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 as merchant association Church Street District to serve businesses along Church Street, the district expanded in October of 2019 and rebranded to City District. City District is comprised of business owners working together to strengthen the economic vitality of Downtown Orlando. With the support from many of our local merchants, City District has continued to grow as an Orland Main Street and nationally accredited member of Main Street America. Together, we build better businesses, are good neighbors, and strengthen the community at large.

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.

District Regions

Creative Village

Orange Blossom Trail

Parramore Heritage

Church Street

Orange Ave

Wall Street

Our Partners

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Board Members

Doug Taylor

President

Founder/Owner, Church Street Entertainment

George Maltezos (VP)

Vice President

Founder/Owner, Foundation Presents

Jay Manji (T)

Treasurer

Owner, 7-Eleven (Pine)

Jorge Becerra

Cultural Affairs Committee Chair

Partner, CFS Coffee Downtown

Graham Jarrett

East Promotion Committee Co-Chair

Publisher, Orlando Weekly

Mitchell Ruiz

East Promotion Committee Co-Chair

Owner, Barnes Supply

Justin Williams

East Economic Vitality Chair

General Manager, Grand Bohemian Orlando

Aida R. Martin

Parramore Economic Vitality Chair

Broker Owner, Midtown Realty

Jay Henry

Parramore Design Committee Chair

Owner, Henry’s Barber Shop

Thomas Bonds

Parramore Promotion Committee Chair

Owner, Exit Realty

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

Dominque Greco

Nighttime Economy Manager

City of Orlando

Terrence Miller

Planner II

City of Orlando

Keith Mawardi

Owner

Mathers Social Gathering

Justin Sullivan

Owner

V Group

Staff

Rosangela Parker

Executive Director

Natasha Gaye

Associate Director