Meet Our Board of Directors
Dedicated to Improving Downtown El Cajon
Here is a little bit about us as the Board of Directors at Downtown El Cajon Business Partners. We are all committed to improving the downtown experience, as well as enhancing the value for businesses and patrons alike
Our organization is working hard to draw more businesses and investors into our downtown area, and we are always looking for innovative ways to involve investors, local business owners, and our community so everyone can enjoy. You can contact our local office to find out more about us. You can also find out how you can get involved in the Downtown El Cajon area.
Visit the rest of our site to get more information about our events, including the Cajon Classic Cruise, Dinner and A Concert Series, America on Main, the Mother Goose Parade and more.
With more than 40 years in development, Daryl boasts his greatest achievement are in development of youth programs in the community. Daryl and his wife can regularly be found at a local high school football game or sponsoring aspiring students in agriculture.
After the Marrujo family combined their efforts into creating the hugely successful Downtown Cafe and Por Favor restaurants, Gabe focused his efforts on helping other family run businesses thrive in the community. Gabe can regularly be found advocating the success of the up and coming small businesses in Downtown El Cajon.
El Cajon City Representative
Graham Mitchell has enjoyed over twenty years working for local governments in California. He worked in Monterey Park and Moorpark, where he started his career working in the fields of economic development and redevelopment. In 2003, he was appointed as the city manager of Farmersville and in 2003 was appointed as Lemon Grove’s city manager. After twelve transformative years in Lemon Grove, Graham worked as the assistant city manager and city manager for Escondido beginning in 2015. In 2017, Graham joined the City of El Cajon’s team as its assistant city manager and was appointed as its city manager in 2018.
Graham has overseen the redevelopment of several downtowns, ushered in mixed-use development projects, and is viewed as an innovative and entrepreneurial leader.
Graham holds a B.A. in International Relations from Brigham Young University and a MPA from the University of Southern California.
Cathy is a founding member that turned the Downtown El Cajon Business Partners back on it’s feet. Cathy leads the team that puts on San Diego’s hottest summer concert event: The Dinner and A Concert series.
After growing up in the car business, Mark represents the changing needs of the community. Mark regularly works as a member of the local Lion’s Club to champion the progress of both youth and senior programs.
San Diego County Representative
Debbie joins The Board as an expert in real estate and development within the county. Her years of local government improvements provide great insight to the growing needs of Downtown El Cajon.
Rick Sweeney has owned and operated Omni Graphics since 1982 and brought his business to downtown El Cajon eight years ago. Rick is an alumnus of SDSU Graphic Communications Department and specializes in community graphic enhancements.
Lee has been providing Downtown El Cajon businesses flexible office space solutions, revenue maximization and integrative networking techniques for more than 20 years.
Victor has provided real estate lending to El Cajon’s developers and residents for more than 45 years. As a local oriented towards family success, Victor adds a particular fatherly figure to the efforts of Downtown El Cajon.