Why Join DSA?

We’re a nonprofit membership organization focused on creating a healthy, vibrant downtown. We believe when downtown thrives, the whole city flourishes. Our membership includes 1,700 businesses, nonprofits and downtown residents. While our members join DSA for different reasons, they all share a love of downtown and a desire to help shape our city. Membership in DSA gives you access, influence and opportunity: access to member-only events, information, business experts and political leaders; a chance to influence critical public policy issues; and countless opportunities to network and grow your business.


What Our Members Are Saying

As a DSA member, you’re part of a community of people who love downtown and care about the future of this city. Join us and become a City Maker.

New Members

BOOTS Construction Company (BOOTS) is a commercial General Contractor operating in Colorado since 2001 and recently expanded our footprint to the Puget Sound region. We present a history of excellence and personal attention on more than 2,000 projects in the following markets: corporate interiors, legal offices, lobbies and common areas, healthcare, life sciences, retail, restaurant, exterior renovations, structural modifications, and specialized tenant improvements.

Dress for Success Seattle is a local affiliate of the global nonprofit that empowers women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, development tools, and professional attire to thrive in work and in life. Our always FREE programs and services include: Career Coaching, Cohort Learning Programs, Workshops, Professional Women's Group, and Professional "Suiting" Program.


PayneWest Insurance, A Marsh & McLennan Agency LLC Company, is the Northwest’s premier insurance agency providing business and personal insurance, employee benefits and surety. Driven by a commitment to serve its clients, colleagues and communities, PayneWest employs more than 700 insurance professionals, including teams that specialize in highly complex market niches such as agriculture, construction, transportation, healthcare, hospitality, banking, medical malpractice and resource development.

PNC is one of the largest diversified financial services institutions in the United States, organized around its customers and communities for strong relationships and local delivery of retail and business banking. We help strengthen the communities where we live and work by providing resources that improve education, create stability and enhance well-being. This model allows us to address the unique needs of each of the communities we serve, through products and services, financial education, targeted equity investments and philanthropic initiatives.

Founded in 1978, SHW is a full-service experiential, meeting and event planning agency. We are committed to being the best-in-class provider of creative, high-impact meeting, event and virtual experiences for the world’s leading organizations. Our experienced and passionate team are creators, thinkers and doers. We provide creative design, world-class project management, first-class service and first-class results.

Silverstein Properties is a privately held, full-service real estate development, investment and management firm. Founded in 1957 by Chairman Larry Silverstein, Silverstein Properties has developed, owned and managed more than 40 million square feet of office, residential, hotel, retail and mixed-use properties. Best known for the redevelopment of the World Trade Center, the firm focuses on large-scale, complex development projects that enhance neighborhoods.

Wallace Wilkins, Ph.D., serves as organizational psychologist, professional coach and mediator of workplace conflicts. A graduate of UW, Wally specializes in coaching angry/aggressive/disruptive leaders and people who have engaged in sexual harassment. His practical strategies and solution-focused workshops help individuals and organizations create low-stress, low-conflict, high achievement. 206-284-1943.

Our downtown parks have become safe, lively, active destinations. DSA has led and managed the transformation to vibrant areas for all to enjoy.

— Bob Donegan, Ivar's

Contact Us

If you’re interested in learning more about the benefits of DSA membership, please contact our Member Relations team: