Association of Commerce

The Velva Association of Commerce (VAC) is a community organization that promote activities and fund many improvements around the city.  The fifty plus members (both personal and businesses) pay annual dues based upon number of employees. With these membership dues, grants, and additional fund raising throughout the year, the VAC is able to elevate a sense of community and pride.  A list some of the VAC ongoing endevors:

  • Wine Walk
  • July 4th Parade
  • Fireworks on the 4th
  • WeeWinter Wimsey
  • Flowers on Main
  • Velva Bucks
  • Blue and Gold Days
  • Ribbon cutting ceremony for new businesses
  • Farmers Market 

To join this progressive organization contact Heather Tudor, secretary or Mary Liz Davis, treasurer 701-720-3761.  Lunch meetings are held 2nd and 4th Monday of the month at noon.  Locations vary.  



Calling all Hotdish Fanatics and Community Supporters!

Did you notice the flamingos hanging around Velva this Spring? The Velva Community Improvement Committee (a sub-division of VAC) is at it again and hosting a Hotdish Festival for our next 2019 fundraiser. This fundraiser is new to our community but sure to be a hit! We are looking for businesses or individuals that are willing to show off their ultimate hotdish recipe on Saturday, October 5th. Hotdish entry is free, but entrants will be asked to provide their own recipe ingredients. Entrants will be given an 8ft table and chairs and necessary extension cords.

Entrant Expectations:

  • Booth Set-up (entrants are encouraged to decorate their booth space) and ready to go by 10am
  • Provide 1 – 18 quart roaster of hotdish
  • Provide their own 4oz server (for scooping and serving their hotdish)


Will you consider being a part of the newest event in Velva? To sign up, please complete the attached registration form and return to LaDonna Finnicum no later than September 20th. Forms can be dropped off at People’s State Bank or emailed to Hotdish recipe entries are on a first come first serve basis. Check out our Facebook page for more information.

Velva Community Improvement Committee


Kristen Bechtold

Elizabeth Colby

Ladonna Finnicum

Kristi Hoff

Kim Hollenbeck

Geneil Vedaa

Jenica Stone