DOWNTOWN TAMPA News

Tampa Downtown Partnership Announces 2018-2019 Season Return of Winter Village in Curtis Hixon Park, presented by Tampa Bay Lightning
November 2, 2018

Ice skating, shops, drinks and treats, classic holiday films, choreographed light-show, sand sculpture, and a winter-themed Streetcar experience come to Tampa’s Downtown beginning November 16 TAMPA (November 2, 2018) – Tampa Downtown Partnership officially kicks off the holiday season on November 16 with the opening of Winter Village at Curtis Hixon Park presented by the […]

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Tampa Downtown Partnership Celebrates 2 Years with Downtowner Service
October 31, 2018

TAMPA, FL (October 29, 2018) – The Tampa Downtown Partnership and Downtowner are pleased to celebrate the second anniversary of the micro-transit program operating in Tampa’s Special Services District. Since the program launched in October 2016, Downtowner vehicles moved over 369,000 passengers throughout Tampa’s Downtown, averaging 500 per day. Growing ridership in the first two […]

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2018 Urban Excellence Award Finalists Announced
October 30, 2018

Each year an awards jury representing a cross-section of Downtown constituencies selects award winners who have made significant contributions that have made a lasting and positive impact on Downtown. Awardees are honored for their leadership, innovation, hard work, talent, and community spirit. The finalists by category: Activating Spaces: Tampa Hillsborough County Expressway Authority Pocket Parks […]

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Statement in Support of High Speed Rail
October 17, 2018

The Tampa Downtown Partnership believes it is time for Hillsborough County to invest in funding measures that will offer a variety of transportation and transit options to be made available for our citizens.

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Statement in Support of the Tampa Bay Rays 2020 Effort

The Tampa Downtown Partnership believes it is time for Hillsborough County to invest in funding measures that will offer a variety of transportation and transit options to be made available for our citizens.

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Statement in Support of Hillsborough Education Tax

The Tampa Downtown Partnership believes it is time for Hillsborough County to invest in funding measures that will offer a variety of transportation and transit options to be made available for our citizens.

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Nominations Open: Urban Excellence Awards
September 25, 2018

Do you know a business, organization, individual, event and/or project that has made significant contributions toward Tampa’s Downtown? Consider nominating them for the 2018 Tampa’s Downtown Urban Excellence Awards! Nominations must be submitted by October 5 at midnight. NOMINATE TODAY! Award Categories include: The Public Sector Project Award recognizes a public sector project that has […]

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Tampa’s Downtown Special Services are Expanding to Tampa Heights
September 12, 2018

TAMPA (September 12, 2018) – On Monday, October 1, 2018, Downtown Tampa’s Special Services District (the “SSD” or “District”) will expand for the first time since it was created in 1994. The SSD was created to provide enhanced safety, maintenance, business development, beautification, planning and urban design, transportation, marketing, and other management services (the “Special […]

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Statement in Support of “All for Transportation”
August 23, 2018

The Tampa Downtown Partnership believes it is time for Hillsborough County to invest in funding measures that will offer a variety of transportation and transit options to be made available for our citizens.

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Tampa Downtown Partnership Announces New Leadership, Sets the Tone of Growth and Change
June 27, 2018

Initiatives focus on city center growth, transportation, public space, and branding TAMPA, Fla., June 27, 2018 — Tampa Downtown Partnership celebrates another year of growth and change by reflecting on accomplishments, welcoming new leadership, and setting the stage for future opportunities. “I am so proud of what our talented team has accomplished this past year,” […]

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Tampa Downtown Partnership Hires Kacie Blucher as Bookkeeper and Executive Assistant
June 26, 2018

Blucher will handle accounting and administration, reporting directly to the President and CEO TAMPA, Fla., June 26, 2018 — The Tampa Downtown Partnership welcomes Kacie Blucher to the team as Bookkeeper and Executive Assistant. In addition to processing all funds to and from the Partnership, Blucher will prepare monthly financial reports for the Finance Committee […]

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Tampa Downtown Partnership Hires Alana Brasier as Operations & Public Space Manager
June 19, 2018

Brasier will ensure Downtown’s high-quality services are maintained TAMPA, Fla., June 19, 2018 — The Tampa Downtown Partnership is proud to welcome certified urban planner Alana Brasier as Operations & Public Space Manager to the not-for-profit organization. Brasier brings over seven years of experience in urban planning and development from across the country and in […]

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Franklin Street Block Party and Screening
May 21, 2018

