Downtown Janesville Inc.

About Downtown Janesville, Inc.

DJI is a non-profit organization whose goal is to activate downtown Janesville, WI. Made up of civic and community leaders and downtown business people, DJI is dedicated to the continued growth and development of Janesville’s historic downtown.

This volunteer-led organization sponsors several events during the year including Flannelfest, Downtown Janesville Wine Walk, Music at the Marv, Downtown Trick or Treat, and Nights on Festival, and partners with local organizations for Janesville Jolly Jingle, Art Infusion, and other downtown events. 

DJI leads seasonal plantings and beautification projects throughout the downtown. We actively market the downtown both locally and throughout southern Wisconsin and northern Illinois to encourage visitors to discover our shops, restaurants, bars, entertainment venues, riverfront, and murals.

If you wish to donate to our cause, you may do so here. We appreciate your support and generosity!

View our 2023 Annual Report

Board of Directors

Our Executive Committee is:

  • Dan Cunningham, Past President
  • Joan Neeno, President
  • Connor Fox, Vice President
  • Joshua Pickering, Co-Secretary
  • Steven Genin, Co-Treasurer
  • Britten Langfoss, Ex-Officio

Our board includes representation from the downtown business community, BID, City of Janesville, Forward Janesville and the Janesville Area Visitors & Convention Bureau:

  • Betsy Pelsue, Co-Secretary
  • Emily Arthur
  • Ann Roe
  • John Fugate
  • Chris Zillman
  • Bekki Kennedy
  • Dave Marshick
  • Christine Rebout
  • Jess VanHorn
  • Rachel Teubert
  • Courtney Perakis

Members at Large:

  • Paul Benson, Janesville City Council
  • Christine Rebout, JACVB
  • Ryan McCue, City of Janesville

DJI Managing Director:

  • Elaina Szyjewski

Contact DJI

Downtown Janesville, Inc.
P.O. Box 8081
Janesville, WI 53547

Planning Your Visit

Use these links to plan your next visit to Downtown Janesville.

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Destination Downtown Janesville is a joint project of Downtown Janesville, Inc., a volunteer-run non-profit dedicated to the activation and beautification of downtown; the Downtown Janesville Business Improvement District (BID), a public-private partnership that supports downtown economic vitality, and ARISE Now, a public-private partnership that strengthens the implementation of the City’s ARISE plan.


Downtown Janesville, Inc.
P.O. Box 8081
Janesville, WI 53547

Learn more about DJI

Downtown Janesville BID
20 S. Main St. Suite 11
Janesville, WI 53545

Learn more about BID