Annual Report


The Downtown Seattle Association is your advocate for an economically competitive downtown, a vibrant urban experience, and dependable, effective transportation to and through downtown.

For the last year we’ve driven downtown’s revitalization and rallied our community around the importance of the city center to Seattle and our region. Here’s what went into 12 months of creating a healthy, vibrant downtown for all.

About Us

DSA is a nonprofit membership organization focused on making downtown Seattle a great place to live, work, shop and play through public policy advocacy, economic development, marketing, research and public realm stewardship. With funding from Metropolitan Improvement District ratepayers, we employ more than 160 ambassadors who provide cleaning, safety, concierge and park management services throughout downtown.


DSA envisions downtown Seattle as everybody’s neighborhood — a global and growing 24/7 center for business, residents and visitors that is vibrant, welcoming, clean and safe. One that is easy to get to and through and is the region’s center of innovation and culture. Downtown is a collection of 12 unique neighborhoods — each maintaining its own authentic character, leadership and sense of community. Together, they create an active and diverse urban environment with something for everyone.