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 and preserve the quality of life and economic success of Downtown Pensacola.

Goals and Priorities for Fiscal Year 2019

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

Lissa Dees, Executive Director

Downtown Improvement Board
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Michael Carro

SVN | SouthLand Commercial Real Estate Advisors
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Adam Cobb

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Jean Pierre N'Dione

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Kevin Lehman

Downtown Property Owner
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Patti Sonnen

Downtown Property Owner
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Ann Hill, Ex Officio

City Council Member, District 6
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Robert Bender, Ex Officio

Escambia County District IV Commissioner
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