DowntownDC Business Improvement District (BID) Director of Public Space Operations, Gerren Price, was selected by the International Downtown Association (IDA) for its 2020 Emerging Leaders Fellowship Program. Price was selected among a group of 30 of the industry’s brightest professionals from three countries and 17 provinces or states, including Newcastle, UK; Saskatoon, SK, Canada; Cleveland, OH; Chapel Hill, NC; San Jose, CA; Boulder, CO; West Palm Beach, FL; and Birmingham, AL.
The Emerging Leader Fellowship brings together a cohort of IDA professionals from within the urban district management industry. The fellows learn essential leadership and place management skills and gain practical tools in the areas of place-based economic development, the live-workplay experience and public-private partnerships.
The program usually takes place each June in New York City. This year, due to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, the program will be delivered over a virtual platform by IDA partners at Coro New York Leadership Center. The group will meet in-person in the spring of 2021 where they will continue their learning with professionals from several business improvement district organizations across the city providing technical in-the-field training.
Congratulations to Gerren and the 2020 Emerging Leader Fellowship cohort!