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DSA Board of Directors

 Executive Committee

Shay Atluru

President & CEO

Vice Chair
Erin Silk


Economic Development Corporation of Sarasota County

James Levin, AAMS®, CRPC®

Financial Advisor 
Edward Jones

Committee Chairs

Marketing - Open
Resident - Peter Fanning

Membership - Open

Board of Directors

Victor Scully - Downtown Resident
Jeffery Meyer, Vice President of Investments Upstream Investment Partners
Lauren Tominelli, Business Relations Coordinator Sarasota County Government
Jamie Miller, People Who Think – Innovative Advertising
Ken Jokisch, KAJ Consultants
Douglas Grosso, Broker Associate
Mark Kowalski, Purmort & Martin Insurance Agency
Doug TorrettaNelson Capital Partners


DSA Advocacy

The DSA studies issues and takes a position on policy matters that reflect the constituency.

This is an up-to-date archive of the correspondence between the Downtown Sarasota Alliance and various Sarasota City Government Offices. To view an article in a new window, please click on the links below:


During 2015 –  “Worked with the City in its attempts to clarify the banner program allowing for appropriate and tasteful displays downtown.”

During 2015 – “Worked with the City and merchants to ensure that certain festivals are handled in downtown with the least amount of negative impact on adjoining properties.”

Summer of 2015  – “Developed a comprehensive downtown map identifying key districts.”

Summer of 2015 – “Discussed with the City methods to do way finding banners.”

November 2015 – “Conferred with City parking authorities on ways to address the paid parking during peak events.”

The Legacy Trail Extension.pdf – May, 5, 2015


 Bayfront 20-20 Support.pdf– December, 16, 2014


State Street Garage Request.pdf – July, 25, 2012
Vice-Mayor Shaw Congratulations.pdf– May 17, 2012
Mayor Atwell Congratulations – May 12, 2012
Trespassing Program Support – May 07, 2012
MPO Projects Funding – May 02, 2012
Police Correspondence – April 16, 2012
Police Correspondence – April 04, 2012
Parking Input – March 19, 2012
City Commission Agenda Notification – March 19, 2012
Parking Amendment – February 14, 2012
Parking Meters Position – February 06, 2012


Ringling Picnic Support – December 05, 2011
Chalk Festival Support – August 08, 2011
Ordinance Support – June 20, 2011
Five Points Park Benches – June 03, 2011
Zoning Opposition – April 13, 2011

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