Recognizing Impact at 62nd Annual Meeting

July 25, 2017

The Downtown Denver Partnership Recognizes IMPACT at 62nd Annual Meeting

The Downtown Denver Partnership recognized the impact of its place-based economic development strategy at the organization’s 62nd Annual Meeting, also outlining strategic initiatives for the coming year and honoring outstanding contributions by its leaders and members. The annual meeting, presented by Grant Thornton, is an opportunity for the Downtown Denver Partnership (Partnership) to showcase activities that align with the high-impact strategies outlined in the 2007 Downtown Area Plan and report on progress toward building a healthy and vital Downtown Denver. 900 civic and business leaders were in attendance at the event.

“We are leading the execution of a strategic vision for the center city through the 2007 Downtown Area Plan and we are seeing significant success evidenced by record number of Downtown residents, employees, retail sales, development and more,” said Tami Door, president and CEO of the Downtown Denver Partnership. “The commitment of our member organizations and the entire business community, joined by the City and community partners, is creating one of the most economically powerful center cities in the country.”

The Partnership reported on accomplishments over the past year, which are detailed in the organization’s 2016-17 Annual Report, and shared several priorities for the upcoming year, including an organizational focus on creating vibrant parks and public spaces, growing the economic base, connecting everyone to everything through enhanced mobility and building a premier organization.

The Partnership also recognized the leadership of outgoing chairman of the Partnership, Walter Isenberg, founder, president & CEO of Sage Hospitality. Bill Mosher, senior managing director at Trammell Crow Company, was elected as chairman of the Partnership for 2017-18. In addition, Rob Cohen, CEO of The IMA Financial Group, Inc., was elected for a third term as chairman of Downtown Denver, Inc. as well as chairman-elect of the Partnership; Trinidad Rodriguez, senior vice president & managing director, Public Finance of D.A. Davidson was re-elected as chairman of Denver Civic Ventures.

“The Downtown Denver Partnership is the strongest and most visionary it has ever been,” said Bill Mosher, chair of the Partnership. “We look forward to continuing to ensure Downtown Denver is a place where businesses thrive.”

Several Partnership members were also recognized for their significant contributions to the Partnership’s efforts in the center city:

Honorary Partner Award: Presented to a member who exhibits strong leadership and engagement in the Partnership for a period of at least ten years

  • Dr. Stephen Jordan, President (Retired) of Metropolitan State University of Denver

Peter Bowes Award: Presented to a member who exemplifies the legacy of Peter Bowes, past chairman of the Downtown Denver Partnership

  • Brianna Borin, Vice President of Talent, Leadership and Training at Snooze, an A.M. Eatery

Volunteer of the Year Awards: Presented to members who have made significant contributions to the Partnership’s programs and initiatives over the last year

  • Terrance Carroll, Partner at Butler Snow, LLP
  • Clay Cousins, Co-Founder and Principal at Elevate Momentum
  • Traci Lounsbury, Owner of ELEMENTS
  • Adam Sands, Senior Vice President at FirstBank