The Montana Avenue Merchants Association or MAMA (established 1979) represents the businesses on Montana Ave. in Santa Monica for the purpose of promoting and marketing the Montana Avenue Business Improvement District (BID) as a vital, safe, unique place for shopping, dining, and enjoyment.

With roughly 150 members (business license holders) this non-profit corporation is managed by a Board of Directors elected by the general membership.

We are committed to building and nurturing partnerships with each other, our city government, and other businesses and neighborhood organizations to improve and enhance the quality of work and life in our community.

The Board meets once a month, currently on the 2nd Thursday of each month at 6:30 pm at Malin + Goetz, located at 1123 Montana Ave. There is at least one annual meeting for elections each year. Board members serve two-year terms. All Board members are volunteers, and the Association is always interested in volunteers to help out.

Contact: Montana.SantaMonica@gmail.com


Current board members:

Kenneth Geary: Co-Chairperson
(elected Oct. 2018, 1 year term as Chair, elected Sept. 2018 for 2 year term on Board)
Sweat Lady Jane
1631 Montana Ave
(310) 254-9499

Ama Asamoah: Co-Chairperson
(elected Oct. 2018, 1 year term as Chair, elected Sept. 2018 for 2 year term on Board)
Jigsaw London
1409 Montana Ave
(310) 271-7988

Shelley Randles: Secretary & Resident Board Member
(elected Oct. 2018, 1 year term as Secretary, elected Sept. 2018 for 2 year term on Board)
Malin + Goetz
1123 Montana Ave
(424) 268-8958

Kara Taub: Treasurer
(elected Oct. 2018, 1 year term as Treasurer, elected Sept. 2018 for 2 year term on Board)
Ten Women Gallery
1128 Montana Ave
(310) 393-6254

Ele Keats
(elected in 2017, 2 year term)
Ele Keats Jewelry
1028 Montana Ave
310 458 1888

Jane Walker
(elected Sept. 2018, 1 year term)
Texture
716 Montana Ave
(310) 393-0707

Peggy Sella
(elected Sept. 2018, 2 year term)
Jane of Tarzana
1607 Montana Ave.
store number (310) 395-5002
cell (818) 414-0871

Shelley Banton: Resident Board Member
(elected Sept. 2018, 2 year term)
Butter by Shelley
1130 Montana Ave.
(310) 393-7839

Sixtine Damon
(elected Sept. 2018, 2 year term)
Le Macaron French Pastries
1301 Montana Ave
(310) 905-4563

Albin Gielicz: Resident Board Member
(elected Sept. 2018, 2 year term)
samoalbin@gmail.com

Staff

Heidi Hennig
Merchant Outreach
henndawgs@msn.com


Other useful contacts

Nia Tang: MAMA’s Santa Monica City Liaison
Nia.Tang@smgov.net

Jennifer Taylor
Buy Local SM Committee Chair
Economic Development Administrator, City of Santa Monica
(310) 458-2201 x6315
Jennifer.Taylor@smgov.net
www.BuyLocalSM.com

Evan Edwards
Director of Operations
Santa Monica Travel & Tourism
2427 Main Street, Santa Monica, CA 90405
eedwards@santamonica.com
santamonica.com
(310) 319-6263

Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce
www.smchamber.com