New Board Members Elected for the North Fremont Business District of Monterey for 2019


October 2018. Monterey, CA –   The North Fremont Business District of Monterey ( recently elected its new Board of Directors for 2019 which includes Leslie Svetich, President (Monterey Lanes), Kelly Violini, Vice President (Monterey County Fair & Event Center), Samir Patel, Secretary (Comfort Inn Monterey Bay), and Mary Alice Cerrito Fettis, Treasurer (property owner). Additional Board members include Mike Marotta, Jr. (Owner of the DeAnza Inn), fulfilling 2nd year of a 2-year term, Ashish Patel, owner of the Pacific Inn and El Castell Motel, for a 1-year term, Mohammad Ali Norouzi, Owner of the Monterey Cookhouse, for a 1-year term, Michele Casey, Program/Store Manager, Second Chance Thrift Store, for a 1-year term, and Val Wolfe, General Manager, Quik Stop, for a 1-year term.

The North Fremont Business District of Monterey is conveniently located along North Fremont Street in the “sun belt” area of the City of Monterey. The district is a mile-long corridor just off Highway 1 along Fremont Street to Canyon Del Rey, close to the Monterey Regional Airport and Highway 68. With over 85 great shops, restaurants, hotels/motels, businesses and ample parking, North Fremont has long been a popular place to “Dine, Shop, Play, Stay and Take Care of Business”, located just a block from the world-renowned Monterey County Fair & Event Center. It is surrounded by several residential areas including the Casanova/Oak Knoll Neighborhood and Del Monte Grove/Laguna Grande Neighborhood.

The North Fremont Business District of Monterey is a volunteer driven organization, with the mission of preserving, revitalizing, and promoting The North Fremont Business District, through broad based community support and serving the needs of the local neighborhoods.

About the North Fremont Bike and Pedestrian Access and Safety Improvements Project

The North Fremont Bike and Pedestrian Access and Safety Improvements Project will transform North Fremont into a true multi-modal corridor, providing safe access to bicyclists and pedestrians on a vital link between residential, commercial, educational, and community facilities, and will also provide benefits to disadvantaged communities.

This project includes the construction of Class IV protected bicycle lanes adjacent to the medians of North Fremont, and will include bicycle signals and bike protected intersections at Casa Verde, Airport/Dela Vina, Ramona, and Casanova.

Improvements to the intersections include: curb extensions to reduce pedestrian crossing length, increase pedestrian visibility, and provide protected areas for bicyclists entering and exiting the Class IV bike lanes. The curb extensions will also include Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant curb ramps and Audible Pedestrian Signals.

Project construction begins at 7:00 am and ends on weekdays at 3:30 pm. There is no construction on the weekends. The community is urged to support the businesses on North Fremont as it undergoes all of these improvements.

For more information, please visit the website at or contact Wendy Brickman at (831) 633-4444.