Every year the Downtown Management District partners with the City of El Paso to educate event organizers about special event policies and procedures for permitted events.
Departments such as the One Stop Shop, the Museum and Cultural Affairs Department, and the Fire Department collaborated on creating an informative presentation for special event organizers to plan a smooth permitted event.
Operations Manager for the Downtown Management District stressed timeliness, “If you’re planning on coming downtown to [organize] a special event, one of the things I recommend is to be aware of the 30 day requirement. I cannot stress enough how important that is – so make sure you reach out to me at the Downtown Management District as soon as possible.”
“During these downtown events, what we want to provide is safety for the event goers,” said Art Vega of the Fire Department.
Public relations and promotions professional Gracie Cain said to those interested in organizing an event, “It’s important to come to these orientations because, not only do you get to meet the people who are helping you with your event first-hand, but you’re also getting all the information that you need ahead of time so that you can start preparing a few months before your event.”
“When downtown’s revitalization started it was primarily events that attracted people into the [district],” said Downtown Management District, Executive Director, Joe Gudenrath.
As evidenced by the growing number of special events permitted each year in Downtown El Paso, a vibrant and kinetic future in the City’s center is promising.
For more information visit our special event permitting page or write Frank Hernandez at firstname.lastname@example.org