From planting trees and supporting the arts to hosting events and telling the stories affecting our city, our team is committed to making Downtown Phoenix a place you love.

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.

Partnership Services:

●     Hospitality + Homeless Outreach (Ambassadors)

●     Streetscape + Urban Design (Clean + Green Team)

●     Transportation + 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, which chose 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.

Partnership Reports

Board of Directors

Jeffrey Barton
Deputy City Manager
City of Phoenix

Ron Butler (Chair)
Arizona Managing Partner
Ernst & Young, LLP

Nickie Casciaro (Secretary)
Proprietor
NC Bookkeeping Service & Downtown Phoenix Resident

John Chan
Director of the Phoenix Convention Center
City of Phoenix

Maria Chavira
Chancellor
Roman Catholic Diocese of Phoenix

Stacy Derstine
Vice President, External Affairs
Arizona Public Service Company (APS)

Mike Ehmann (Treasurer)
Manager
Sheraton Grand Phoenix

Tara Ereth
Regional Manager, Arizona
Parallel Capital Partners

Brian Freudenthal
Central City Precinct Commander
Phoenix Police Department

Bill Gates
Supervisor, District 3
Maricopa County Board of Supervisors

Monica Greenman
General Manager
Transwestern

R. Neil Irwin (Chair Emeritus)
Partner
Bryan Cave, LLP

Dave Krietor
Executive Director
Phoenix Biomedical Campus

Ralph Marchetta
General Manager
Talking Stick Resort Arena

Mike Medici (Advisory)
Managing Partner/President
Smith Group Architects

Jeff Moloznik
Vice President of Development
RED Development

Allison Otu
Senior Director of Marketing & Communications
UA College of Medicine – Phoenix

Amilyn Pierce
Vice President of Government Affairs
Arizona Diamondbacks

Devney Preuss
President & CEO
Downtown Phoenix Inc.

Joy Rich
County Manager
Maricopa County

Ray Schey
Publisher
Phoenix Business Journal

Billy Shields
Managing Partner
Shields Consulting

Debra Stark
Councilmember, District 3
City of Phoenix

AJ Sulka
President & Managing Partner
Majerle’s Sports Grill

Suzanne Wilson
President & CEO
The Phoenix Symphony