About The DNA

The Downtown Newark Association has been a formal non-political and non-secular organization since May 2006. Our membership includes a variety of large and small business owners/managers, municipal and county officials, educators, church officials, media representatives, non-profit organizations, entertainers, and numerous others. DNA’s mission is to promote and enhance Newark as a great place to live and do business.

For more information about joining the Downtown Newark Association, please email us at info@downtownnewarkoh.com or visit “Join” on this website to fill out an application!

Mission Statement

The Purpose and Mission of the Downtown Newark Association shall be to develop programs and events that promote and enhance Downtown Newark as great place to live, do business and visit.
  • Create memorable events.
  • Drive awareness for the downtown community.
  • Connect community through meetings and programs.

The Downtown Newark Association is your hub for finding where to eat, shop, and live locally. Please click on an image below for a list of DNA members in that category.


Below are highlights from the Downtown Newark Association Facebook page. Follow us to stay on top of events and news.

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Get to Know the Downtown Newark Association:
Board of Directors/ Executive Committee

Bailey McCoy

Bailey McCoy
Canal Market District


Tony Guinta

Vice President
Tony Guinta
Ruoff Mortgage


Emily Gilliam

Emily Gilliam
2nd Street Market


Dianne Wiechert

Dianne Wiechert

DNA Committees

Social Media &
Administrative Services

Ali Olasin Scott

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