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Board of Directors
Downtown Tempe Authority


Eric Sather
Tempe Mission Palms

Dana Gillis
Vice Chair
Marriott Residence Inn 

Jarett Brock
Cousins Properties

Lori Foster
Downtown Tempe Authority Inc.

Charles Huellmantel
Charles Huellmantel & Affiliates



Arlene Chin
ASU Foundation

Danielle Gilligan
Westin Tempe

Colin Diaz
Tempe Chamber of Commerce

Charles Goffnett
Brand X & Alphagraphics

Tim Gomez
ASU / Office of Government and Community Affairs

Rosa Inchausti
City Manager, City of Tempe

Curt Kremer
George Oliver

Michael Martin
Tempe Tourism

Hassan Elsaad
Islamic Cultural Center

James Neal
Resident, Orchidhouse

Christopher Palma
Spinelli's Pizzeria

Angela Topolosek

Bryan Decker
CORE Spaces

Julian Wright
Pedal Haus Brewery

Board of Directors has appointed interim President & CEO Lori Foster to a permanent role as Chief Executive Officer.

The next scheduled Board of Directors meeting will be 8:30am on April 17, 2024 at Hayden House.  Board Meeting Minutes from the previous twelve months are below:

February 21, 2024

December 20, 2023

October 18, 2023

August 16, 2023

May 10, 2023

February 2023

Board Nominations

We are currently accepting nominations for individuals to serve on the Board of Directors. There are currently four seats open for election or term renewal. Any members of the Downtown Tempe Authority (property owners and merchants within the district) can nominate individuals to be added to this list. All nominations must be received by 5pm on May 15, 2024.

Any member is also eligible to vote on the proposed Board of Directors. The members and the Board of Directors will vote at the Annual Board Meeting, June 19, 2024, at 8:30am at the DTA offices (unless location is updated). Those elected serve a three-year term commencing July 1, 2024. All meetings are open to the public. Any general members wishing to attend the June 19th Annual Board of Directors Meeting and vote, should register at the DTA office by May 10, 2024, or by sending an email to Lori Foster (Secretary) at  Click HERE for the nomination form. 

For previous meeting minutes, email Jane Mittness.

Click HERE to view the Downtown Tempe Authority Bylaws

Click HERE to view our Mission and Vision

Click HERE to view the Strategic Planning Dashboard


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