Public stewardship of a historic resource.

The Market Building Foundation, Inc., a public non-profit entity, was established to safeguard the historic and architectural integrity of the community by overseeing the restoration, management, and upkeep of the City Market Building. Representing a diverse array of organizations dedicated to Downtown Roanoke’s growth—including retail, finance, the City of Roanoke, Downtown Roanoke, Inc., and the Roanoke Regional Chamber of Commerce—Foundation members are committed to fostering the area’s development.

With responsibility for the oversight and governance of the renovated facility, as well as the management, leasing, and operational excellence of the City Market Building, the board members of the Market Building Foundation, Inc. bring forth innovative and creative strategies while ensuring the building remains at the heart of Downtown Roanoke’s vibrancy.

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

The 2024 Schedule of Board of Directors Meetings is below:

February 28
April 24
June 26
August 28
October 23
December 4

Market Building Foundation Executive Director
• Elliot Broyles – Email

Market Building Foundation Board Members
• Lois James, Board Chair
• Josephine Arbaugh, Vice-Chair
• Price Gutshall, Director/Secretary
• Melissa Mays, Director/Treasurer
• Brian Mann, Director
• Catherine Fox, Director
• Eric Sichau, Director