Once a year we gather for a deep dive into this fantastic community. This year - we celebrated those who went above and beyond to support Dumbo during the pandemic.
Alexandria Sica - President - the Dumbo Improvement District
On Thursday, April 29, 2021, 150+ members of the DUMBO Improvement District gathered together on Zoom for the first-ever Virtual Annual Meeting.
While not our usual in-person party, it was amazing to see so many Dumbonians join together to celebrate the neighborhood, and look forward to what the next year will bring.
OUR 2021 AWARDEES CELEBRATED THE DUMBONIANS WHO WENT ABOVE AND BEYOND TO SUPPORT US THROUGH A PANDEMIC.
READ ABOUT OUR 2021 MAGIC FEATHER AND DUMBO DOZEN AWARDEES HERE.
ICYMI: ALEXANDRIA SICA’S STATE OF THE NEIGHBORHOOD ADDRESS
DUMBO BID President Alexandria Sica welcomed everyone, then BID Board Chair Sayar Lonial gave opening remarks, joking that the DUMBO BID team earned their PhD in adaptability and speedy implementation this past year. He also thanked Alexandria specially, noting that 2021 is her tenth year leading Dumbo, and we surprised Alexandria with a gift - an illustration by Dumbo-based Peggy Panosh. BID business - voting to approve the 2020 Annual Meeting minutes, and reviewing the budget - followed.
She then went through all things Dumbo 2020, from pandemic response, small business pivots, and construction updates, to the many ways we worked to bring life back to the streets of Dumbo.