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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.

2018 Adopted Budget 

2019 Proposed Budget

Download the Downtown Map & Directory 2018-2019

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

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

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

Nickie Casciaro – Secretary
Proprietor
NC Bookkeeping Service

John Chan
Director
Phoenix Convention Center

Dr. Maria Chavira
Chancellor
Diocese of Phoenix

Milton Dohoney, Jr.
Assistant City Manager
City of Phoenix

Mike Ehmann
Manager
Sheraton Grand Phoenix

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

Chevy Humphrey – Treasurer
President & CEO
Arizona Science Center

R. Neil Irwin – Chair Emeritus
Partner
Bryan Cave, LLP

Todd Kindberg – Vice Chair
Director, Asset Management
National Real Estate Advisors

Deanna Jonovich
Deputy City Manager
City of Phoenix

David Krietor
President & CEO
Downtown Phoenix Inc.

Charlie Levy
Managing Partner
Stateside Presents

Paige Lund
General Manager
Renaissance Phoenix Downtown

Ralph Marchetta
General Manager
Talking Stick Resort Arena

Mike Medici – Advisory
President & Managing Partner
SmithGroupJJR

Jeff Moloznik
Vice President, Development
RED Development

Joy Rich
County Manager
Maricopa County

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

Ray Schey
Publisher
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

Rick Jackson
Associate Dean, Admissions
Arizona Summit Law School