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September 21, 2021
What We Do

Building A Better Baltimore

The Downtown Partnership of Baltimore is your connection to everything that’s happening in Maryland’s largest business center, cultural district, and fastest-growing neighborhoods.

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Our Focus

Continually working to ensure that the Downtown experience is safe, hospitable, and memorable.

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Let's Celebrate the Wins

Over the past year, we doubled down on services to help our members, residents, stakeholders and community partners find new ways of doing business, having fun, staying safe, and connecting amid an unprecedented global pandemic.

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Making Baltimore great for over 35 years

Notable Projects and Initiatives

Together with Visit Baltimore, we produce Baltimore Restaurant Week. Without Downtown Partnership there would be no First Thursday’s Concerts, Charm City Circulator, or annual Monument Lighting in Mt. Vernon. We are also big proponents of the arts, supporting public art installations throughout Downtown, managing the Bromo Arts & Entertainment District, and working with property owners and local organizations to find new homes for arts and entertainment venues in Downtown Baltimore.

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Key Initiative

Baltimore Restaurant Week

Baltimore Restaurant Week is the region’s oldest and largest restaurant week promotion, featuring approximately 100 of the best dining establishments in central Maryland.

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Key Initiative

Downtown BOOST Program

This grant and professional development program aims to build a more equitable Downtown, one Black-owned business at a time.

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Key Initiative

Bromo Arts and Entertainment District

Downtown Partnership and Baltimore City partnered to create the Bromo Arts & Entertainment District in 2012 as an economic development initiative to realize the area’s potential as a thriving downtown arts neighborhood.

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Key Initiative

Charm City Circulator

We helped launch the Charm City Circulator (CCC), a fleet of 24 free shuttles that travel four routes in the central business district of Baltimore City, as a means of reducing congestion and greenhouse gas emissions Downtown.

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We are All DPOB

Meet Our Board of Directors

Mark Wasserman *

Chair University of Maryland Medical System

Jeff Clary*

Vice Chair Grander Capital Partners LLC

Zed Smith*

Vice Chair The Cordish Company

Mark Pollak*

Secretary Ballard Spahr LLP

Carrie Schreiber*

Treasurer Truist Financial

David Gillece*

Emeritus Status Cushman & Wakefield of Maryland, Inc.

Lou Kousouris, III *

Artemis Properties, Inc.

Trip Deeley

Stifel Financial Corp.

Joseph Hovermill

Miles & Stockbridge P.C.

Ed Brake*

Ellin & Tucker

Delali Dzirasa

Fearless Solutions, Inc.

Colin Tarbert

Baltimore Development Corporation

Christine Aspell


Gary Eidelman

Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr, LLP

James Mathias

DLA Piper

Sanket Patel

Front Street Development

Tim Polanowski*

Bay City Management Company, LLC

Al Hutchinson

Visit Baltimore

John McCardell


Michael McGowan

Heath Design Group, Inc.

Michael Frenz

Maryland Stadium Authority

Juan Webster

Sagamore Pendry Baltimore

Trif Alatzas

The Baltimore Sun

Bill Struever

Cross Street Partners, LLC

Mark Caplan*

The Time Group

Bob Waldman

Venable LLP

Barry Herman

Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP

Tom Sadowski

University System of Maryland

William Carlson

Shapiro Sher

Terri Freeman

Reginald F. Lewis Museum

Bruce Jarrell

University of Maryland Baltimore

David Shuster

Kramon & Graham, P.A.

John Hermann

Corporate Office Properties Trust (COPT)

Mac Tisdale

F.N.B. Corporation

James Edwards

Baker Donelson

Ben Greenwald

Arrow Parking

Charlie Hatter

Monument Sotheby’s International Realty Prime Building Advantage

Jonathan Flesher

Beatty Development Group, LLC

Ron Legler

France-Merrick Performing Arts Center Broadway Across America

Ally Amerson*

University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law

Mark Keener

Gallagher Evelius & Jones LLP

Eric Reed*

Verizon Communications

Daniel Kenney

CohnReznick LLP

Carla Murphy

Duane Morris LLP

Onahlea Shimunek*

Lord Baltimore Hotel

Sister Helen Amos*

Mercy Medical Center

Antonio Hayes

Maryland State Senator - District 40

Phylis Seman

CBRE Group, Inc.

Dr. Alvin Hathaway, Sr.

Union Baptist Church

Ferrier Stillman*

Tydings & Rosenberg, LLP

Jackie Copeland

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Consultant for Museums and Cultural Organizations

Elizabeth McKennon

McKennon Shelton & Henn LLP

Michele Whelley

Economic Alliance of Greater Baltimore

Terri Harrington*

Mackenzie Commercial Real Estate Services, LLC

Judith Dixon

Wells Fargo Bank

Alexa Milanytch*

Chase Brexton Health Care

Jennifer Driban

National Aquarium

Chuck Tildon

University of Maryland Medical System

Ryan Hemminger

Fearless Solutions, LLC.

Michele Hurley


Brooke Lierman

Member, House of Delegates – District 46 Maryland General Assembly

Brian Walter

M&T Bank

Rocky Procopio, Jr.

Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC

Joe Crumbling*

T. Rowe Price
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Upcoming Events

Group yoga class in grassy section of Center Plaza in Downtown Baltimore.
Fitness Park Lunchtime Yoga in Center Plaza

Natalie Nelson (Namaste with Natalie) leads this free, lunchtime yoga class. Running Wednesday's May 5 - September 29. Bring a mat, a mask, and water. All skill levels are welcome!

September 22 @ 12:00 pm More Info
Queen D, Instructor of the BodyWERK fitness series, stands on stage leading workout class.
Fitness Park BodyWERK Fitness with Queen D

This fun, high-energy fitness class is hosted by Queen D (Denere Hilton) every Wednesday in Center Plaza.

September 22 @ 6:15 pm More Info
Couple at farmers' market in front of produce stand.
Resident Pratt Street Market

Weekday lunch breaks just got more exciting! Pratt Street Farmers' Market returns on May 6. Featuring prepared lunch options as well as fresh produce, baked goods, more. The Market runs Thursdays, 11am-2pm, May- October.

September 23 @ 11:00 am More Info
Baltimore City residents with dogs congregate and chat during dog-friendly happy hour event in Downtown Baltimore park space.
Dog-Friendly Park Resident Barks & Booze

Barks & Booze is back! This free, dog-friendly happy hour series is a laid-back way to connect with your neighbors (both 2 and 4-legged). Enjoy free drinks on us (canned beer and wine), treats for you and your pup, and community connection.

September 23 @ 5:00 pm More Info
Immersive performance at Four Ten Lofts artist housing community during the Bromo Art Walk.
Cultural Bromo Art Walk

Experience the Bromo Arts District during the Bromo Art Walk! A night of artistic performances, exhibits, and open studios on Thursday, September 23, from 5-9pm.

September 23 @ 5:00 pm More Info
Concerts Cultural Park Summer Concert – Ebb & Nova

Enjoy free, live music every Friday in Center Plaza this Summer. 

September 24 @ 5:30 pm More Info

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