About the Downtown Improvement Board

The Pensacola Downtown Improvement Board (DIB) is a Dependent Special District funded by a special tax levy on properties within its district boundaries. The district consists of 44 blocks that encompass the urban core of downtown Pensacola.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Downtown Improvement Board is to enhance the district’s quality-of-life and economic success by creating a cleaner, safer and more enjoyable environment.

Goals and Priorities for Fiscal Year 2022-2023

  • Attract more quality retail establishments to Downtown
  • Increase residential offerings and occupancy
  • Increase visits to downtown by tourists and non-residents
  • Increase community awareness about the value of Downtown and the DIB

Get Involved


DIB Staff and Board

Walker Wilson Executive Director

Walker Wilson, Executive Director

Downtown Improvement Board


Cailin Feagles Director of Operations and Events

Cailin Feagles, Director of Operations and Events

Downtown Improvement Board
Chris McKean Chair

Chris McKean, Chair

Downtown Improvement Board
Jean Pierre N'Dione Vice Chair

Jean Pierre N'Dione, Vice Chair

Nathan Holler Treasurer

Nathan Holler, Treasurer

Downtown Business Owner
William Merrill Board Member

William Merrill, Board Member

Raf Simpson Board Member

Raf Simpson, Board Member

Downtown Property Owner
Jennifer Brahier Ex Officio

Jennifer Brahier, Ex Officio

Pensacola City Council, District 1
Mike Kohler Ex Officio

Mike Kohler, Ex Officio

Escambia County District II Commissioner
Gregg Harding Assistant Planning & Zoning Division Manager

Gregg Harding, Assistant Planning & Zoning Division Manager

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