About Downtown Management District

The El Paso Downtown Management District (DMD) is a municipal government focused on and delivers economic development-driven initiatives, 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/I-10, on the south by the Cessar Chavez Memorial Hwy, on the west by Coldwell and Paisano, and on the east by Ochoa and Alley G (Kansas).

The assessment rate of $0.12 per $100 of property valuation, the same as the year the DMD was created.

The Offices of the El Paso Downtown Management are located at 201 E. Main, Suite 107, El Paso, TX 79901.  Our office telephone number is 915-400-2294. Office hours are typically 8am to 5pm, Monday through Friday.


To promote economic development by providing services that champion a vibrant Downtown El Paso.

DMD Staff

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.

(L to R) Joe Gudenrath, Terry Mais, Richard Bustamante, Lupe Diaz and Marilú Alemán.

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.

  • Brownfield Site Reuse & Revitalization Program
  • Area Wide Planning
  • Start Up Downtown Initiative
  • Sanitation
  • Marketing
  • DMD Organized Special Events
  • Running of the Bulls
  • Eat Authentico! Restaurant Crawl
  • Bar Stool Open (Miniature Golf Bar Crawl)
  • Downtown Living Tour
  • Special Events & Permitting
  • Downtown Grant Programs
  • Banners/Wayfinding/Compactor Sponsorship Opportunities
  • Bike Rack Request Program
  • Advocacy
  • Welcome Ambassador Program
  • International Downtown Association: Value of U.S. Downtowns and Center Cities Project (El Paso, TX)

We are located inside the One San Jacinto Building 201 E. Main Dr. on the 1st Floor, Suite 107.  You can contact us at 915 400-2294 or e-mail us at [email protected]

DMD Anti-Discrimination Policy

The Downtown Management District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, or disability internally or in the delivery of DMD programs or activities. Click Here for the entire policy.