DLBA Seeks Candidates for Board of Directors

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The Downtown Long Beach Associates (DLBA) is seeking candidates interested in serving as a member of the organization’s Board of Directors for its 2011-12 fiscal year beginning October 1, it was announced today by Board Development Committee Chair, John Thomas.

Charged with managing Downtown Long Beach’s property-based and business improvement districts, the DLBA is committed to enhancing and improving the image of Downtown Long Beach through a wide range of programs that include the Clean & Safe Teams, advocacy, business recruitment and retention, marketing and promotions, special events production, residential engagement and capital improvements.

Covering a geographic area that encompasses 120-square blocks and serving more than 1,700 business and commercial property owners, the DLBA is governed by a volunteer Board made up of 30 stakeholders and community representatives, each of whom are elected to a two-year term.

The organization invites all Downtown stakeholders who are interested in serving on the Board of Directors to complete and return a Biography Sheet, which can be downloaded at www.dlba.org. The deadline for submission is May 27, 2011, after which members of the Board Development Committee will review submissions and interview potential candidates.

“We welcome this opportunity each year to hear from and meet with community members who want to be more involved with the DLBA,” said Thomas. “The work of this organization, in concert with our civic and community partners, has a profound impact, which is both enjoyable and fulfilling to be a part of.”

Once the current Board has approved its slate for candidates, the organization will facilitate a ratification process whereby stakeholders are invited to participate.

For more information about the DLBA, please visit www.downtownlongbeach.org or call (562) 436-4259.

About DLBA:

The Downtown Long Beach Associates is a non-profit organization operating on behalf of the property owners and tenants of the Business Improvement District. It is dedicated to the management, marketing, security, maintenance, advocacy, and economic and community development of the assessment districts in cooperation with the City of Long Beach and the private sector.

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