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Annual Meeting, presented by COPT

September 29 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

$175 – $230
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SAVE THE DATE: Downtown Partnership of Baltimore’s Annual Meeting, presented by COPT returns on Thursday, September 29 from 5–8 PM.

Join DPOB President, Shelonda Stokes, Mayor Brandon M. Scott, and a variety of dignitaries and Downtown advocates at The Center Club (100 Light Street), for Baltimore’s most exciting networking event of the year.

To honor individuals and businesses who have proven their commitment to our neighborhood, we’ll spend a portion of the evening announcing the 2022 Downtown Baltimore Award Winners. In addition to the award ceremony, the night promises great networking, an open bar, local fare, and a variety of programming highlighting local talent and attractions.



Annual Meeting Downtown Partnership Highlights 2022 and 2021

2022 Downtown Baltimore Award Winners


Lord Baltimore Hotel

The Lord Baltimore Hotel, headed by General Manage Onahlea Shimunek, has been chosen to receive the 2022 Downtown Innovation Award in recognition of its transformative approach to business that has helped them weather the lasting impacts of the covid 19 pandemic, saved local jobs, and created transformative public and private partnerships. This historic hotel is more than a
place to rest your head, it’s become a beacon for community in Downtown.


LIVEbe (2 Hopkins Plaza)

LIVEbe has been chosen to receive the 2022 Downtown Baltimore Clean & Green Award in recognition of its efforts to go above and beyond in the maintenance of 2 Hopkins Plaza. The company’s commitment to making Downtown Baltimore cleaner and safer makes a noticeable difference in the streetscape surrounding the property, with new trees, improved sidewalks, and the addition of public art.



Lexington Market

The team behind the transformation of the Lexington Market is the 2022 Downtown President’s Award Winner. Lexington Market Corporation has led the charge with the development of the new shed while honoring the traditions of the incomparable and historic Lexington Market. Their selection of Seawall to lead development catapulted the project as they have been a committed and driving partner, helping to deliver the world-class market we know Lexington Market can be. The team’s commitment to community outreach and equitable retail attraction, led by Pickett Slater Harrington, is on its way to opening this fall with more than 50% minority-owned and women-owned businesses, representing Baltimore City in a way that we can all be truly proud of.


Ed Brake, Ellin & Tucker

The 2022 Revitalization Award highlights a stakeholder that is heavily contributing to the future success of Downtown Baltimore. The commitment that Ellin & Tucker have shown Downtown Baltimore for over 75 years is still going strong. CEO Ed Brake and his team believe in investing outside of their four walls, and in just the past year have invested in safety improvements in and around 400 E. Pratt Street block and been a fierce supporter of events and promotions, including the Baltimore by Baltimore series.


Dr. Kyla Liggett-Creel, UMB School of Social Work

Dr. Kyla Liggett-Creel from the University of Maryland, Baltimore School of Social Work is the 2022 Downtown Leadership Awardee, in recognition of her grassroots efforts in the areas of social and economic matters.


Annual Meeting Downtown Partnership Highlights 2022 and 2021

Thank you, Sponsors!

Presenting Sponsor: Corporate Office Properties Trust

Bar Sponsor: Baker Donelson

Leadership Sponsors: Orange Barrel Media and University of Maryland, Baltimore

Community Sponsors: CBRE , Ellin & TuckerMiles & Stockbridge, Orioles, Stewart Title, T. Rowe Price, Vicinity EnergyWhiting-Turner

Friend Sponsors: Associated Catholic Charities, Brown Capital Management, Burdette, Koehler, Murphy & Associates, Inc., First National Bank, Floura Teeter, Gross Mendelsohn,  Plano Coudon