GREENSBORO, NC (January 6, 2020) – Zack Matheny, the President and CEO of Downtown Greensboro Inc., (DGI), was elected in December to the International Downtown Association (IDA) Board of Directors. Since taking the position of DGI President and CEO in July, 2015, Downtown Greensboro has experienced tremendous growth with over $500 million in development including numerous new restaurants, shops and businesses.

The International Downtown Association is a world leader and champion for vital and livable urban centers. It maintains a wide array of resources on best practices, successful strategies, trends and research to ensure its members are at the forefront of the industry.

Matheny was elected to a three-year term on the IDA board, where he will work with leaders from across the country and internationally. The IDA board is comprised of 46 urban professionals with representatives from various Central City Improvement Districts and Partnerships in the US and globally.

“It’s an honor to be selected to serve on the board of the International Downtown Association, an organization that connects leaders who are working innovatively to create vibrant city centers,” said Matheny. “While Greensboro continues to work on its 2030 Vision Plan and how we want our downtown to look, feel and function 10 years from now, it’s an asset to have fellow IDA members who can help inspire us with the work they have done in their cities.”



“Zack’s vision and creativity will be an asset to the IDA Board of Directors,” said Tami Door, Chairman of the International Downtown Association. “We are impressed with the continued growth and vibrancy in Greensboro’s center city and appreciate having Zack’s expertise on our leadership team.”

Additional information about the IDA can be found on their website.

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