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.

Cronkite News and the Cronkite Public Insight Network Bureau want to understand how the downtown Phoenix community sees itself. Through an online survey, they’re asking downtown stakeholders what they would like to see happen in our city. They’re asking how city leaders, business owners, community leaders, residents, and the media can best discuss the issues that concern everyone the most. So if you have a connection to downtown Phoenix, feel free to share your thoughts here. The information you provide won’t be published without your permission, and a journalist from Cronkite News or the Public Insight Network may follow up with you.

DPI Update

The original Downtown Phoenix Inc.(DPI) mission to administratively integrate the operations of the Downtown Phoenix Partnership (DPP), Downtown Community Development Corporation, and Phoenix Community Alliance (PCA) was completed in January. While there is still work to do to integrate elements of our collective work programs, DPI is now the administrative umbrella for all of the organizations, and our small, tight-knit cadre of staff and consultants are pulling the pieces together and building synergy for the future.

Adrienne Gill

Former Tutor Perini executive Adrienne Gill has moved into the position of Executive Director for PCA to broaden and deepen our business membership base. Dorina Bustamante who has been working with DPI on business and community connectivity will assist Adrienne. In addition, Samantha Jackson who has been supervising our Ambassador program moved into the senior operations position with DPP. In addition to her work with us, some of you may know Samantha from her management role with the Downtown Phoenix Public Market.

Now let’s take a look at recent news about downtown’s past, present, and future…




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