Stepping Out Downtown

Women in the Coffee Business!

9am to 10am March 08

Cincinnati USA Chamber, 3 E. Fourth St

On International Women's Day, join us at the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber to learn about the role women play in the coffee business in Japan and across the global coffee supply chain. Margaret Swallow, a co-founder of the I...

Heart Mini Half-Marathon and Walk

7:30am to 5:00pm March 10

Downtown Area

It's time for the Cincinnati Heart Mini weekend! Encourage a friend who's participating, or just watch the fun from the sidewalk, beginning with the first race starting at 7:30am from 5th Street and Broadway. Note the all-day r...

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...

Oscar Shorts at The Garfield Theatre

4:00 and 7:00pm February 16 and February 17

719 Race St. at Garfield Place

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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?

We Meet Monthly

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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Volunteers Like Alan Bunker Make it Happen!

Alan Bunker Volunteering is a rewarding way for citizens to be engaged in their favorite parks. Those who volunteer their time for Cincinnati Parks directly contribute to a more vibrant and healthy community. The Park Board recognizes volunteers who go above and beyond to make outstanding impacts. During the January 2019 Board Meeting, Alan Bunker, a retired Forester, was recognized for his volunteerism.

Alan Bunker began volunteering for Cincinnati Parks in spring of 2017. He approached Parks staff to offer his professional expertise as an arborist. Alan initially worked in the East Region at Ault Park, but currently serves in the Waterfront Region parks pruning trees.

Alan gives average of 3.5 hours of his time twice a week. His work consists largely of pruning, including all species of trees, pruning deadwood, and increasing clearance on paths and trails. He also helps with the plant containers on the Purple People Bridge. Alan has completed over 100 hours of service in more than 30 work shifts since September, 2018. He is a steward to conservation of our natural environment, and a dedicated public servant. Alan’s service is a true asset. He not only impacts the work of our staff with a professional skill set, but brings enthusiasm and appreciation to the staff and all who work with him. Thank you Alan!

Volunteers make it happen. We can not do it without you! To learn more on how you can become an engaged volunteer strengthening your community, please visit our Volunteering Page.

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 Manager 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 513-385-5075.

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

2018 board
The 2018 DRC Board (well, most of them!) From rear, left to right: Tim Nolan, Christian Rahe, Andrew Reiss, John Stringer, Dennis O'Connor, (front) Victoria Pershick, Sue Byrom, Ginnie Schlosser Mary Jacobs, Mary Heimert and Lisa Sprague. (Not pictured: Al Bunker, Gary Bryson and Caitlin Douglas)