Skip to Main Content

2023 State of Downtown Boise

Presented by

Wednesday, September 13th, 2023
Treefort Music Hall

3:00pm - 6:00pm
Program 3:45pm - 5:00pm

State of Downtown
 is a chance to celebrate a year of accomplishments and progress for Downtown Boise and the Downtown Boise Association. The 2023 event will feature remarks from Mayor Lauren McLean, special guest speaker David Dixon, the announcement this year’s Downtowner of the Year, networking, music, and more. Please join us as we gather to reflect and look ahead at exciting times to come!

– Beverages & Networking
– Program including guest speaker David Dixon & Mayor Lauren McLean
– Networking & Music

We were please to present Don Porter from our Downtown Maintenance Team (DMT) with the 2023 Downtowner of The Year Award! Thank you Donnie for your contributions to the Downtown Boise community.


2022 Annual Report          DBA 101 Video          Glide on Grove Skate Rink + Donate 

About our guest speaker David Dixon

David Dixon FAIA - Stantec’s Urban Places Fellow

Residential Architecture Magazine named David to their Hall of Fame as “the person we call to ask about cities.” He has led planning in post-Katrina New Orleans, revitalized downtowns for cities large and small, and initiated a broad reappraisal of the role of density in building more livable, resilient, and equitable communities.

David’s impact has not gone unnoticed—he has won dozens of awards from the Congress for the New Urbanism, American Institute of Architects, American Planning Association, and International Downtown Association. A Fellow of the American Institute of Architects, David was honored with the Institute’s Thomas Jefferson Medal for “a lifetime of creating livable neighborhoods, vibrant civic spaces, and vital downtowns.”

David co-authored Urban Design for an Urban Century (Wiley, 2015) with Lance Brown FAIA and co-edited Suburban Remix: Creating the next generation of urban places (Island Press, 2018) with Jason Beske AICP.

Interested in becoming a supporting sponsor?
Please contact Mel Khampha at (208)472-5252 or