Downtown Download

Join us for this new bimonthly afternoon meeting series where we take a deeper look at the initiatives and issues shaping downtown. Each meeting will feature an in-depth presentation on one or two major topics related to DSA’s strategic priorities: transportation and access, economic development and the urban experience. Discussions will be led by DSA Board members, external experts or DSA partners. Specific topics will be promoted prior to each session.


Seattle’s Criminal Justice System

Tuesday, Oct. 22

  • Networking 3:15-3:30 p.m.
  • Program 3:30-5 p.m.
  • Networking 5-5:30 p.m.

DSA Offices
1807 7th Ave. Suite 900



Join us for the Downtown Download, DSA’s advocacy and economic development series where we take a closer look at the initiatives and issues shaping downtown.

At our October meeting, we’ll hear from Scott Lindsay, author of System Failure Part 2, about some of the breakdowns in Seattle’s criminal justice system that perpetuate criminal behavior. We’ll take a deeper dive into the findings of the report and what’s happened since its release. We’ll also hear about the vision for Third Avenue and lessons DSA and members have learned from other cities. In addition, we’ll discuss DSA’s holiday plans in relation to Macy’s closing announcement.

Most Recent Event

Networking Summer Social
Aug. 1, 2019

At our August social, we convened a conversation over drinks at the Cloud Room, Seattle’s most creatively inspired co-working space, in the heart of Capitol Hill. We recapped the topics covered throughout this event series and had a chance to hear from DSA’s Policy Committee about the issues shaping downtown this year.


Ken Lederman
Foster Pepper and DSA Board member

Sung Yang
Pacific Public Affairs and DSA Board member

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