About Us

The idea for the City District has been over a decade in the making. Conceived during the Great Recession of the early 2010s, the City District is comprised of business owners working together to strengthen economic development in Downtown Orlando. With support from local merchants, the City District has continued to grow by becoming a member of Main Street America. Our mission is to bring people together to build better businesses, be good neighbors, and strengthen the community at large.

As a Main Street America™ Accredited program, City District is a recognized leading program among the national network of more than 1,200 neighborhoods and communities who share both a commitment to creating high-quality places and to building stronger communities through preservation-based economic development. All Main Street America™ Accredited programs meet a set of National Accreditation Standards of Performance as outlined by Main Street America.

Mission

City District is a nationally accredited Orlando Main Streets not-for-profit 501(C)(6) organization that promotes and advocates for the stakeholders and businesses within the historic core and urbanized downtown Orlando corridor. The District seeks to serve as a policy influencer and a vehicle for business and community enhancement, while supporting and ensuring economic stability through event programming, design, and heightened community marketing promotions.

Vision

City District aspires to foster activity and prosperity among its stakeholders, and to be the premier downtown Orlando destination for visitors and locals alike by showcasing its homegrown businesses and exceptional surrounding venues. City District has hosted and will continue hosting quality events and preserving the iconic history and culture of our community while embracing extraordinary growth.

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Heart

Wall Street Plaza is famous for its locally owned and operated complex of bars, restaurants and nightclubs all located within one city block. What began in 1995 with just one bar, over the years has grown to 7 diverse venues with packed outdoor block parties and some of the biggest and best special events in Downtown Orlando.

Art

Wall Street Plaza is famous for its locally owned and operated complex of bars, restaurants and nightclubs all located within one city block. What began in 1995 with just one bar, over the years has grown to 7 diverse venues with packed outdoor block parties and some of the biggest and best special events in Downtown Orlando.

Restaurants

Wall Street Plaza is famous for its locally owned and operated complex of bars, restaurants and nightclubs all located within one city block. What began in 1995 with just one bar, over the years has grown to 7 diverse venues with packed outdoor block parties and some of the biggest and best special events in Downtown Orlando.

Technology

Wall Street Plaza is famous for its locally owned and operated complex of bars, restaurants and nightclubs all located within one city block. What began in 1995 with just one bar, over the years has grown to 7 diverse venues with packed outdoor block parties and some of the biggest and best special events in Downtown Orlando.

Entertainment

Wall Street Plaza is famous for its locally owned and operated complex of bars, restaurants and nightclubs all located within one city block. What began in 1995 with just one bar, over the years has grown to 7 diverse venues with packed outdoor block parties and some of the biggest and best special events in Downtown Orlando.

Partnerships

Wall Street Plaza is famous for its locally owned and operated complex of bars, restaurants and nightclubs all located within one city block. What began in 1995 with just one bar, over the years has grown to 7 diverse venues with packed outdoor block parties and some of the biggest and best special events in Downtown Orlando.

Board Members

Doug Taylor (P)

Founder/Owner

Church Street Entertainment

 

George Maltezos (VP)

Founder/Owner

Foundation Presents

 

Jay Manji (T)

Owner

7-11 on Pine

 

Ryan Davis

General Manager

Harry Buffalo

 

Despina McLaughlin

Public Information Officer

Orange County Government

 

 

Stacy Papp

Owner

Bay Hill Jewelers

 

 

Kirk Wingerson

Marketing Division Manager

Orlando Venues

 

 

Jose Lightner

Owner

City2Nite

 

 

Graham Jarrett

Publisher

Orlando Weekly

 

 

Thomas Bonds 

Parramore Promotion Committee Chair

Owner

Exit Realty

 
 

Aida R. Martin

Broker Owner

Midtown Realty

 

 

Jay Henry

Owner

Henry’s Barber Shop

 

 

Dominque Greco

Nighttime Economy Manager

City of Orlando

 

 

Terrence Miller

Planner II

City of Orlando

 

 

Keith Mawardi

Owner

Mathers Social Gathering

 

 

Justin Williams

General Manager

Grand Bohemian Orlando

 

Justin Sullivan

Owner

V Group

 

 

Mitchell Ruiz

Owner

Barnes Supply

 
 

Jorge Becerra

Partner

CFS Coffee Downtown

 

 

Keri Burns

Executive Director

Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association

 
 
Staff

Rosangela Parker

Downtown Executive Director

 

Natasha Gaye

Parramore Executive Director