Downtown restaurant owner Vic Malatesta has been installed for a second year in a row as president of the Pleasanton Downtown Association.
Malatesta, who owns and operates Vic's All Star Kitchen at 201 Main St. was sworn into office by Mayor Jerry Thorne.
Others holding top offices at the city-subsidized organization include Jim DeMersman, director of the Museum on Main, as president-elect; Bernie Billen, Bay Commercial Bank (formerly Valley Community Bank) secretary, and Janet Yarbrough, a certified public accountant, treasurer. Downtown attorney J. Michael Hosterman, past president, also will serve on the board for another year.
Serving on the PDA's board of directors this year are Chris Beratlis and Bryan Bowers, both downtown property owners; Dirk Christiansen, Studio 7 Fine Arts; Mari Kennard, Redcoats British Pub & Restaurant; Dean Mancini, Murphy's Paw; Angel Moore, Alameda County Fairgrounds Association; Michael O'Callaghan, MCT Development & Construction; Mike Peel, Venture Sotheby's Real Estate; Mark Tanis, California Business Technology, Inc., and Terri Terry, Cellar Door.
The installation ceremony was held at Redcoats British Pub & Restaurant, 336 St. Mary St.
"We are incredibly fortunate as a downtown to have such a talented and dedicated group of individuals leading our organization," said Laura Olson, the PDA's executive director. "Our board of director members are passionate, engaged and exuberant and are the right leaders to guide our downtown now and into the future."
The PDA, with headquarters at 4725 First St., was established in 1984 by the City Council, which recognized this special business area with the creation of the PDA. The organization operates as an assessment district with the goal of "developing and promoting a vibrant downtown community."
It functions as a non-profit organization with funding provided by member assessments on the businesses located in the downtown district. It also receives funding from matching city/taxpayer funds, sponsorships and revenue producing events.