David Krietor has served as CEO of the newly-formed Downtown Phoenix, Inc. (“DPI”) since April 8, 2013. In that time, he has begun work with community stakeholders to develop the downtown we want. “Your Downtown” shares his thoughts and DPI’s progress with the downtown community and beyond. Read the other chats here.

The winter holidays can be joyous and yet stressful at times. As we ease into the first week of 2015, here are some things you may have missed amidst the celebrations.

Things To Do

Places To See
Developments To Ponder
Things To Help Resolve

In Closing

Under Things To Do, I could have listed “propose to your fiancee and rappel down a 27 floor office tower,” but then you would have rolled your eyes and thought, “when’s THAT ever going to happen?” But remarkably it did on Saturday, December 13 when Jason Rowley, Phoenix Suns president and DPI board member, proposed to his now fiancee Kristin and helped raise funds at the Special Olympics “Over the Edge” challenge at CityScape. Congratulations Jason and Kristin!

And in this season of reflection and memories, I note the passing of our former Mayor, John Driggs. All mayors are boosters of their cities, but Mayor Driggs holds a special place in the hearts of many for his tireless efforts (and cajoling) to save our historic treasures, protect our open spaces, and advocate for numerous other important causes. What a wonderful public servant and a personal friend and mentor.