DLBA Departments

Charged with managing Downtown Long Beach’s business improvement districts, the DLBA is a non-profit organization committed to improving and promoting Downtown Long Beach through a wide range of programs and services that include advocacy, capital improvements, beautification projects, economic development, clean and safe, special events, marketing and communications.


Working closely with Downtown stakeholders to learn what best serves the community, the DLBA is able to establish platforms and act as an advocate for the Downtown.

Kraig Kojian

President & CEO
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Kelsey Mader

Executive Assistant
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Eileen Valencia

Administrative Assistant
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Jeremy Ancalade

Chief Financial Officer
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Justine Nevarez

Special Projects Coordinator
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Marketing & Communications

Managing a wide range of marketing, communications and promotional activities, the DLBA’s Marketing and Communications Committee raises awareness, drives consumer spending, and enhances the overall image of Downtown Long Beach.
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Lauren Mayne

Social Media and Digital Marketing Coordinator
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Economic Development and Research

The Economic Development Department guides and increases investment in Downtown Long Beach through various business recruitment, retention and expansion programs.
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Austin Metoyer

Economic Development and Policy Manager
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Morris Mills

Research & Public Policy Analyst
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Public Realm

Public Realm promotes a safe, vibrant and beautiful Downtown by developing and supporting programs and policies that foster a transit-, pedestrian-, and bicycle-friendly environment.
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Stephanie Gonzalez

Placemaking Manager
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Operations – Clean & Safe and Community Outreach

Maintaining a clean, safe and secure Downtown is integral to the DLBA’s mission and to the quality of life in Downtown.
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Steve Be Cotte

Community Outreach Manager
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Broc Coward