A commitment to a better St. Petersburg.
What sets St. Petersburg Downtown Partnership members apart is a commitment to the city’s long-term economic future and a willingness to invest in making it a reality. With a small, but nimble staff and structure, the Partnership’s organization is less dependent on a standing committee structure and relies more on ad hoc groups to tackle or assist in individual projects. All members are welcome to attend the Partnership’s four quarterly luncheons a year and bring a guest and can volunteer to serve as a strategist or sponsor to facilitate other efforts, such as:
When the Downtown Partnership offered to organize a trip to Baltimore, Maryland, so that the St. Pete Innovation District board would have a better sense of Johns Hopkins (which recently had acquired All Children’s Hospital), members helped schedule key meetings and helped defray trip expenses so that a broader and more diverse group of St. Pete leaders could participate.
Strategic projects for a long-term impact.
Downtown Partnership members have been key to helping welcome Cuban officials as part of Mayor Rick Kriseman’s effort to improve relations with St. Petersburg’s closest foreign neighbor.
Members with expertise in start-up companies serve on our Technology Fund selection committee. Several times, Downtown Partnership members have provided informal advocacy for individual efforts with key local, state and federal officials.