Come Meet Your Downtown Neighbors for a Franklin Street Block Party! Tampa Theatre to Host an Evening of Interactive Community Fun for the Opening of New Mr. Rogers Documentary on June 14 TAMPA, Fla. (May 21, 2018) – Minister, musician, educator, and father Fred Rogers spent 50 years on television encouraging us to be good […]

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Tampa Downtown Partnership Adds New Position, Hires Event Coordinator
May 4, 2018

New position focuses on events, supports the Director of Membership and Programming TAMPA (May 2, 2018) – Tampa Downtown Partnership is pleased to welcome Ivy Niven as the Event Coordinator to the not-for-profit organization. The Events Coordinator is a new position at the Tampa Downtown Partnership reflecting the organization’s focus on developing quality events for its […]

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Tampa Downtown Partnership CEO Selected for Urban Fellowship
May 3, 2018

Lynda Remund Joins International Downtown Association’s Emerging Leaders Program TAMPA (May 3, 2018) – Tampa Downtown Partnership is pleased to announce that it’s Acting CEO and President, Lynda Remund, has been selected as one of the industry’s brightest professionals for the International Downtown Association’s  2018 Emerging Leaders Fellowship Program. Remund is one of 30 senior […]

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Shaun Drinkard Named Senior Director of Public Programming and Operations
April 5, 2018

Shaun Drinkard brings 8 years of placemaking experience to his new role TAMPA (April 6, 2018) – Tampa Downtown Partnership is pleased to announce the promotion of Shaun Drinkard to Senior Director of Public Programming and Operations. On the heels of announcing a new Director of Membership and appointing Lynda Remund as Acting President and […]

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Lynda Remund Named Acting President and CEO

TAMPA (April 4, 2018) – Tampa Downtown Partnership is pleased to announce the appointment of Lynda Remund, SHRM-CP, as Acting President and CEO of the Tampa Downtown Partnership. The Executive Committee’s unanimous decision places Remund in the Partnership’s top leadership role for a one-year term in a transformative and exciting time of change for both […]

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Tampa Downtown Partnership Focuses on Relationships with New Director of Membership and Programming
April 2, 2018

TAMPA (March 29, 2018) — Tampa Downtown Partnership is pleased to welcome Lindsey Parks as the Director of Membership and Programming to the not-for-profit corporation. Parks brings over nine years of experience in membership relations, special event planning, project management, government relations and community affairs to her role. Prior to joining the Partnership, Parks held […]

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Tampa Downtown Partnership Receives Approval to Seek Special Service District Expansion to Tampa Heights
February 23, 2018

TAMPA (February 22, 2018) — On Thursday, February 15, 2018, Tampa Downtown Partnership received approval from City Council to proceed in seeking an expansion of the Special Service District (SSD) into Tampa Heights. “This first step is a milestone in bringing our services to the businesses and residences of Tampa Heights,” said Lynda Remund, Interim […]

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Tampa Downtown Partnership Invites Public to Share their Gasparilla and NHL All-Star Weekend Experiences
January 24, 2018

Social wall brings together two large-scale events onto one social platform with use of hashtags TAMPA (January 24, 2017) — Tampa Downtown Partnership is launching a social wall to engage with the over 300,000 guests expected to attend the Gasparilla Pirate Fest and the NHL All-Star weekend in Tampa’s Downtown. When posts are made to […]

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Community Meeting Notice 2018

COMMUNITY MEETING NOTICE SPECIAL SERVICES DISTRICT #41 POTENTIAL DISTRICT EXPANSION WHO SHOULD ATTEND THIS COMMUNITY MEETING? All property and business owners, residents, and stakeholders located within: the Special Services District #41 (the “SSD”), which is shown in blue on the map below; and the areas surrounding the SSD that are shown in yellow on the […]

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Downtown Tampa’s Urban Excellence Awards: A Night of Legacy and Honor
December 2, 2017

This year’s Tampa Downtown Partnership Urban Excellence Awards was a night full of elegance, legacy, leadership, and honor. With the retirement announcement of the Partnership’s CEO and President of 15 years made just a month prior to the event, it came as no surprise that there was a focus on Christine Burdick’s lasting impact on […]

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Tampa Downtown Partnership Announces Urban Excellence Award Winners
November 27, 2017

TAMPA (November 20, 2017) – The Tampa Downtown Partnership has announced the winners of its 2017 Urban Excellence Awards program. Winners will be recognized and receive their awards during the annual celebration on Wednesday, November 29 from 5:30pm to 6:30pm at The Vault in downtown Tampa. “The Urban Excellence Awards event is a unique opportunity […]

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Tampa Downtown Partnership Announces Retirement of President and CEO
October 11, 2017

