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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Cherisse Evans

Executive Assistant

Christine Haddeman

Finance and Human Resources Coordinator
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Monica Morrill

Administrative Assistant
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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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DLBA hosts several signature events throughout the course of the year to activate the Downtown area. This promotes Downtown as an entertainment venue, highlights local businesses, entertains residents and visitors while increasing the value proposition and image of DTLB.
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Nalysia Tea

Events Coordinator
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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

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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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Mariah Hoffman

Placemaking Manager
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