2017 State of Downtown Breakfast

Join Downtown Partnership and several hundred of the region’s top business, government, and community leaders as we release the 2016 State of Downtown Baltimore Report on March 29, 2017.

Enjoy breakfast, networking, and economic updates on Downtown Baltimore's retail, employment, housing, and hospitality markets. The event will also feature a panel of Downtown residents, moderated by DPOB President, Kirby Fowler, who will explore trends in residential growth.

When: Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Where: Hyatt Regency Baltimore, 300 Light Street


Event Schedule:
Check-in,  Breakfast & Networking - 7:30-8:30am
Program - 8:30-9:30am

Hyatt Regency Parking:
$15 self-park - or - $25 valet

State of Living Downtown Panel
Downtown Baltimore has seen tremendous growth in residents infilling core neighborhoods like Charles Center, Mount Vernon, and Federal Hill. With waterfront views, green parks and plazas, historic buildings, afternoon Orioles games, and the best restaurants in the region, the narrative is changing and city living is the new norm. Hear what our Downtown residents panel have to say about residential growth and issues that matter when it comes to retaining that growth for years to come.

Delali Dzirasa is the Founder and President of Fearless Solutions, a software firm based out of Baltimore. He currently resides with his wife and sons in Baltimore City, where he is passionate about increasing the rate of city youth heading into STEM-based fields.
Elizabeth Degi Mount joined Downtown Baltimore Family Alliance as executive director in 2015, where she has expanded the focus of its advocacy for good schools, safe streets, and great neighborhoods. She is currently a Doctoral Candidate at the George Mason University School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution. An avid proponent of city living, Mount lives with her husband, son and Labrador in a Ridgely’s Delight row home the family renovated in 2014.
  Darah Okeke moved from Atlanta to Baltimore City in 2004 to attend the University of Maryland School of Law. After exploring various neighborhoods and falling in love with the magic of the city, Darah made Baltimore her permanent home. She now happily resides with her husband, 4-year-old son, and two Shih-Tzus in a condo nestled between the Inner Harbor and Little Italy. Darah spent nearly seven years as an Associate in the Labor and Employment practice group of Miles & Stockbridge law firm in Downtown, and now serves as Vice President, Associate General Counsel for Erickson Living, in Catonsville, Maryland.
Ally Amerson is the Director of Legal Recruiting at Special Counsel. Ally has lived in Charles Center for four years, and loves living downtown: she walks to work, shops at Lexington Market, uses Baltimore Bikeshare, and has season tickets to Everyman Theatre. Ally serves on the Downtown Partnership's Board of Directors, volunteers as an associate advocate with the Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service, and serves on the Resource Allocation Committee with the Baltimore City Continuum of Care.

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