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May 21, 2022
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


* = Executive Committee

Mark Wasserman *

Chair Retired

Jeff Clary*

Vice Chair Grander Capital Partners LLC

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.

Trif Alatzas

The Baltimore Sun

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

Trip Deeley


Judith Dixon

Wells Fargo Bank

Jennifer Driban

National Aquarium

Delali Dzirasa

Fearless Solutions, Inc.

James E. Edwards Jr.

Baker Donelson

Gary B. Eidelman

Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr, LLP

Jonathan Flesher

Beatty Development Group, LLC

Marlon V. Fortineaux


Terri Freeman

Reginald F. Lewis Museum

Michael Frenz

Maryland Stadium Authority

Ben Greenwald

Arrow Parking

Terri Harrington

Harrington Commercial Real Estate

Rev. Dr. Alvin C. Hathaway, Sr.

Union Baptist Church

Charlie Hatter

Monument Sotheby’s International Realty Prime Building Advantage

Antonio Hayes

Maryland State Senator - District 40

Ryan Hemminger

Fearless Solutions, LLC.

Barry J. Herman

Womble Bond Dickinson LLP

John Hermann

Corporate Office Properties Trust (COPT)

Joseph Hovermill

Miles & Stockbridge P.C.

Michele Hurley


Al Hutchinson*

Visit Baltimore

Dr. Bruce E. Jarrell

University of Maryland Baltimore

Mark P. Keener

Gallagher Evelius & Jones LLP

James A.C. Kennedy*


Daniel Kenney

CohnReznick LLP

Louis J. Kousouris, III *

MCB Real Estate, LLC

Ron Legler

France-Merrick Performing Arts Center Broadway Across America

Brooke Lierman

Member, House of Delegates – District 46 Maryland General Assembly

James D. Mathias

DLA Piper

John McCardell


Elizabeth A. McKennon

McKennon Shelton & Henn LLP

Alexa Milanytch*

Chase Brexton Health Care / Downtown Resident

Carla N. Murphy

Duane Morris LLP

James Owens

Whiting-Turner Contracting Company

Bruce W. Panczner

Paradise Management, LLC

Sanket Patel

Front Street Development

Tim Polanowski*

Bay City Management Company, LLC

Rocky Procopio, Jr.

Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC

Eric Fitzgerald Reed*

Verizon Communications

J. Thomas Sadowski


Phylis A. Seman

CBRE Group, Inc.

Onahlea Shimunek*

Lord Baltimore Hotel

David J. Shuster

Kramon & Graham, P.A.

Ferrier R. Stillman*


C. William Struever

Cross Street Partners, LLC

Colin Tarbert

Baltimore Development Corporation

Charles G. "Chuck" Tildon, III

University of Maryland Medical System

J. MacGregor Tisdale*

First National Bank

Robert L. Waldman

Venable LLP

Brian Walter*

M&T Bank

Juan Webster

Sagamore Pendry Baltimore

Michele L. Whelley

Economic Alliance of Greater Baltimore

Jayson T. Williams

Mayson-Dixon Companies


* = Executive Committee

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Upcoming Events

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Cultural Park Resident Charles Street Promenade

Pedestrians, it’s time to take back the road for dining, shopping, and exploring during the upcoming Charles Street Promenade on June 4. WHEN Saturday, June 4 from 9 am – […]

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