North Fremont Business District Board of Directors Elected for 2023

New Board Members Elected for the North Fremont Business District of Monterey for 2023


November, 2022. Monterey, CA –   The North Fremont Business District of Monterey ( recently elected its new Board of Directors for 2023 which includes Kelly Violini, President  (CEO, Monterey County Fair & Event Center), Mary Alice Cerrito Fettis, Vice President (Property Owner), Samir Patel, Secretary (Blu Pacific Hotel), and Leslie Svetich, Treasurer (Monterey Lanes). Additional Board members for 1-year terms include Mike Marotta, Jr. (DeAnza Inn), Juan Navarro (3 Mundos Sandwich Shop) and Daisy Seo (Travelodge of Wyndham Monterey Bay).


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.

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

The North Fremont Bike and Pedestrian Access and Safety Improvements Project is helping to 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. There are plans to extend the bicycle lanes further to Canyon Del Rey and beyond in the future.

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

Improvements to the intersections included 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 also include Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant curb ramps and Audible Pedestrian Signals.


The North Fremont Business District of Monterey’s is a volunteer-driven organization representing all the businesses along North Fremont Street with the mission of preserving, revitalizing, and promoting the Business District, through broad based community support and serving the needs of the local neighborhoods.  The North Fremont Business District of Monterey works to create a physically attractive, thriving center for working, shopping and living and an environment to enhance the economic vitality and quality of life for the community.


The District’s "VIP Discount Card” program features many special offers from merchants along and near North Fremont in Monterey. The "VIP Discount Card" is downloadable from the website,, as well as four pages of printable coupons that encompass 25 special offers from many of the area's hotels, restaurants, retail stores and business services. The coupons and "VIP Discount Card" card and coupons can be printed out or shown on a mobile device to the staff at the participating North Fremont Business District locations.   Sign up on the website


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