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


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  • November 22, 2017 - Another arts & cultural gem coming to Downtown #Miami @icamiami https://t.co/qBRimK5wek read on Twitter
  • November 22, 2017 - RT @MiamiIndulge: Exclusive pix from @pamm's Corporate Luncheon honoring @Publix Charities: https://t.co/hCnahazBNj https://t.co/EVgjfzk9Ed read on Twitter