The DLA is a citizen group, focused on issues of interest to residents of Downtown Raleigh. The group was formed in February of 2009 by a group of residents motivated by a desire to lend their voices to shaping the growth and character of Downtown Raleigh.
Our mission is to be an organized voice for Downtown residents, working together with city agencies, concerned institutions and local businesses in supporting balanced and sustainable growth for Raleigh.
We are people who live, work or play in the Downtown area and share a passion for our city. Our intention is to play an active role in helping our Downtown neighborhoods be the most livable and attractive they can be, both for us and future residents.
Membership open to those living outside downtown
Membership in the DLA is free and open to anyone, regardless of where you live. We welcome the current 20% of our membership base that lives outside of downtown as we strive to reach out and become a place of connection for our community.
Our meetings are held monthly as listed in our event calendar, and anyone is welcome to attend.
If you would like to attend a meeting or know more about our membership, then click the “Membership” link on this website.
Organizations or businesses that would like to become involved with the DLA are requested to review our Guideline for Working with Commercial Interests.