeon - Corktown Historical Society
Sheila Cockrel - Crossroads Consulting; CitizenDetroit
Christopher Hajek - The Hajek Firm
Tysen McCarthy - Elton Park
Pam Alexandr - Ford
Julia Maerz - Rocket Fiber

2018 - 2019 Board members

2018 - 2019 Board members


Fast Facts

  • The CBA started in 2013 when a group of business owners started meeting weekly to discuss how to have a voice in the development of their neighborhood.

  • The CBA has grown to almost 150 members strong in only 5 years with an estimated number of businesses in Corktown between 175-200.

  • The CBA is a dues-paying membership organization which means each member has an equal voice in determining what the CBA's goals and decisions are for the year.

  • The CBA uses some of its funds to sponsor events that benefit the community as well as launch their own annual events such as Corktown Aglow and Spring into Corktown..

annual Spring into corktown

annual Spring into corktown

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