International Downtown Association (IDA)

1275 K Street NW, Suite 1000
Washington DC 20005

Phone: 202-393-6801
David Downey, CAE, Assoc. AIA, IOM, President & CEO
Allison Shashok, Vice President of Membership, Marketing & Operations


Member Description
Place management professionals drive significant change in every major metropolitan area in North America in an industry that is growing rapidly around the globe. IDA members are involved in all segments of city center management and in all types of organizations (nonprofit, government and business). They develop tools and strategies to address a broad range of issues impacting how people live, work and play in cities.


Association Description
The International Downtown Association (IDA) is the essential membership organization for professional place management leaders worldwide. Our members are city builders and downtown champions who bring urban centers to life, bridging the gap between the public and private sectors. We represent an industry of more than 2,500 place management organizations, employing 100,000 people throughout North America and growing rapidly around the world. Founded in 1954, IDA empowers place management leaders with knowledge, research and public policies for creating prosperous city centers, commercial neighborhoods and livable urban places for all.

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Allison Shashok
Vice President of Membership, Marketing & Operations
(202) 798-5926

Carolyn Dellutri
Director of Professional Development
(202) 798-5915

Tracie Clemmer
Director of Corporate Relations
(202) 798-5918

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