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    Catch 22
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    Father and Son Antiques
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    Raleigh Times Bar
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DRA Annual Meeting + Downtown Achievement Awards Ceremony, presented by PNC


  • Thursday, February 15, 2018 5:30 pm - 8 pm

LOCATION: Raleigh Convention Center - 500 S Salisbury St

The Downtown Raleigh Alliance (DRA) cordially invites you to its Annual Meeting + Downtown Achievement Awards Ceremony, presented by PNC, to celebrate individuals, businesses, and organizations whose contributions are making a significant impact on the downtown renaissance. This premier networking event is for stakeholders and community advocates interested in supporting a vibrant and more connected downtown. Connectivity is particularly important as plans take shape to adjoin Dorothea Dix Park, the city's most expansive green space, to downtown Raleigh. Throughout the evening, DRA will explore opportunities to create connected spaces and share valuable insight on the opportunities that await.


Michael Van Valkenburgh is a world-renowned landscape architect selected to lead on the Dorothea Dix Master Plan. As head of one of the country’s leading landscape architecture firms, Valkenburgh provides senior leadership on a wide range of projects, including the ongoing completion of Brooklyn Bridge Park, the bold realignment and urban transformation of Toronto’s Don River, and the intimate Monk’s Garden at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston. Valkenburgh is a registered landscape architect in more than 25 states and in Canada, and is a Fellow of the American Academy in Rome as well as the American Society of Landscape Architects. Valkenburgh received the ASLA Design Medal in 2011 and is the Charles Eliot Professor in Practice of Landscape Architecture at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design.



Registration is open until Tuesday, February 6:

DRA Members: $80

Non-Members: $100

Agenda and additional info to follow. All sales are final. No tickets will be provided. Registered attendees will have a nametag available at the registration desk. If you need to make adjustments to attendee names, please contact us at office@downtownraleigh.org.





















Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina


Clark Nexsen

Duke Energy

Hobby Properties



The Kane and Dillon

NC Museum of Natural Sciences

Paragon Bank, a division of TowneBank

Residence Inn Raleigh Downtown

The Spectrum Companies

Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP

The YMCA of the Triangle




18 Seaboard

Alfred Williams & Company

Allied Universal

AT&T North Carolina

Avison Young

Balfour Beatty Construction

Blue Ridge Realty

CALYX Engineers + Consultants

Campbell Law School

Campbell University MBA - Downtown Raleigh

Carolina Ballet

CBRE | Raleigh

Clancy & Theys Construction Company

Coastal Federal Credit Union

Colliers International

Duke Raleigh Hospital

French | West | Vaughan

HagerSmith Design

Highwoods Properties, Inc.


Marbles Kids Museum & IMAX Theatre

Morningstar Law Group

NAI Carolantic Realty

NC Retail Merchants Association

North State Bank

Pepsi Bottling Ventures

Raleigh Marriott City Center


Ray Price Harley-Davidson


TradeMark Properties

US Foods


Williams Mullen