Tampa's Downtown


About the Partnership

Tampa Downtown Partnership fosters Tampa’s vibrant and diverse multi-use downtown neighborhoods and plays a key role in creating a 24-hour urban center where people can learn, live, work and play. Programs such as our Clean and Safe team and our transportation initiatives make accessing and navigating downtown an easy and enjoyable experience. As a membership organization, we are driven to serve the downtown business community and are empowered by what each member brings to our organization. Together, we strive to improve the collective downtown community, to be an active conduit of information and resources, to promote a shared vision for Tampa’s downtown, and create and implement the plans that support that vision.

we make downtown better.

Tampa Downtown Partnership serves as the steward of downtown Tampa, cultivating public and private partnerships, and encouraging downtown’s physical and economic development. As a proactive leadership organization, Tampa Downtown Partnership acts as an advocate for the downtown community

Vision, Mission, And Guiding Principles

The strategic mission of Tampa Downtown Partnership is to be the steward of downtown Tampa, while cultivating effective public/private partnerships to facilitate catalytic physical and economic development.

And Services

The Tampa Downtown Partnership (TDP) administers the Special Services District program through an annual contract with the City of Tampa. Through the Special Services District program, the TDP works to promote the downtown experience through a multitude of initiatives such as marketing, business development, transportation, planning and beautification, as well as maintenance and safety with Tampa’s Downtown Guides and Clean Team. The TDP also works with numerous agencies to identify opportunities and facilitate additions to the Special Services District program.

Meet the Team

Learn more about the team behind the Tampa Downtown Partnership.

Staff members are listed in alphabetical order.


Ashly Anderson

Director of Marketing
and Design

Kacie Blucher

Director of Business Administration

Shaun Drinkard

Senior Director of Public Programming
and Operations

Caroline Keesler

Caroline Keesler

Digital Marketing

Karen Kress, AICP

Director of Transportation
and Planning

Ivy Lupco

Events Coordinator

Lindsey Parks

Director of Membership and
Public Affairs

Rachel Radawec

Senior Manager of Public Space and Community Engagement

Lynda Remund, SHRM-CP

President and CEO

Michele Smith

Operations Coordinator


The Tampa Downtown Partnership also has a variety of Special Interests Groups that meet throughout the year. If you are interested in joining the discussion please feel free to contact us.


To find out more about the Storefront and Sidewalk Cafe Grant Program please contact the Tampa Downtown Partnership.


The Tampa Downtown Partnership (the Partnership or TDP) is a private, not-for-profit, 501C(6) corporation chartered under the laws of the State of Florida.