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December 9, 2023
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. At our core, Downtown Partnership is a membership organization that convenes, advocates, and markets Downtown Baltimore as a destination of choice for people to live, work, visit, and invest.

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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


* = Executive Committee

Mark Wasserman *

Chair Retired

Zed Smith*

Vice Chair The Cordish Companies

Mark Pollak*

Secretary Ballard Spahr LLP

Carrie Schreiber*

Treasurer Truist Financial

David M. Gillece

Emeritus Status Cushman & Wakefield of Maryland, Inc.

Ally M. Amerson*

University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law / City Resident

Sister Helen Amos*

Mercy Medical Center

Christine D. Aspell


Edwin R. Brake*

Ellin & Tucker

Mark Caplan*

The Time Group

William E. Carlson

Shapiro Sher

Jeff Clary*

Grander Capital Partners, LLC

Trip Deeley


Jennifer Driban

National Aquarium

Delali Dzirasa


Jonathan Flesher

Beatty Development Group, LLC

Marlon V. Fortineaux


Terri Freeman

Reginald F. Lewis Museum

Michael Frenz

Maryland Stadium Authority

Anthony P. Gallo

T. Rowe Price

James E. Goodrich

Saul Ewing

Ben Greenwald

Arrow Parking

Terri Harrington

Harrington Commercial Real Estate

Antonio Hayes

Maryland State Senator - District 40

Ryan Hemminger


Melodie Hengerer

Baker Donelson

Barry J. Herman

Womble Bond Dickinson LLP

John Hermann

Corporate Office Properties Trust (COPT)

Joseph Hovermill

Miles & Stockbridge P.C.

Al Hutchinson*

Visit Baltimore

Dr. Bruce E. Jarrell

University of Maryland Baltimore

Mark P. Keener

Gallagher Evelius & Jones LLP

Carim Khouzami*


Louis J. Kousouris, III *

MCB Real Estate, LLC

Ron Legler

France-Merrick Performing Arts Center Broadway Across America

Lynn S. Manthy

Wells Fargo Commercial Banking

John McCardell


Alexa Milanytch*

Chase Brexton Health Care / Downtown Resident

Sharon Nevins

The Baltimore Banner

James Owens

Whiting-Turner Contracting Company

Bruce W. Panczner

Paradise Management, LLC

Tim Polanowski

Bay City Management Company, LLC

Eric Fitzgerald Reed*


J. Thomas Sadowski


Phylis A. Seman

CBRE Group, Inc.

Onahlea Shimunek*

Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel

David J. Shuster

Kramon & Graham, P.A.

Ferrier R. Stillman*


C. William Struever

Cross Street Partners, LLC

Scott Szeliga

CohnReznick LLP

Colin Tarbert

Baltimore Development Corporation

Charles G. "Chuck" Tildon, III

University of Maryland Medical System

J. MacGregor Tisdale*

First National Bank

Stacie E. Tobin

Venable LLP

Brian S. Walter*

M&T Bank

Juan Webster

Sagamore Pendry Baltimore

Michele L. Whelley*

M.L. Whelley Consulting, LLC

Jayson T. Williams

Mayson-Dixon Companies
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Upcoming Events

Business Holiday Members Only Winter in the Garden Drinks with DPOB – A Winter in the Garden Event

This free event is exclusively for DPOB Members and offers a chance to network with some of Downtown’s leaders in business, real estate, government, and more. This seasonal event is taking place at Center Plaza and will kick off our Winter in the Garden event series.

December 12 @ 5:30 pm More Info
Holiday Winter in the Garden Date Night – A Winter in the Garden Event

Bring your sweetheart out for an evening in the Winter Garden at Center Plaza for seasonal fun on December 13, 2023.

December 13 @ 5:30 pm More Info
Holiday Winter in the Garden Not So Silent Night – A Winter in the Garden Event

This holiday season, enjoy a spectacular Not So Silent Night dance party in Downtown’s Center Plaza in December 14 from 7-11 PM.

December 14 @ 7:00 pm More Info
Holiday From Baltimore With Love: House For The Holidays


December 22 @ 8:00 pm More Info
Holiday From Baltimore With Love: Holiday Vendors Market + Toy & Resource Drive

A Winter Weekend with Love Event Come enjoy a holiday shopping extravaganza with 20+ vendors. Requesting donations of new toys, toiletries and non-perishable food. The Greenmount West Community Center Foundation […]

December 23 @ 12:00 pm More Info
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Cultural Downtown Discovery Days

During Downtown Discovery Days, several of the region’s most popular attractions offer deals and discounts on admission, giving families and visitors the opportunity to visit museums and attractions at an affordable price.

January 2, 2024 More Info