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About the Downtown Management District
The El Paso Downtown Management District (DMD) is a municipal government focused on and delivers economic development-driven initiatives, projects, programs and services that create a more vibrant, welcoming environment. The DMD is governed by Board of Directors which adopts the annual budget and provides strategic guidance to achieve the organization’s mission.
The organization is primarily funded by assessment revenue from property within the district and supplemented through collaboration on specific projects and programs with the City, County, and other local organizations and individuals. The district (pictured on the right) is generally bounded on the north by Wyoming Street, on the south by the Cessar Chavez Memorial Hwy, on the west by Santa Fe and Paisano, and on the east by Ochoa and Alley G (Kansas).
The FY 2015-2016 assessment rate was $0.12 per $100 of property valuation, the same as the year the DMD was created.
To promote economic development by providing services that champion a vibrant Downtown El Paso.
(L to R) Joe Gudenrath, Rudy Vasquez and Terry Mais. Not pictured – Analissa Carreon.
The staff of the Downtown Management District oversees a wide variety of projects, programs, and services that contribute to the overall vitality of the area. You will see us in the office and out in the district. Please don’t hesitate to visit or stop us on the street.
DMD Programs, Projects and Services
The Downtown Management District provides a wide variety of services throughout the downtown area. Below are some of the major efforts. Click the program to learn more about each.
- Start Up Downtown Initiative & Event
- DMD Organized Special Events
- Special Events & Permitting
- Downtown Grant Programs
- Banners/Wayfinding/Compactor Sponsorship Opportunities
- Bike Rack Request Program
- Welcome Ambassador Program
- International Downtown Association: Value of U.S. Downtowns and Center Cities Project (El Paso, TX)