DOWNTOWN DURHAM INC. ANNUAL MEETING & 25TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION
P H O T O G R A P H Y BY A M A N D A M A C L A R E N Downtown Durham Inc., an organization founded in 1993 to serve as a catalyst for downtown revitalization, celebrated its 25th anniversary during its annual meeting in November 2018 at the Durham Convention Center. While noting the growth that has happened in the past 25 years – including the increase in number of downtown employees from 3,800 in 1993 to 18,500 in 2018 and more than tripling the square footage of office space from 1 million to 3.2 million square feet – the program also looked ahead to the future and discussed how well our downtown is positioned for success over the next 25 years. Guest speaker Brad Segal of P.U.M.A. shared his insights on global trends for building downtowns.
1 Durham Magazine Vice President of Planning and Development Ellen Shannon and COO Rory Kelly Gillis. 2 Tracy Lovett, district liaison at the Office of Congressman David Price, and Andre Pettigrew, director of the Office of Economic and Workforce Development for the City of Durham. 3 YMCA of the Triangle’s Chuck Gordon, Forrest Perry, Leslie Lazaro and Laura Ferguson. 4 Former President of Downtown Durham Inc. Bill Kalkhof, current Downtown Durham Inc. President & CEO Nicole Thompson and Jessica Brock, partner at Longfellow Real Estate Partners. 5 Durham Housing Authority CEO Anthony Scott and George Habel, VP for special projects at Capitol Broadcasting Company.
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