Community Involvement

The Downtown Alliance Board is made up of 12 at large representatives who represent commercial property interests in the Central Business District bounded by 300 East, North Temple, 400 South and Interstate-15. Six additional ex-officio members represent the Salt Lake City Redevelopment Agency, Salt Lake City Mayor, Salt Lake County Mayor, Salt Lake City Council, Visit Salt Lake and Downtown Merchants Association. The Board sets policy objectives and provides oversight for the Downtown Alliance and its affiliated companies and programs. The Board meets monthly. Members also serve on the Salt Lake Chamber Board of Governors. New members are nominated and elected by the existing Board. Members serve two year terms with an unlimited number of possible terms.

Development Committee: The Downtown Development Committee provides a platform for downtown stakeholders interested in developing and implementing economic development strategies and influencing public policy that enhances downtown's economic prosperity and regional competitive advantage. This group advocates for important issues to improve the ability of downtown Salt Lake City to compete for additional investment and for stakeholders to achieve their property and investment goals. Downtown Development Committee meetings are held on the third Wednesday of the month from 8AM-9AM at the Downtown Alliance offices on 175 East 400 South, Suite #600. If you are interested in joining this committee please contact Jesse Dean at  or 801-328-5045.

Downtown Rising: Downtown Rising is a nexus between public and private interests in advancing community goals for Utah's urban center. Downtown stakeholders commit to unfinished projects from the original Downtown Rising Plan as we identify aditional priorities for Utah's capital city. The Downtown Rising Steering Committee meets on a quarterly basis and is a membership initiative of the Downtown Alliance. If you are interested in learning more about Downtown Rising please contact Jesse Dean at  or 801-328-5045.

The Downtown Merchants Association is a business organization that has been advocate for Downtown business owners for more than 75 years. It is attended by business owners or their representatives with the goal of discussing downtown issues related to business, getting updates on upcoming relevant events, and creating new ways to develop the downtown business core. It is open to any business in the downtown area, and meetings are held monthly at different business locations. If you are interested in joining this committee please contact Greg Yerkes at  or 801-328-5075.

The Downtown Safety & Maintenance Committee meets monthly on the first Tuesday of the month from 8AM-9AM at the Downtown Alliance offices on 175 East 400 South, Suite #600. This committee provides an opportunity for stakeholders, business owners, the Salt Lake Police Department, government officials and homeless services providers to come together to stay informed and share feedback regarding safety, cleanliness and homeless related issues in the downtown core. This committee provides a way to connect with various entities to share concerns as well as ideas and advocate for solutions to address these issues. To participate or for more information, please contact Camille Winnie at