Kirby Fowler, Juris Doctorate

Downtown Partnership of Baltimore
Baltimore, MD

Since 2004, Kirby Fowler has served as President of the Downtown Partnership of Baltimore, Inc., a nonprofit corporation working to make Downtown Baltimore a destination of choice for businesses, employees, residents, and visitors. During his tenure, The Partnership has worked to dramatically transform a predominantly commercial district into a mixed-use neighborhood with new cultural attractions and a burgeoning residential population. With a $9 million annual budget, Downtown Partnership employs more than 100 people dedicated to: promoting economic development; producing demographic and market studies; implementing and monitoring infrastructure projects; cleaning sidewalks and streets; coordinating public safety initiatives; maintaining public space environments; overseeing park spaces and greening initiatives; marketing Downtown assets and amenities; presenting events and programing in public spaces; supporting transit alternatives; and providing business networking opportunities. Before beginning work at The Partnership, Kirby was an attorney handling matters involving land use, economic development, employment law, and contracts. Kirby also served as Special Assistant for Economic and Neighborhood Development under Mayor Martin O'Malley, where he led the creation of Station North Arts & Entertainment District. He is a graduate of Dartmouth College and New York University School of Law.

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