About the OMBA

The Old Monterey Business Association (OMBA) is a nonprofit organization committed to enhancing and promoting the economic vitality and community spirit of Old Monterey. A certified member of the National Main Street program since 1992, the OMBA produces a local dining guide, monthly Commercial Space listings, and a Path of History brochure that guides both locals and visitors through a celebration of Monterey's exciting past.

We strive to enhance and promote the economic vitality and community spirit of Old Monterey, as well as maintaining the Downtown as a unique retail, entertainment, and commercial center for both residents and visitors of Old Monterey.

OMBA Board of Directors

Michele Pearce, Monterey Marriott
Vice President
Lauren Cohen, MY Museum
Barbara Burke, Middlebury Institute of International Studies
City Liaison
Christy Sabdo, City of Monterey

Members at Large

Jerry Anderson, Ventana Asset Management Sahin Gunsel, U.S. Bank
John Culcasi, Rosine's Restaurant Carolyn B. Harris, Attorney at Law
Ryan Lama, East Village Cafe Ryan McCormick, Neighborhood Representative
Brittani Reid-Bristol, Nacho Bizness LisAnne Sawhney, The Whisky Club
Ed Smith, City Council Melissa Thoeny, Springboard
Franco Vasquez, Portola Hotel & Spa

OMBA Staff

Executive Director
Peter Cofresi
[email protected]
Ph: 831-655-8070

Program & Events Coordinator
Erika Atkins
[email protected]
Ph: 831-655-8070

Old Monterey Marketplace & Farmers Market Coordinator
Ray Headley
[email protected]
Ph: 831-655-2607

98 Del Monte Avenue, Suite 201
Monterey, CA 93940

Membership Meetings

The OMBA Board of Directors Meetings are held the second Wednesday of each month from 3:30pm to 4:30pm at the OMBA office.