The Pensacola Downtown Improvement Board (DIB) is an independent state agency funded by a special tax levy on properties within its district boundaries. The district consists of 40 blocks that encompass the urban core of downtown Pensacola. A five (5) member Board of Directors comprised of downtown property/business owners governs the agency and sets policy. Over 100 volunteers who are business/property owners and/or residents within the Downtown District serve on one or more of the eight committees that help guide the the DIB Board of Directors. The Board's policy direction is implemented by the Executive Director's oversight of a multi-disciplined management team.
The DIB's Mission Statement and Goals & Priorities for the 2013 Fiscal Year listed below were established by the DIB Board of Directors to guide the DIB staff & committees from October 1, 2012 to September 31, 2013.
The Pensacola Downtown Improvement Board exists to continue the removal of commercial blight, enhance property values, encourage economic development, attract commercial and residential development into the urban core, and beautify Downtown Pensacola.
Goals & Priorities for FY 2013 - 2017
- Attract more quality retail establishments to Downtown
- Increase residential offerings and occupancy
- Increase visits to downtown by tourist and non-residents
- Increase community awareness about the value of Downtown and the DIB
DIB budget for FY 2013
The FY 2013 budget was considered and approved on Thursday, August 9, 2012.