Public stewardship of a historic resource.

The Market Building Foundation, Inc. is a public non-profit entity created and incorporated to ensure the preservation of the historic and architectural character of the community through the rehabilitation, management and maintenance of the City Market Building. The Foundation members represent a broad cross section of organizations and entities engaged in fostering the development of Downtown Roanoke including the retail sector, the financial community, the City of Roanoke, Downtown Roanoke, Inc., and the Roanoke Regional Chamber of Commerce.

The board members of the Market Building Foundation, Inc. are responsible for the oversight and governance of the renovated facility, and for the management, leasing and operational performance of the City Market Building. The Foundation members bring innovative and creative management skills to the management of the building while ensuring the building remains the centerpiece of Downtown Roanoke’s vitality.

The Market Building Foundation meets on the fourth Wednesday of every month at 8am on the third floor of the City Market Building.

The 2023 Schedule of Board of Directors Meetings is below:

The August meeting of the Board of Directors has been moved to 8/30/2023.
October 25, 2023
December 6, 2023

Market Building Foundation Executive Director
• Elliot Broyles – Email

Market Building Foundation Board Members
• Josephine Arbaugh, Board Chair
• Lois James, Vice-Chair
• Price Gutshall, Past Chair
• Melissa Mays, Director/Treasurer
• Tony Pearman, Director
• Brent Robertson, Director
• H. Lawrence Davidson, Director/Secretary