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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 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.

Louis J. Kousouris, III *

Artemis Properties, Inc.

Trip Deeley

Stifel

Joseph Hovermill

Miles & Stockbridge P.C.

Edwin R. Brake*

Ellin & Tucker

Delali Dzirasa

Fearless Solutions, Inc.

Colin Tarbert

Baltimore Development Corporation

Christine D.Aspell

KPMG, LLP

Gary B. Eidelman

Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr, LLP

James D. Mathias

DLA Piper

Sanket Patel

Front Street Development

Tim Polanowski*

Bay City Management Company, LLC

Al Hutchinson

Visit Baltimore

John McCardell

PricewaterhouseCoopers

Michael McGowan

Heath Design Group, Inc.

Michael Frenz

Maryland Stadium Authority

Juan Webster

Sagamore Pendry Baltimore

Trif Alatzas

The Baltimore Sun

C. William Struever

Cross Street Partners, LLC

Mark Caplan*

The Time Group

Robert L. Waldman

Venable LLP

Barry J. Herman

Womble Bond Dickinson LLP

J. Thomas Sadowski

MEDCO

William E. Carlson

Shapiro Sher

Terri Freeman

Reginald F. Lewis Museum

Dr. Bruce E. Jarrell

University of Maryland Baltimore

David J. Shuster

Kramon & Graham, P.A.

John Hermann

Corporate Office Properties Trust (COPT)

J. Macgregor Tisdale

First National Bank

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 M. Amerson*

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

Mark P. Keener

Gallagher Evelius & Jones LLP

Eric Fitzgerald Reed*

Verizon Communications

James A.C. Kennedy

Retired

Daniel Kenney

CohnReznick LLP

Carla N. Murphy

Duane Morris LLP

Onahlea Shimunek*

Lord Baltimore Hotel

Sister Helen Amos*

Mercy Medical Center

Antonio Hayes

Maryland State Senator - District 40

Phylis A. Seman

CBRE Group, Inc.

Rev. Dr. Alvin Hathaway, Sr.

Union Baptist Church

Ferrier Stillman*

Tydings & Rosenberg, LLP

Elizabeth A. McKennon

McKennon Shelton & Henn LLP

Michele L. Whelley

Economic Alliance of Greater Baltimore

Terri Harrington*

Harrington Commercial Services, LLC

Judith Dixon

Wells Fargo Bank

Alexa Milanytch*

Chase Brexton Health Care / Downtown Resident

Jennifer Driban

National Aquarium

Charles "Chuck" Tildon, III

University of Maryland Medical System

Ryan Hemminger

Fearless Solutions, LLC.

Michele Hurley

Exelon

Brooke Lierman

Member, House of Delegates – District 46 Maryland General Assembly

Brian Walter

M&T Bank

Rocky Procopio, Jr.

Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC

James Owens

Whiting-Turner Contracting Company

Joe Crumbling*

T. Rowe Price
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Upcoming Events

Events
Candy Lane Event banner with logo and candy illustrations.
Holiday Park Candy Lane in Center Plaza

Candy Lane is a larger-than-life candy-themed experience with installations, thousands of lights and seasonal entertainment. Guests will be awed by 24-foot-tall ice cream cones and candy forests while strolling the paths of Center Plaza and experiencing Downtown in a sweet, new way.

December 1 @ 5:00 pm More Info
Fireworks show during Baltimore's annual monument Lighting Celebration
Cultural Holiday Park Monument Lighting – 50th Anniversary Celebration

2021 marks 50 years of holiday cheer, live music, local eats, and spectacular fireworks in Downtown Baltimore's Mt. Vernon Place Park. This year's Monument Lighting celebration is taking place on Thursday, December 2 from 5-8pm. More details coming soon.

December 2 @ 5:00 pm More Info
Candy Lane Event banner with logo and candy illustrations.
Holiday Park Candy Lane in Center Plaza

Candy Lane is a larger-than-life candy-themed experience with installations, thousands of lights and seasonal entertainment. Guests will be awed by 24-foot-tall ice cream cones and candy forests while strolling the paths of Center Plaza and experiencing Downtown in a sweet, new way.

December 2 @ 5:00 pm More Info
Candy Lane Event banner with logo and candy illustrations.
Holiday Park Candy Lane in Center Plaza

Candy Lane is a larger-than-life candy-themed experience with installations, thousands of lights and seasonal entertainment. Guests will be awed by 24-foot-tall ice cream cones and candy forests while strolling the paths of Center Plaza and experiencing Downtown in a sweet, new way.

December 3 @ 5:00 pm More Info
Candy Lane Event banner with logo and candy illustrations.
Holiday Park Candy Lane in Center Plaza

Candy Lane is a larger-than-life candy-themed experience with installations, thousands of lights and seasonal entertainment. Guests will be awed by 24-foot-tall ice cream cones and candy forests while strolling the paths of Center Plaza and experiencing Downtown in a sweet, new way.

December 4 @ 5:00 pm More Info
Candy Lane Event banner with logo and candy illustrations.
Holiday Park Candy Lane in Center Plaza

Candy Lane is a larger-than-life candy-themed experience with installations, thousands of lights and seasonal entertainment. Guests will be awed by 24-foot-tall ice cream cones and candy forests while strolling the paths of Center Plaza and experiencing Downtown in a sweet, new way.

December 8 @ 5:00 pm More Info

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