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My name is Kathleen Eriksen, President and CEO of the Downtown Tucson Partnership (DTP). I’m excited to share this CEO Update with you where we unveil all the latest downtown happenings and insights you won't want to miss! One of our main goals with this newsletter is to shed light on the dynamic work happening behind the scenes at the DTP and to deepen awareness of our organization's vital role in shaping the heart of our city. I look forward to sharing more exciting downtown news with you in the future.

See you around downtown,


Latest CEO Updates:


June 7: DTP Heat Safety Plan, New Raspado Shop, Pride Month, Juneteenth, Summer Events, & More…πŸ”₯🍨🌈

May 24: DTP's One-Year Action Plan, New Partnerships, Business Resources, Summer News and Events, & Moreβ€¦πŸ˜ŽπŸŒ€πŸ€

May 10: Shop Downtown, Mother's Day Weekend, DTP Seeking Ambassadors, New Businesses, & Moreβ€¦πŸ›πŸ’πŸ†•

April 26: Downtown Albuquerque Shines Light on Tucson, New Storefront Vinyl, Legendary Customer Service, & Moreβ€¦πŸ€ πŸ€πŸŽ¨

April 12: Downtown Traffic Safety, New Local Businesses, Rio Nuevo Master Plan, Meet Me At Maynards Celebrates 15 Years, & Moreβ€¦πŸŒ‡πŸ†•πŸ‘£

March 29: DTP Spring Cleaning, Five Ideas For Outdoor Wellness, City News, Upcoming Events & Moreβ€¦πŸ§ΉπŸ˜ŽπŸŒ»

March 15: Haiku Hike Starts March 19, DTP Receives ADDY Award, TMA Turns 100, St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Moreβ€¦πŸ•ŠπŸ’―πŸ€

March 1: Downtown Tucson For Everyone Grant Awardees, New Businesses, Tax Credit Support, Markets & More...πŸ†πŸΈπŸŽ’

February 16: Haiku Hike 2024, TCC Gets New Tech Upgrades, Tucson Together, Tucson Craft Beer Crawl & More...πŸ“πŸ“²πŸ»

February 2: Valentine's Day Downtown, Black History Month, Events & More...πŸ₯°πŸ’žπŸ’

January 19: Storefront Vinyl Program, Resident Sentiment Survey, Grant Opportunities & More...πŸ€©πŸ—³πŸ’΅

January 5: πŸŽ†Happy New Year from the Downtown Tucson PartnershipπŸŽ†


December 22: βœ¨Happy Holidays from the Downtown Tucson Partnership✨

December 8: Downtown is Aglow, Downtown Tucson Gift Card, Local Shopping, Holiday Events & Moreβ€¦βœ¨πŸ™πŸŽ„

November 24: Desert Nights Downtown Lights, Small Business Saturday, Merriment, Markets & Moreβ€¦πŸ›πŸ’™πŸŽ„

November 10: Downtown Tucson For Everyone Grant Awardees, Tucson Holiday Ice, Veterans Day Parade, DUSK Music Festival & More...πŸŽ™β›ΈπŸŒ†

October 27: Spooktacular Weekend, $10 Meals Under 10 Minutes, BLAC Block Party, TENWEST Fest & Moreβ€¦πŸ‘»πŸ”πŸ–Ό

October 13: Downtown Streets Illuminated, New Retail and Restaurant Concepts, The Downtown Y Completes Renovation, Tucson Meet Yourself & Moreβ€¦πŸ’«πŸ§™β€β™€οΈβ›²

September 29: Downtown Tucson For Everyone Grant Program, New Businesses, Disability Pride, Tucson Pride Parade & Moreβ€¦πŸŒˆπŸŒ‡πŸ†•

September 15: DTP Releases Annual Report, Happy Hispanic Heritage Month, Park(ing) Day, Stone Ave. Complete Street & More...πŸ“ƒπŸ’ƒπŸš²

September 1: New DTP On-Street Marketing Campaign, Rio Nuevo News, Labor Day Weekend Events & More...πŸ€ πŸŒ‡πŸŒž

August 18: DTP Staff Receives Training, Welcome Back Downtown Schools, Educational Programming, Business Training & More...πŸ’œπŸŽπŸ“

August 4: DTP Celebrates 25 Years of Caring for Downtown! πŸŽ‰πŸ™πŸŒ΅

July 21: DTP Welcomes Farhang & Medcoff, HSL Properties to Sponsor DTP Grant, Business Openings & More... πŸ™πŸŒ΅β˜€

June 30: Summer Staycations, Happy Fourth of July, Business Openings & More... πŸŒ΄πŸŽ†πŸ™

June 16: In Memory of Donovan Durband and More Downtown News πŸŒ†

June 2: Summer Fun Downtown, Happy Pride, Eat Green Wear Black... πŸ™πŸ³β€πŸŒˆπŸ’š

May 19: New Businesses, TMC Meet Me Downtown 5k, Armory Park Survey, Free Live Music & More... πŸŒ†πŸŒ΄πŸŽ΅

May 5: Dog Friendly Downtown, Exciting New Businesses Coming Soon, Cinco de Mayo Weekend, Celebrate MaΓ­z... 🐢🎊🌽

April 21: Fountain Restoration, Old Town Artisans, Blax Friday, Agave Heritage Festival & More...

April 7: Spring Cleaning, Explore Pima County Historic Courthouse, Maynard's Market Reopens & More...

March 24: Winning Haiku, New Art Exhibitions, Walking Tours, and More...

March 10: DTP Welcomes New Employees, Partner News, New Businesses, Spring Events, and More...

February 24: Haiku Hike Literary Competition Now Open, DTP Partners with County on Safe-T-Ride, New Local Businesses and More...

January 13: Downtown Welcomes New Local Businesses and World-Class Jazz Event...


December 30: Happy New Year from the Downtown Tucson Partnership

December 16: Happy Holidays from the Downtown Tucson Partnership

December 2: Downtown Is The Place To Be This Holiday Season

November 18: Downtown Welcomes NEW Giant Christmas Tree, Parade of Lights Returns, Ice Rink Opens Sunday, Shop Small, and More...

November 4: DTP Now Hiring, Rio Nuevo News, Redistricting of City Wards, Funding Opportunity, and More...

October 21: Downtown Gets Lit, Community Perceptions Survey, International Support, City Helps Small Businesses, and More...

October 7: Caring for Downtown, Strategic Planning, Ronstadt Safety, Rio Nuevo Support, Cooler Temps Bring More Events, and More...

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