Downtown Phoenix Partnership

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The Downtown Phoenix Partnership Inc. (DPP) is a 501c3 nonprofit organization funded by an assessment on all property owners within the 90-square-block area of the Downtown Phoenix Business Improvement District – the hub of activity for one of the most dynamic downtowns in the country. The boundaries for this district are Seventh Street on the east to Third Avenue on the west, and Fillmore Street on the north to the Union Pacific tracks (south of Jackson Street) on the south. There are additional properties outside of this District that receive Partnership services through fee-for-service contracts.

Formed in 1990, the Partnership exists to strengthen Downtown Phoenix development and to encourage an environment of activity, energy and vitality. To accomplish this, the Partnership provides a variety of enhanced services to this core area through the provision of direct services, marketing, and economic development.

Specific services provided by the Downtown Phoenix Partnership include:

●     Security/Hospitality (Downtown Phoenix Ambassadors)

●     Streetscape Team and Urban Design

●     Transportation and Parking Coordination

●     Marketing/Advertising

●     Branding

●     Public Relations

●     Event Facilitation

●     Economic Development

●     Community Development

●     Public Policy Facilitation

The Partnership was created under Arizona State Statute 48-575 as an Enhanced Municipal Services District, commonly referred to as a Business Improvement District. Assessments are controlled by the City of Phoenix, who has chosen to contract with the Downtown Phoenix Partnership for the provision of these services. DPP is guided by a volunteer board of directors representing a cross-section of downtown stakeholders, including property owners, tenants, merchants, cultural and nonprofit organizations, city and county management, and elected officials.

Board of Directors:

Jeff Alexander
Central City Precinct Commander
Phoenix Police Department

Ann Becker
Vice President, Environmental & Chief Sustainability Officer
APS Pinnacle West

Paul Blue
Deputy City Manager
City of Phoenix

Richard Bowers
Herberger Theater

Ron Butler — Chairman
Arizona Managing Partner
Ernst & Young, LLP

Chris Callahan
Dean and University Vice Provost
Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, ASU Downtown Campus

Nickie Casciaro
NC Bookkeeping Service

John Chan
Phoenix Convention Center

Steve Chucri — Advisory
Supervisor, District 2
Maricopa County Board of Supervisors

Jerry Colangelo — Chairman Emeritus
Principal Partner
JDM Partners

Mike Ehmann
Downtown Phoenix Sheraton

Stuart Flynn
College of Medicine, University of Arizona Phoenix Campus

Kate Gallego — Advisory
Councilwoman, District 8
City of Phoenix

Tom Harris
Executive Vice President & CFO
Arizona Diamondbacks

Chevy Humphrey — Treasurer
President & CEO
Arizona Science Center

Neil Irwin — Chairman Emeritus
Bryan Cave, LLP

Todd Kindberg — Vice Chairman
Portfolio & Asset Management Director
National Real Estate Advisors

Charlie Levy
Managing Partner
Stateside Presents

Paige Lund
General Manager
Renaissance Phoenix Downtown

Tom Manos
County Manager
Maricopa County

Ralph Marchetta
General Manager
US Airways Center

Shirley Mays
Arizona Summit Law School

Mike Medici — Advisory
President & Managing Partner

John Misner
President & General Manager
12 News/KPNX-TV

Jeff Moloznik
Vice President of Development
RED Development

Ray Schey
Phoenix Business Journal

Billy Shields
Managing Partner
Shields Consulting

AJ Sulka
President & Managing Partner
Majerle’s Sports Grill

ErLinda Tórres — Advisory
President & CEO
Arizona Latino Arts & Cultural Center (ALAC)

Jim Ward
President & CEO
The Phoenix Symphony


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