About the Miami Downtown Development Authority

The Miami Downtown Development Authority (Miami DDA) is an independent agency of the City of Miami funded by a special tax levy on properties within its district boundaries. The Miami DDA was founded in 1967, two years after the state authorized special downtown development taxing districts to alleviate blight and revitalize central business districts. Today, 14 downtown development districts exist, but the Miami DDA is the only one created under the 1965 law. The agency is governed by a 15-member board of directors, which includes three public appointees and 12 downtown property owners, business owners, and/or residents. The board sets policy direction, which is implemented by a multi-disciplinary team under the oversight of the executive director.

Our mission is to grow, strengthen and promote the economic health and vitality of Downtown Miami. As an autonomous agency of the City, the Miami DDA advocates, facilitates, plans, and executes business development, planning and capital improvements, and marketing and communication strategies. We commit to fulfill our mission collaboratively, ethically and professionally, consistent with the Authority’s public purpose.

More About DDA

  • Maps
    • Maps showcasing our three districts: Central Business, Brickell Financial, and Arts & Entertainment as well as resources to give you a better sense of Downtown Miami. 
  • DDA Agendas & Minutes
    • We are committed to being transparent about what we do to improve Downtown Miami, and as such, we make the agendas and minutes from our board and committee meetings available to the public. 
  • DDA Budget
    • The budget summary for the Miami DDA's fiscal year 2016-17.
  • DDA Procurement
    • An archive of Requests For Proposal/Qualifications that have been issued by the Miami DDA. 
  • DDA Staff
    • Our team is actively working to improve the economic health and vitality of Downtown Miami. 
  • DDA Board
    • Our board members along with public appointees and Downtown property owners help guide the Miami DDA.
  • Media Center
    • The latest news coverage on Downtown Miami along with several videos, images, and the most current press releases. 

Connect With Us

Alyce M. Robertson
Executive Director
Jennifer Rodero
Enhanced Services & Quality of Life, Senior Manager
Patrice Gillespie Smith
Planning, Design & Transportation, Senior Manager
Erik Austin
Enhanced Services & Quality of Life, Coordinator
Kenia Silva
Office Assistant & Receptionist
Christina Crespi
Deputy Director
Kim Hills
Marketing & Communications, Senior Manager
Yami Roa
Marketing & Outreach
Ilona Vega
Business Development
Elena Bondarenko
Government Relations
Kevin Garrett
Field Operations Supervisor, DWNTWN Enhancement Team
Prisca Tomasi
Administrative Assistant
Neal Schafers
Urban Design & Capital Improvements
Eugene Gordon
Field Technician, DWNTWN Enhancement Team
Isaac Pineira
Office Assistant & Graphics
Cecilia Core
Accounting & Finance, Senior Manager
Niki Mangan
Business Development
Emerson Calderon
Creative & Design
Antoine Williams
Business Concierge
Alvin Brantley
Field Technician, DWNTWN Enhancement Team
Wanda Mendez
Flagler PIO
Ivonne de la Vega
Board Secretary
Kathryn Angleton
Research + GIS
Henry Burse
Field Technician, DWNTWN Enhancement Team
Elvira Manon
Executive Assistant


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