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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 Seventh Street on the east to Third 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 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 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.

2018 Adopted Budget 

Download the Downtown Map & Directory 2017-2018

Download the 2017 Annual Report

Board of Directors:

Brett Barendrick
Senior Property Manager
Arizona Center

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

Brad Burt
Commander, Central City Precinct
City of Phoenix

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

Dr. Maria Chavira
Diocese of Phoenix

Milton Dohoney
Assistant City Manager
City of Phoenix

Mike Ehmann
Downtown Phoenix Sheraton

Kate Gallego – Advisory
Councilwoman, District 8
City of Phoenix

Bill Gates
Supervisor, District 3
Maricopa County Board of Supervisors

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

David Krietor
President and CEO
Downtown Phoenix Inc.

Charlie Levy
Managing Partner
Stateside Presents

Paige Lund
General Manager
Renaissance Phoenix Downtown

Joy Rich
County Manager
Maricopa County

Ralph Marchetta
General Manager
US Airways Center

Mike Medici – Advisory
President & Managing Partner

Jeff Moloznik
Vice President of Development
RED Development

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
The Phoenix Symphony

Penny Ladell Willrich
Interim Dean
Arizona Summit Law School


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