About the City of Covina
Established on a 2,000 acre tract that was purchased in 1882 by j.s. phillips, the City of covina was given its name by a young engineer named Frederick Eaton.
Struck by the manner in which the valleys of the adjacent San Gabriel mountains seemed to form a natural cove around the lush vineyards that had been planted by the region's earliest settlers, Eaton combined the words cove and vine, and coined the name Covina for the new township.
Covina was once at the center of the Southern California Citrus Belt, and for more then 50 years the cultivation of oranges and lemons was the city's economic mainstay. Citrus Avenue derives it's name from the large groves of oranges that once covered the area.
To find out more about the city of Covina and its place in the San Gabriel Valley, visit the Covina Museum in the old jail house adjacent to City Hall.
About the CDMA
The CDMA is a non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of the historical shopping district in downtown covina
The Covina Downtown Merchants Association (CDMA) is made up of local business owners and long-time Covina residents who are dedicated to the promotion and preservation of the Downtown Covina area. We offer certain benefits to business owners in Covina, as well as hosting our yearly events like the St. Paddy's Day Rooftop Festival, the Covina Charities Wine Walk, and the Thunderfest Car Show & Music Festival.
Thinking about moving your business to Covina and interested in becoming a member? Contact us for more information and a board member will get back to you within 1 business day.