October Meeting Speaker: Tami Door, President & CEO of the Downtown Denver Partnership

Tami Door is the President & CEO of the Downtown Denver Partnership, a membership organization that creatively plans and manages Downtown Denver so that it remains vibrant and economically healthy. The Partnership dedicates its efforts to development, retail, public policy, transportation and housing initiatives. The Partnership currently has over 700 member businesses.

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Under the umbrella of the Downtown Denver Partnership Door oversees multiple entities including the Downtown Denver Business Improvement District, the Downtown Theater District and Downtown Denver Events – Colorado’s largest producer of public events. Her organization produces popular community events that bring more than one million people Downtown each year, including Denver Startup Week, A Taste of Colorado, the 9News Parade of Lights, and New Year’s Eve Fireworks Downtown.

Throughout her ten years of leadership, she has overseen multiple key city plans, such as the 16th Street Plan and 14th Street Plan, all of which have involved a wide variety of stakeholders. Door led an 18-month process to create a twenty-year vision for Downtown, the Downtown Area Plan. It was formally adopted by City Council in July of 2007 and is now in its implementation phase.

She was selected by the Denver Business Journal as one of the Forty Under Forty in the local business community, and was included in Denver’s Powerbook List, compiled by the Denver Business Journal. She is a member of the Young President’s Organization and the Colorado Women’s Forum.  She was named the 9News Leader of the Year.

Door serves on the following committees / boards:

  • Auraria Higher Education Center Board of Directors – Vice Chair
  • Colorado Black Chamber of Commerce – Treasurer
  • Denver Commission to End Homelessness – Co-Chair
  • Visit Denver – Board Member
  • Denver Theatre District – Board Member
  • Young Presidents’ Organization – Member

Door, her husband Rick and sons Hayden and Parker live in Park Hill and enjoy skiing and water skiing in their spare time.