Six community members, ranging from Downtown property owners to residents, have been selected from several applicants to serve as potential Board members starting with DLBA’s upcoming new Fiscal Year.

The slate of directors was selected by DLBA’s Governance Committee earlier this year after a call for applicants and follow-up interviews. Elected Board members serve a two-year term beginning on October 1, 2022 through September 30 2024.

Board election postcards were previously mailed to all stakeholders of the Property-Based Improvement District (PBID) and Downtown Parking Improvement Area (DPIA), giving them the information needed to vote on the proposed slate of candidates. For stakeholders, voting closes on August 9 at 11:45 PM.

Candidates up for approval represent specific districts within the PBID and DPIA. Stakeholders vote on either approving or disapproving the entire slate of candidates. The slate of proposed directors is listed below:

Downtown Property-Based Improvement District (PBID)

  • Premium: Graham Gill
  • Standard: Sheva Hosseinzadeh
  • Residential Representative: Amy Chambers

Downtown Parking Improvement Area (DPIA)

  • Pine Ave: Monica Garrett
  • Waterfront: Debra Fixen
  • East Village: Rhonda Love

DLBA administers two Downtown improvement districts (business and property-based) that cover more than 150-square blocks of the Downtown core and surrounding communities and represent nearly 5,000 stakeholders. Between the DLBA Board and its various programming committees, about 70 DTLB stakeholders volunteer their time to improve the urban center’s community. The direct inclusion of members from diverse constituencies of Downtown Long Beach enables DLBA to better serve the community’s interests, address current issues and implement future solutions.

If you have any questions on voting, please reach out to DLBA Executive Assistant Kelsey Mader at KelseyM@dlba.org.