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About Us

DDA Holistic Story

About Us

The Authority's main areas of involvement in the downtown development include: Marketing and Promotion of the Downtown district (and its neighborhoods - The Ave [Atlantic Avenue], SOFA [South of Atlantic], The Set [West Atlantic], Pineapple Grove, US1 and Beachside) as seen through the site, Social Media, print, television, digital media, and public relations, as well as Merchant Programs and events such as Savor the Avenue, Delray Beach Fashion Week, Dine Out Downtown Delray Restaurant Week, the Mother's Day Orchid Giveaway, Shop Small Saturday and more. 

The Delray Beach DDA is also responsible for Business Development, Security and Crime, Traffic and Parking (downtown lighting, street banners, pedestrian wayfinding sign systems), and acts as a liaison in comunicating with Local Boards and City Departments.

DDA Board Meetings Meetings are regularly scheduled for the second Monday of the month, 12:00 - 2:00 p.m. Location:  Delray Beach City Hall - First Floor Conference Room. Click here to view our Board Meeting Agendas & Minutes


Team Members

Kellie Ames
Program Marketing Manager
BJ Sklar
Visitor Center Extraordinaire
Laura Simon
Executive Director
Lauren Lyall
Operations and Fun Manager

Board Members

Dr. Alan Costilo
Vice Chairperson
Mavis Benson
Mark Denkler
Dr. John Conde
Frank Frione
Pamela Ramsey
Peter Arts