Austin Founder Lions Club

Downtown Austin Alliance to Transform Vacant Storefronts into Creative Spaces

  • 11 Jul 2024
  • 11:45 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Lions Municipal Golf Course

 Downtown Austin Alliance to Transform Vacant Storefronts into Creative Spaces

Thursday July 11, 2024 11:45 am to 1:00 pm

Lions Municipal Golf Course
2901 Enfield Road, Austin TX 78703

Vanessa Olson
Vice President of Communication & Marketing at Downtown Austin Alliance
Introduced by Lion John Nyfeler

The Downtown Austin Alliance is to create, preserve and enhance the vibe, vitality and value of downtown Austin for everyone.

The Downtown Austin’s Space Activation program (DASA) is a call to action for Austinites to take an active role in making downtown the place they want it to be. Through DASA, we’re transforming empty, underutilized spaces and are turning them into a platform for social impact, community connectivity, and inclusive prosperity. Through supporting diverse artists, business owners, and more, downtown sustains its vibrancy and cultivates economic, social, and cultural benefits.

About our speaker:

Vanessa Olson directs the external communication and marketing efforts of the Downtown Austin Alliance. Since joining the organization in 2017, Vanessa has contributed significantly to key projects including the community’s Downtown Vision, two strategic plans, and managing the successful 10-year authorization of the Downtown PID. Vanessa has worked to realize the Downtown Vision through co-creation of the organization’s educational events and reports, including the annual Future of Downtown event and annual State of Downtown report.

Before joining the Downtown Austin Alliance, Vanessa worked in government relations and political consulting, focusing on organizational development and grassroots lobbying.

Vanessa’s favorite activities to enjoy downtown live music at the Moody Theatre, walks around Lady Bird Lake, and experiencing the many culinary delights downtown has to discover.

For lunch you can order at Cisco's Muny Cafe in the clubhouse. If you are ordering from Cisco’s you should be there to place your order by 11:30 am.

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