Following CDC recommended guidelines and working with the City of Fort Myers the RDA will be announcing events on a month to month basis.
Our shops, bars and restaurants are open for business and we hope you continue to support our local mechants and owners.

About Us


The Downtown Management Corporation of Fort Myers, Florida was incorporated on November 28, 1994. It was formed by a group of downtown property owners, business owners and residents whose purpose was to assist in the revitalization of the historic downtown district, by promoting events and the redevelopment of downtown while supporting efforts to restore historic sites. We became a 501(c)3 in 2000, and in 2007 we added a DBA: River District Alliance.

Who We Are Today

Today the RDA works to be a common voice to our elected officials and local decision makers. Members of the RDA continue to be locally-based merchants, residents and property owners within the boundaries of the River District (Downtown Fort Myers Redevelopment District).

Goals & Accomplishments

Our goal is to promote and enhance the continued development of the historic downtown as a hub of economic, social and cultural activity. RDA’s success can be judged by simply strolling down the streets of the River District. Eclectic boutiques, art galleries, live theater, award-winning restaurants, tourist attractions and fantastic venues line the streets and beyond throughout the River District. As one of the fastest growing areas in the nation, the RDA strives to preserve the essence of downtown while promoting the growth of the business and economic sectors that make the area thrive.


The mission of the RDA is to promote and enhance the continued development of the historic Fort Myers River District as a hub of economic, social and cultural activity.


Board of Directors

President and CEO

RDA Bylaws
RDA Bylaws – Updated 2021

Monthly Board Meetings

The Luminary Hotel

Tuesday, November 12
Monday, January 13
Monday, February 10
Monday, March 9
Wednesday, April 14
Wednesday, May 12
Wednesday, June 9
Wednesday, August 11
September Annual Meeting to be scheduled at a later date

Special Events Meetings

Special Meeting Requests