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Downtown Residents Council - Cincinnati, OH

Stepping Out Downtown

DRC Social

5-6:30pm April 24

Morton's Steak House

Our social on Tuesday, April 24th will be at Morton's Steakhouse Carew Tower on 441 Vine Street. Join your DRC friends from 5-6:30 PM for happy hour at the bar with a view of Fountain Square. The happy hour menu (use link above)...
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Music Live at Lunch

12:10pm April 24

Christ Church Cathedral, 318, E. 4th

Christ Church Cathedral's weekly concert series, will feature various performers.. These free concerts are presented on Tuesdays at 12:10 p.m. Patrons may bring their own lunch or purchase lunch at the cathedral for $5. Featured ...
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Be Sure to See...

Help Stop Panhandling. Cincinnati has a very detailed law controlling panhandling. See how it protects you. Additionally, here is a helpful brochure on how you, your neighbors and your colleagues can make change without providing spare change.

Secure Your Vehicle. Learn more about how you can better secure your vehicle with this downloadable brochure from the Cincinnati Police Department.

Don't Miss Today...

Organ Concert

4pm April 22

Covenant First Presbyterian Church (717 ELM)
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Membership has its benefits! A growing number of downtown merchants offer discounts to DRC memberts. See our current list. Why not join today?


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We encourage you to join us at our monthly meetings - 6 pm the second Tuesday in the Tower Room of the Public Library. Minutes for our last twelve meetings are available here.

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Message from Gary Bryson

Three new Board Members, Christian Rahe, Mary Heimert and Lisa Sprague were elected at the April DRC meeting to three year terms. Tim Nolan was also elected to a second three year term. Please join me in welcoming them to the DRC Board.

The DRC Board elected new DRC Officers at our April Board meeting. Sue Byrom will serve as President, Al Bunker as Vice President, Mary Jacobs as Recording Secretary, John Stringer as Treasurer, and I will serve as Corresponding Secretary.

I also want to thank retiring Board members who have contributed their time and efforts over the last three years. They have helped me immeasurably during my term as President, and have made the DRC a better organization. Brigid Almaguer served as our Social Chair, responsible for twice monthly socials, as well as the highly successful Holiday Parties.

Rose Emory served as Recording Secretary until a few months ago, churning out monthly agendas and meeting minutes. Melissa Ullman was our Membership Chair responsible for recruiting new members and maintaining current members. Brenda Shawver served in several capacities, including Treasurer and Corresponding Secretary.

I also want to thank Sue Byrom, John Stringer, and Al Bunker for all of their help and diligence during my term in their capacity as DRC Officers. Sue will be a strong and effective DRC President, as will Al as Vice President, and John as Treasurer.

Thanks also to Dennis O'Connor who will be our new Membership Chair, Mary Heimert who will be our new Social Chair, and Caitlin Douglas who will continue as our Speaker Coordinator.

I want to specially recognize the amazing efforts of Ginnie Sclosser for her efforts as Social Outreach Chair. Ginnie coordinated the generosity of our DRC members to provide for those in need during the holiday seasons, as well as for students in need at Rothenberg school. Special thanks also to Jackie Bryson for publishing the weekly DRC newsletter which has grown to almost 1000 subscribers, and to Al Bunker for his Clean/Green work and Rick Dieringer for his work managing our website.

in addition to those mentioned above, thank you to Board members Andy Reiss, Tim Nolan and Victoria Pershick. And finally thank you to all of our amazing downtown members and neighbors.

DRC is an all volunteer organization. Without the amazing efforts of the folks mentioned above, and supportive and involved members, we would not be the successful organization we are.

Gary Bryson

Our Downtown on the Move

Downtown Cincinnati is now home to over 6,000 residents, with more arriving every month as new condos and apartment homes are completed. The Downtown Residents Council works to develop a community atmosphere, conducts projects to improve the quality of life, and voices concerns of residents at City Hall.

We work closely with the Police Department on safety issues and Downtown Cincinnati Inc. and 3CDC on development and promotion efforts.

Help Us Stop Graffiti! Call it in! If you see graffiti on a building, sidewalk, rack, etc. please help us get rid of it ASAP. The longer graffiti stays up, the greater the invitation for more. Please contact DCI Ambassador Director Zac Finch when you see graffiti. Zac will dispatch a team to photograph it, report it to the police and remove it. Zac's number is 513-383-5075.

Ambassador Hotline. To contact a DCI Safe and Clean Ambassador, call their hotline at: 513-623-3429. In an emergency, always call 911.