Mayor Buddy Dyer today announced the names of the over 70 community leaders who will be on the Project DTO task force.
The group will be building a roadmap to help continue to revitalize downtown.
“This task force is unique because it allows people who are passionate about Downtown to have the opportunity to help shape its future,” Dyer said in an e-mailed statement. “With this type of collaboration we will ensure that Downtown Orlando remains the region’s cultural, economic and social hub.”
The release goes on to say that “the process will emphasize heavy public and stakeholder outreach, including crowd sourcing and interactive public experiences to gain insight into the community’s needs and interests.”
We’ll continue to keep you update with the Project DTO activities.
Here’s the complete press release and the list of Project DTO members:
Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer is pleased to announce the appointees of Project DTO – Advancing Downtown. Project DTO, compromised of more than 70 community leaders, is a taskforce for that will undertake a comprehensive visioning process that will serve as the roadmap for the continued revitalization of Downtown Orlando. The process will emphasize heavy public and stakeholder outreach, including crowd sourcing and interactive public experiences to gain insight into the community’s needs and interests. Additionally, the Project DTO Task Force will be working in coordination with the ongoing Parramore Comprehensive Neighborhood Plan.Project DTO will build on the recommendations outlined by the Downtown Strategic Transition Team (DSTT), which was launched by Mayor Dyer in 2003. The DSTT made 166 recommendations of which 136 have been completed or are in progress. In the last 10 years, through these recommendations the number of residential units in Downtown has increased by more than 80 percent; projects like the UCF Center for Emerging Media, the Community Venues, the movie theater and Publix have been completed and Downtown has become a more pedestrian-friendly destination with expanded public transportation options.“This task force is unique because it allows people who are passionate about Downtown to have the opportunity to help shape its future,” said Mayor Dyer. “With this type of collaboration we will ensure that Downtown Orlando remains the region’s cultural, economic and social hub.”Project DTO will be chaired by Fred Kittinger, Associate Vice President at the University of Central Florida, Brooke Myers, President of Emerge Real Estate Ventures LLC and Philip Holt, Co-founder and CEO of SPLYT will serve as vice chairs. The first Project DTO meeting will be held onWednesday, April 2. The group is expected to develop recommendations and present their findings in the first quarter of 2015.
|Executive Director, The FIEA
|President, Emerge Real Estate Ventures, LLC
|Chief Operating Officer, Full Sail University
|Executive Director, LIFT Orlando
|Urban Planner, Canin Associates
|Chief Marketing Officer, Visit Orlando
|Director Public Finance, PNC Bank
|Vice President, Orlando Health
|Senior Vice President, CBRE United States
|Senior Vice President, Florida Hospital
|Dr. David Swanson
|Senior Pastor and Head of Staff at First Presbyterian Church of Orlando
|Principal, IMDC and Managing Partner at Global One Networks, LLC
|Owner, The Courtesy Bar
|President, Downtown Orlando Condominium Alliance
|Operating Partner, Vintage Group Concepts
|President, CNL Commercial Real Estate
|Broker/Founder, uOwn Real Estate & GO3D Expansion
|Software Engineer, Orlando Health/ Joca Web Services, LLC
|President, Execu-Suites Office Business Centers
|Associate V.P., Director of State & Government Affairs
|CEO, Old Florida National Bank
|Program Manager, Full Sail University
|VP/General Manger at WOFL-TV Fox 35
|Central Florida Commission on Homelessness
|Director of Community Relations, Orlando City Soccer
|Financial Planner, MPC Solid Financial Strategies
|Dr. Falecia Williams
|Envy, Starter Studio
|Vice President, Community Relations, UCF
|Commercial Insurance Agent, Brown & Brown of Florida, Inc.
|President, MBA Orlando (Metropolitan Business Association)
|President & CEO, Row Sham Bow, Inc.
|President and CEO, Clean the World, Inc.
|Community Relations Manager, OUC and President of Association of Latino Professional in Finance & Accounting (ALPFA)
|CEO, Rocha Financial Group LLC
|President, Lake Eola Heights Historic Neighborhood Association
|Director, Thorton Park Mainstreet District
|Marketing Communications Consultant, Day Communications Inc.
|Vice President, Zynga
|President, Total Roof Services
|Founder & CEO at Purple, Rock, Scissors
|Creative City Project
|Owner, Bento Group
|Orientation & Mobility Specialist, Lighthouse Central Florida
|Orange County, Neighborhood Preservation and Revitalization Division
|Visionary and Design Director, Studio Jefre LLC
|Downtown 2.0/FBC Mortgage
|Executive Director, Mad Cow Theater
|Circle of Friends
|Senior Vice President, JP Morgan Chase
|Executive Vice President & COO, Media Management
|Attorney, Law Offices of Terence J. Delahunty Jr. P.A.
|Shareholder, Greenberg Traurig
|Vice President, WBQ Design & Engineering
|President, Crossman & Company
|Attorney, Morgan and Morgan
|Reverend Larry G. Mills
|Pastor, Mt Sinai Baptist Church
|Owner, Church Street Entertainment
|R.L. Burns Inc.
|News/Community Affairs Director, Star 94.5/ STAR CARES
|Dr. Robert Spooney
|Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church
|President, Callahan Neighborhood Association
|Parramore Community Garden
|New Image, Founder
|Chairman, Founder & CEO, TeKontrol
|President, C2 Advisors, Inc.
|President, Hello! Destination Management and Mears Transportation Group
|Chief Executive Officer, CNL Financial Group
|Wayne Automatic Fire Sprinklers
|Vice President, Highwood Properties
|Found & Owner, SC Advisors
|Manager Partner, Southern Strategy Group
|President, C.T. HSU & Associates P.A.
|CEO, Dr. Phillips Charities
|President, Lawndes Drosdick Doster Kantor & Reed, P.A.
|President, Ustler Development Inc.
|President, Central Florida Partnership
|Owner and President, Orlando City Soccer
|Vernice Atkins Bradley
|President/CEO at Votum Construction
|Orange County District 6, Commissioner
|Executive Director, Orlando Housing Authority