The Downtown Bremerton Association is a purpose driven non-profit organization. The DBA is a registered non-profit corporation with the State of Washington and 501(c)3 tax-exempt status with the Internal Revenue Service.
The origins of the DBA go back to the 1980’s when the organization was known as Swing City. Over time the name was changed to be more representative of the groups efforts to foster economic activity and development in the downtown core.
Today, the DBA is the only non-governmental organization solely focused on Downtown economic and quality-of-life issues. Its members - as diverse as the community it serves - provide an important voice on preservation, economic development, public policy and destination marketing initiatives. Preserving the history of Downtown Bremerton, as well as educating the public of the uniqueness of our City's core, is part of our goals.
The DBA collaborates with other organizations in the community to fulfill its purpose. Together with its partners and Downtown residents, DBA is working to create a thriving Downtown where people work, live, shop and play.