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Downtown Residents Council - Cincinnati, OH

Stepping Out Downtown

DRC Monthly Meeting

6pm May 09

Tower Room, Public Library

Join your neighbors to find out about all that is going on in your community and socialize after with members of the community. After the meeting join your downtown neighbors for some food, drinks and conversation. ...

Masonic Center Breakfast Series

7:45am May 10

Cincinnati Masonic Center, Fifth St.

The Cincinnati Masonic Center and the Breakfast Lecture Series sponsoring organizations invite you, your family, friends and business associates to register and attend the Breakfast Lecture Series at the Cincinnati Masonic Center....

Be Sure to See...

Help Stop Panhandling. Cincinnati has a very detailed law controlling panhandling. See how it protects you. Additionally, here is a helpful brochure on how you, your neighbors and your colleagues can make change without providing spare change.

Secure Your Vehicle. Learn more about how you can better secure your vehicle with this downloadable brochure from the Cincinnati Police Department.

Don't Miss Today...

DRC April Social

5-7pm April 24

Burgerfi. 161 Freedom Way

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Membership has its benefits! A growing number of downtown merchants offer discounts to DRC memberts. See our current list. Why not join today?

We Meet Monthly

We encourage you to join us at our monthly meetings - 6 pm the second Tuesday in the Tower Room of the Public Library. Minutes for our last twelve meetings are available here.

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The DRC Constitution requires the Secretary to notify DRC members in writing of the candidates nominated for Trustees at least 10 days before the April meeting.
The Nominating Committee of the DRC recommends the following Slate of candidates for election to the Board of Trustees at the April 11, 2017 Members Meeting:

Gary Bryson, currently DRC President
I currently serve as DRC President, and have been a Board member for 3 years. My wife, Jackie and I have lived downtown for the past 5 years. We currently reside at Captain's Watch. I am pleased that our membership has increased and that DRC has initiated activities that have benefitted downtown residents. These include the meals cards program, new member outreach, first responder appreciation and a comprehensive weekly newsletter.

Sue Byrom, currently DRC Vice-President
I’m currently the DRC Vice President, and have served on the Board for 3 years. I moved to Cincinnati just over four years ago and knew that Downtown was where I wanted to live. I’d followed the Downtown resurgence for nearly a year while deciding where to move to from Santa Fe (via Miami and New York City). Several visits that included trips to Smale, Eden Park, the CAC and Washington Park — then still fenced in and under total renovation — made it an easy choice. I love being involved in all the activities that go on year-round and am proud to be a part of the DRC and the activities and outreach that it embraces. The socials are a lot of fun, too! Thank you for your support.

Caitlin Douglas, Research & Business Outreach Manager, DCI
I joined Downtown Cincinnati Inc. in December 2015 as Research and Business Outreach Manager. I have a degree in Urban Planning from the University of Cincinnati College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning. I’m also a graduate of Leadership Northern Kentucky, where I serve on the Community Vibrancy Day planning committee. I have been a resident of Covington for over 8 years and am active in local arts and craft shows, where I sell screen prints that I design based on my photos of local signs and buildings.

Mary Jacobs, resident at The Banks
I moved to Cincinnati about 2 1/2 years ago from Oxford, Ohio, one year after my husband of 45 years passed away from a long debilitating brain disease. I had never lived anywhere else. I wanted a complete change of environment in which to start a new chapter. Downtown appealed to me because I love being near the river, being able to walk to nearly everything, and having many options of activities to keep me busy. It was a big adventure for me, not knowing one person here, but it was the best decision I could have made! DRC has been an invaluable resource for me to learn about this urban life, make wonderful friends, and keep me abreast of current issues facing downtown residents.
I am hoping I will be able to serve others in those same areas as a DRC board member.
Thank you for this opportunity.

Dennis O'Connor, resident at the Renaissance
My wife and I relocated to the Cincinnati area from Indianapolis over 13 years ago. I have worked Downtown since the end of 2003 and it’s been exciting to watch and participate in the revitalization of the Downtown and Over the Rhine neighborhoods during those years. My wife and I decided that Downtown living was for us back in 2013 as we were spending more and more time coming Downtown for Arts and Entertainment and other activities. We moved to the Central Business district in 2014 from the suburbs and have never looked back. We were happy to find and join the Downtown Residents Council and meet many new friends who share the passion for living in such a vibrant area. I’m interested in serving on the board to support the goals of maintaining our neighborhood as a safe place to live, work and play.

Our Downtown on the Move

Downtown Cincinnati is now home to over 6,000 residents, with more arriving every month as new condos and apartment homes are completed. The Downtown Residents Council works to develop a community atmosphere, conducts projects to improve the quality of life, and voices concerns of residents at City Hall.

We work closely with the Police Department on safety issues and Downtown Cincinnati Inc. and 3CDC on development and promotion efforts.

Help Us Stop Graffiti! Call it in! If you see graffiti on a building, sidewalk, rack, etc. please help us get rid of it ASAP. The longer graffiti stays up, the greater the invitation for more. Please contact DCI Ambassador Director Zac Finch when you see graffiti. Zac will dispatch a team to photograph it, report it to the police and remove it. Zac's number is 513-383-5075.

Ambassador Hotline. To contact a DCI Safe and Clean Ambassador, call their hotline at: 513-623-3429. In an emergency, always call 911.