Monday Morning Memo

Monday, February 26, 2024

Thank you to all who attended last week's 2024 Urban Excellence Awards!

We’re still on cloud nine following last week’s 2024 Urban Excellence Awards at Hotel Flor in Tampa’s Downtown! Thank you to all who attended and congratulations to all of this year’s nominees, finalists, and winners.


Special congratulations to our People’s Choice Award winner: “Big John the Triceratops” – Glazer Children’s Museum


Another special congratulations to our Christine Burdick Downtown Person of the Year Award winner: Ronald Vaughn


This event wouldn’t have been possible without the gracious assistance from this year’s sponsors:


Platinum Sponsors:

-University of Tampa



Welcome Drink Sponsor:

-The Mav Channelside


Networking Cocktail Hour Sponsor:



Award Sponsor:



Gold Sponsors:

-City of Tampa

-The Florida Aquarium

-Glazer Children’s Museum

-Hotel Flor Tampa Downtown

-Sacred Heart Catholic Church

-The Straz Center

-Water Street Tampa


Silver Sponsors:

-Carlton Fields

-Tampa-Hillsborough County Public Library

Neighborhood Programming events you won't want to miss

We’re excited to continue providing Downtown’s neighborhoods with their own unique programs! Over the next two weeks, we’ll be holding several events that you won’t want to miss starting with our Paw-Fee Break event tomorrow in Washington Street Park from 10:30am – 1:00pm.

We're hiring! Learn more about our new opening

This Wednesday from 5:00pm – 8:00pm we will be holding a Clean & Safe Job Fair at 1415 N Ashley Street. We are looking to hire:

  • Ambassadors
  • Homeless Liaison Assistant

Attendees will receive a brief presentation about the Partnership and our Clean & Safe Programs. Those who participate can interview on the spot or take an application on their way out!

NOTE: Interested applicants should bring their driver’s license and social security card with them in the event that they’re offered a position.

Tampa Fire Rescue unveiled a new fleet last week

Tampa Fire Rescue announced the addition of “multiple new, state-of-the-art emergency response vehicles” being added to their fleet! This upgrade includes several new fire engines, three new rescue cars, and two new “Ambu-buses” that are all equipped with the latest technology. Tampa Fire Rescue’s headquarters is located in Central Park, which means that this upgrade is pivotal to Downtown’s public safety!

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Sponsorship opportunities for Tampa's Downtown River O' Green are available now!

The luck of the Irish will make its way to Tampa’s Downtown on Saturday, March 16! The annual St. Patrick’s Day celebration wouldn’t be possible without support from our sponsors. Are you interested in sponsoring this day full of themed festivities for the Downtown community? Fill out the form below:

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We are now accepting applications for our Storefront and Sidewalk Cafe Grant Program

The Tampa Downtown Partnership’s Storefront and Sidewalk Cafe Grant Program serves to create a more attractive pedestrian atmosphere with a commercially vibrant environment through street level storefront improvements and inviting sidewalk cafe settings. The program offers grants of up to $5,000 administered on a reimbursement basis within a two-year time period.

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Interested in great drinks and delicious bites? Check out Beacon Rooftop Lounge in Tampa's Downtown!

On the 27th floor of Water Street’s JW Marriott is Tampa’s highest public rooftop cocktail and dining establishment, Beacon Rooftop Lounge! Enjoy a breathtaking panoramic view of Tampa’s Downtown while enjoying great drinks and tasty appetizers! Beacon also offers private event reservations as well, so be sure to indulge in an elevated dinner, gathering, or event.

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Fill out the DASH Service Feedback Form today!

We invite you to take our DASH Service Feedback Survey! Even if you haven’t used DASH as a service, we still want to hear from you as all feedback is important to us. By completing this survey and providing an email address, you’ll be entered into a drawing for a chance to receive a $20 gift card from a Downtown merchant!

Take the Survey!

Ashley's Eggsploration sponsorships and Kid's Market vendor opportunities available now!

Downtown Tampa’s largest egg hunt will be bringing fun-filled spring activities to Julian B. Lane Park on Saturday, March 30, from 9:00am – 1:00pm! Adults and kids of all ages can enjoy several family-friendly games, delicious food from local food trucks, photos with the Easter bunny, and an egg scavenger hunt where participants will find a combination of eggs based on their age group and redeem them for a prize!

Are you interested in sponsoring Ashley’s Eggsploration this year? Are you also a small business, artisan, or market vendor that sells children items? Reach out to our Public Space Operations & Programming Coordinator, Jaylyn Andrews to secure your spot at this year’s egg hunt. To learn more, view our sponsorship/vendor interest form!

Reach out to Jaylyn Andrews

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Downtown's Zumba in the Park is paused until further notice

One of our free Community Fitness in the Park offerings, Zumba in the Park, is on pause until further notice. Stay tuned for updates by following us on our social media platforms. Also, be sure to follow our Community Fitness in the Park Facebook page to stay updated on all community fitness events!

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