Downtown Living Advocates (DLA) Begins Year Two

As the DLA begins our second year, we are very happy to have so many of you joining us.  We can measure our growth in terms of the increase in “fans” on Facebook, Twitter “followers” and blog visitors. Though we’ve only just started on our mission, it’s already evolved and grown in accordance with the interests and talents you all bring.

We are always looking for ways to continue to build our relationship with the City Council and Planning Department, and currently have DLA members serving on the Advisory Group for the Unified Development Ordinance, and expect to have a member also join the Mayor’s new Train Task Force.

We are also building our partnership with the Downtown Raleigh Alliance, and have held joint meetings to assist in planning and promoting this year’s Raleigh Home Tour and Artsplosure.

But our most important relationship is with you, as fellow Downtown residents.  Our membership has expanded throughout the Downtown area, and we are looking to begin new committees that will allow you to become involved in areas of interest that are important to our city’s revitalization and Downtown living.  And of course we all love our social mixers, as a means to providing a fun way to meet and get together.

Pie slices in proportion to number of members, 123 as Mar 22nd, 2010

We send out a monthly newsletter that describes our events, activities and opportunities for you to get involved with us.  The easiest way for you to get on the distribution list is to Become a Member, but you can also Contact Us, and we will be happy to add you to our list.

Each month, usually the 4th Tuesday, our General Meetings are held so that we can talk and learn from each other on ways we can continue to support and advocate for Downtown Living.  The agenda for our next meeting is listed below.  We look forward to seeing you there, and at our next mixer at Tir na Nog!


  1. It is so hard to believe that it has been a year since the DLA was formed. Word of the DLA has grown quickly over the downtown residents and the local businesses. I only hope that the membership continues to grow and we as residents will continue to make downtown Raleigh a great place to live. It is exciting to live in a growing city and I look forward to a long future living here!!! Way to go DLA!!!

  2. allaboutdowntown

    March 22, 2010 at 7:56 pm

    This group tends to be very informative. I really enjoy attending the mixers and getting to know my neighbors. I recently attended a DLA public meeting and enjoyed hearing about all of the things the DLA is working on with the local agencies.

  3. Ann-Cabell Baum Andersen

    March 23, 2010 at 6:19 pm

    Great article and exciting to see Downtown residents coming together as a collective voice!

  4. Congratulations, DLA! You all have done a great job over the past year to bring residents together in an organized and productive way. We are glad to partner with DLA and look forward to working together to make downtown an even better place to live.

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