MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT
Love is in the air! We are busy at the DNA organizing fun and informative events such as the Happy Hour at BRK Republic Wine Bar with an update on the Evernia Hotel redevelopment. The Mimosa Meet and Greet at the Clematis Animal Clinic was well attended by our furry members and their human parents.
On the membership front, please spread the love with neighbors and friends by asking them to join the DNA. We are 180 member strong today and we want to get to 2,000 members by year end. It's a BIG goal but with 10,000 residents living downtown, we can do this. Our voice will be stronger than ever.
Looking forward to meeting you at the DNA Townhall Meeting
Sitima Fowler, WPB DNA President
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DNA Member Townhall - Wednesday, March 1, 6:00-7:30pm - RSVP Now
Event limited to the first 50 members due to limited seating. We want to hear your voice. Share with us what you would like to see from your Downtown Neighborhood Association. Lite bite refreshments sponsored by the DDA. Not a member. Click here to join.
DNA Board Meeting - Tuesday, March 7, 6:00-7:30pm - RSVP not required
DNA members are welcome to attend. Board meetings are held at the DDA office, 300 Clematis Street, Suite 200, 2nd Floor.
DNA Q1 General Meeting - Wednesday, March 22, 5:30 -7:30pm - RSVP Now
Special members only event. Come hear the state of downtown from Mayor Keith James. Also get an update from the CRA office and law enforcement. Not a member? Don't miss this event... Click here to join.
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BE IN THE KNOW. LET YOUR VOICE BE HEARD
Did you know that downtown residents pay an additional tax to fund the Downtown Development Authority(DDA)? The DDA focuses on the work of creating and supporting a thriving downtown by providing services such as policy advocacy, marketing, business development assistance, maintenance, safety strategies, placemaking, events programming and information sharing. Learn how your tax dollars are allocated by reviewing the DDA 2022/2023 fiscal year Budget.
Check out the Jan 2023 DDA board meeting packet. Click here.
The December 2022 minutes show show there was a discussion between DDA/the Mayor/Town Manager about a partnership on mobility issues, starting with Circuit. Also the DDA's current business development grant program was reviewed and requested to be brought back with modifications for a vote at the next meeting, and an update on the Trojan Rocking Horse project.
Attend the next DDA board meeting and voice your opinion. 3rd Tuesday of every month, 8:30 AM. The Business Incentive Program vote is scheduled for the February 21st, 8:30 AM board meeting. The DNA has submitted this letter as we want to advocate for Neighborhood Serving businesses to get priority for the $360K grant budget as well as representation in the selection committee. Come to the meeting and voice your support. Come to the DDA office (shown in photo) or use Zoom to join.
Its imperative that we are aware of policies and projects effecting downtown. Attend City planning meetings and stay informed. Calendar of City Meetings.
Not a Member? Join Now and get involved!
As a DNA member, you are helping to enhance the quality of lives of downtown residents. We do this by strengthening the collaboration between downtown residents, government and businesses through Advocacy, Social Interaction and Information sharing.
- Sponsor and support lectures, public forums, workshops, discussions, research, publications, special programs, and other activities
- Educate residents, government officials, and other organizations on public issues such as the unique character of the Downtown Neighborhood
- Advocate for public safety and neighborhood concerns
- Help Members to inform the City of West Palm Beach and other organizations about Members’ needs, concerns, and opinions.
While we do more than Advocacy, this summarizes the DNA Advocacy priorities based on member survey results.