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2021 Board Nominees

We will be voting virtually at the February 26th MDBA General Membership Meeting! Join us at 8:30 am via Zoom for our meeting plus voting.

You can find the meeting details and the Zoom login information here!

Jillian Fra Tribute MediaJillian Fra

Jillian Fra is the Director of Operations and a managing partner at Tribute Media, a web design and marketing agency in Meridian Downtown, on Idaho Ave. Tribute Media has been a resident business of downtown Meridian for the past 11 years and Jillian has been with the company since 2009. Jillian also has lived in Meridian for 8 years and loves to support the growth and vitality of Meridian - especially the downtown area!

Jillian has been actively involved with the MDBA and chaired the Membership Committee with her co-chair, Kallen Maher of Zennify.

“I love the atmosphere of our Old Town area of Meridian. When I need to take a break at work, I enjoy walking around our downtown neighborhood or getting coffee or lunch at one of the downtown restaurants.”

Heath Van Patten NextHomeHeath Van Patten

Heath Van Patten is an entrepreneur, family man, husband, father, son, brother, and health enthusiast. As the Owner and Broker at NextHome Treasure Valley, Heath’s goal is to make your home buying or selling experience second to none. The cornerstone of business at NextHome Treasure Valley is honesty, integrity, persistence, and professionalism.

NextHome made their home in Meridian Downtown in 2018. You’ll see Heath and his team supporting the downtown community as sponsors of the Meridian Main Street Market and having spontaneous front yard BBQs at their office, a converted historic home, on Pine Ave.

“I had an office in Meridian, but after attending an MDBA meeting, I just thought, I need to be down here in the heart of Meridian. So I left the meeting and found my new office on Pine and the rest is history.”

Nick Aldinger, IBL EventsNick Aldinger

Nick Aldinger is currently the co-owner and Vice President of IBL Events located in the heart of downtown Meridian. IBL Events has been proudly producing events in the Treasure Valley for over 30 years. Nick has a passion for business and being involved in his community. Nick is an Idaho native and has a Bachelor’s degree in Information Systems and a Master’s degree in Business Administration. He is invested in being part of the Meridian Downtown Business Association and has a keen interest in governmental affairs and public policy. Outside of work, he loves spending time with his family, teaching, and traveling.

“I love Meridian Downtown as it's both where I work and where I live. I'm excited about the history, what's happening in the City's core, and the growth potential of Meridian Downtown.”

TeJay Rogers

TeJay Rogers

TeJay has served the Meridian Downtown Business Association for a number of years, and he is the current Treasurer of the MDBA, a musician, music instructor, and owner of Meridian Music and Arts. Sometimes we're lucky, and we get to enjoy his musical stylings as he plays us in or out of our monthly meetings. TeJay is an active proponent of bringing the arts into more Meridian Downtown activities, events, and businesses. 


Autumn Kersey TVCTAutumn Kersey

Autumn Kersey is the founder and executive director of Treasure Valley Children’s Theater, Meridian's premier youth theater organization since 2012. Autumn also serves as a Multimedia Sales Executive for the Idaho Business Review.

Autumn has been active with the Downtown Business Association since its launch in 2014 and has previously served on the board.


Kate Black, Truffles, Etc.Kate Black

Kate is a born and raised Idahoan with a heart for her community. After working with local nonprofits for several years she decided to go back to school and is in the middle of working on her Communication Degree. She is the manager at Truffles, Etc. and is thrilled to be serving the downtown Meridian community with delicious treats. Kate dreams of being able to contribute to the growth of the city she was raised in and is excited to serve alongside the MDBA to make downtown Meridian all that it can be. Her strengths lie in planning events, brainstorming, and collaborating with others.


Whitney Clements, Equity Northwest Real EstateWhitney Clements

Whitney is a young professional working as a Licensed Assistant to Kit Fitzgerald, the Regional Designated Broker of Equity Northwest Real Estate. Prior to working for Kit, Whitney earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Graphic Design at Boise State University and has worked in customer service for a number of years. She decided to join the MDBA to become more involved in Downtown Meridian, both as an individual and as a business professional and can be more specifically helpful when it comes to graphic design needs, administrative/organizational needs, and membership recruiting.


Holly Stanley

Holly is the Office Manager at neUdesign Architecture, a Downtown Meridian business since 2009 and a member of the MDBA for many years. She took over as the MDBA representative for neUdesign in the spring of 2019 and has really enjoyed getting to know other MDBA members and business owners, as well as always knowing what's going on with Downtown and the city as a whole. Holly has 20 years of experience in office management in various industries, although architecture is her favorite by far. Managing an office takes a lot of behind-the-scenes work, organization, and the drive to get things done. She likes to say that her job is making everyone else's job easier, and she loves helping everyone out in order to fulfill that goal. As an MDBA Board Member, Holly can put her organization expertise to work, as well as her desire to help others.

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