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Downtown Phoenix Partnership

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 – also known as the Downtown Core. This area represents Arizona’s business, entertainment and dining hub.

The boundaries for the Downtown Core are 7th Street on the east to 3rd Avenue on the west, Fillmore Street to the north, and the Union Pacific tracks (south of Jackson Street) to the south. There are additional properties outside the Core that receive Partnership services through membership with Phoenix Community Alliance.

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 through the provision of direct services, marketing and economic development.

Specific services provided by the Downtown Phoenix Partnership include:

●     Security, Hospitality & Homeless Outreach – Downtown Phoenix Ambassadors

●     Clean & Green Team

●     Transportation & Parking Coordination

●     Marketing, Advertising & Communications

●     Branding

●     Public Relations

●     Event Programming & 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.

2020 Proposed Budget 

Download the Downtown Map & Directory 2019-2020

Download the 2018 Annual Report

Board of Directors:

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

Ron Butler – Chair
Arizona Managing Partner
Ernst & Young, LLP

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

Nickie Casciaro – Secretary
NC Bookkeeping Service

John Chan
Phoenix Convention Center

Dr. Maria Chavira
Diocese of Phoenix

Milton Dohoney, Jr.
Assistant City Manager
City of Phoenix

Mike Ehmann
Sheraton Grand Phoenix

Bill Gates – Advisory
Supervisor, District 3
Maricopa County Board of Supervisors

Monica Greeman
General Manager
RED Development

Chevy Humphrey – Treasurer
President & CEO
Arizona Science Center

R. Neil Irwin – Chair Emeritus
Bryan Cave, LLP

Deanna Jonovich
Deputy City Manager
City of Phoenix

Charlie Levy
Managing Partner
Stateside Presents

Paige Lund – Vice Chair
General Manager
Renaissance Phoenix Downtown

Ralph Marchetta
General Manager
Talking Stick Resort Arena

Mike Medici – Advisory
President & Managing Partner

Jeff Moloznik
Vice President, Development
RED Development

Dennis Orender
Central City Precinct Commander
Phoenix Police Department

Allison Otu
Senior Director, Marketing and Communications
University of Arizona Health Sciences

Devney Preuss
President and CEO
Downtown Phoenix Inc.

Joy Rich
County Manager
Maricopa County

Graham Rossini
Vice President, Special Projects & Fan Experience
Arizona Diamondbacks

Ray Schey
Phoenix Business Journal

Billy Shields
Managing Partner
Shields Consulting/Public Policy Partners

AJ Sulka
President & Managing Partner
Majerle’s Sports Grill

Jim Ward
President & CEO
Phoenix Symphony