Christine Burdick announces her retirement after 15 years of service TAMPA (October 11, 2017) – The Executive Committee, Board of Directors, and staff at Tampa Downtown Partnership announce the retirement of President and CEO, Christine Burdick, effective January 1, 2018. Burdick will continue to act as President and CEO until December 31, 2017 focusing on […]

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Tampa Downtown Partnership and Downtowner Expand Fleet, Unveil New Chevy Bolts
August 7, 2017

TAMPA (August 2, 2017) – Tampa Downtown Partnership and Downtowner announce the addition of two new Chevy Bolts to the 12-vehicle fleet of GEM cars. The vehicles hit the roads of Downtown Tampa at 11:30am on August 2, 2017. “With the quick adoption of the app-based service and growing ridership, it was clear to us […]

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Tampa Downtown Partnership Appoints COO, Creates Two Key Positions
August 3, 2017

Tampa Downtown Partnership is pleased to announce the promotion of three employees; Lynda Remund as Chief Operating Officer, Ashly Anderson as Senior Design Manager, and Rachel Radawec as Placemaking and Community Engagement Manager. “Each of these positions play an important role in supporting the four key initiatives the Tampa Downtown Partnership staff, Board and Executive […]

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Fourth Friday Invites Community to Explore and Celebrate Tampa’s Arts and Culture Scene
July 21, 2017

Tampa Bay Newswire TAMPA, Fla. (July 20, 2017) – When the sun goes down, the streets of Tampa and Ybor light up with music, laughter, art, friends and FREE fun the Fourth Friday of every month. Now in its second year, Fourth Friday, presented by TECO, an Emera Company, and brought to you by the […]

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People on the Move: Shaun Drinkard
July 5, 2017

Tampa Bay Business Journal Director of Placemaking at Tampa Downtown Partnership EDUCATION:  Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College (Baton Rouge, LA) Drinkard has been selected as one of the industry’s 28 brightest professionals for the 2017 Emerging Leaders Fellowship Program for the International Downtown Association. Link to full article.

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Fourth Friday Invites Community To Explore and Celebrate Tampa’s Art & Culture Scene
April 21, 2017

TAMPA, Fla. (April 21, 2017) – When the sun goes down, the streets of Tampa and Ybor light up with music, laughter, art, friends and FREE fun the Fourth Friday of every month. Now in its second year, Fourth Friday, presented by TECO Energy, announces its lineup for this month’s event on Friday, April 28: […]

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Tampa Downtown Partnership Celebrates 6 Months with Downtowner

TAMPA (April 20, 2017) – When Tampa Downtown Partnership launched the free ride service Downtowner six months ago, Greg Minder, Chair of the Tampa Downtown Partnership, knew it would provide a valuable service to residents, the downtown workforce, and visitors. “When Downtowner was launched on October 20 we knew it would serve a circulation and […]

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Tampa Downtown Partnership Celebrates Florida Bike Month
March 2, 2017

Events, new bike hubs, and a #CoastChallenge all happening during the month of March TAMPA (February 28, 2017) – Tampa Downtown Partnership announces the kick-off of Florida Bike Month by promoting local bike events, continuing the success of the Bike Friendly Business program, adding Downtown bike amenities, and supporting bicycle safety education. Director of Transportation […]

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Riverwalk Unveils Tampa’s Largest Floating Christmas Tree
December 1, 2016

Holiday Island adds to the many new seasonal installations along Tampa’s Riverwalk TAMPA (December 1, 2016) – Friends of the Riverwalk along with President and CEO of Yacht Starship and Pirate Water Taxi, Troy Manthey, announce the newest installation along Tampa’s Riverwalk, a 30-foot floating LED Christmas Tree. Dubbed Holiday Island, Tampa’s largest floating Christmas […]

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Tampa Downtown Partnership Announces Urban Excellence Award Winners

Annual award ceremony celebrates initiatives that have made a positive impact on Downtown Tampa Download the full program of award winners. The Tampa Downtown Partnership has announced the winners of its 2016 Urban Excellence Awards program. The membership based not-for-profit organization’s tenth annual Urban Excellence Awards celebration recognizes those businesses, organizations, individuals, events, and projects […]

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Downtowner Ride Service Launches
October 13, 2016

Highly anticipated complimentary ride service begins October 20 Tampa Downtown Partnership announces the official launch of the app-based, on-demand, complimentary ride service, Downtowner, to begin on Thursday, October 20. Service will be officially announced at a press conference on October 20 at Grand Central at Kennedy. The event will begin at 5pm and will conclude […]

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