Night Mayors: What it Takes to be Your City’s Nightlife Champion

 

Though the title varies—Night Mayor, Night Czar, Nighttime Economy Coordinator, Director, Night Manager—the expectations are the same: a designated liaison among government, business and community stakeholders responsible for promoting music and culture, branding a city’s social experience and maintaining public safety and quality of life in nightlife districts.

During this closing session discussion, each panelist will identify the top three lessons learned, recommendations for cities interested in creating a similar position, and the future of nighttime management in the US and globally.

CLOSING SESSION DISCUSSION PANEL

Thomas C. Chatmon, Jr.
Executive Director
Downtown Development Board
Orlando, FL

MODERATOR

Sarah Hannah-Spurlock

Nighttime Economy Manager

Office of the City Manager

Fort Lauderdale, FL

Ben Van Houten
Business Development Manager
Office of Economic and
Workforce Development

San Francisco, CA

Allison Harnden
Nighttime Economy Manager
City of Pittsburgh, PA

Shawn Townsend
Director
Mayor’s Office of Nightlife & Culture
Washington, DC

Ariel Palitz

Senior Executive Director

Office of Nightlife
Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment
New York, NY

Scott Plusquellec

Nightlife Business Advocate
Office of Film and Music
Seattle, WA

BRIAN BLOCK
Entertainment Service Manager
Music and Entertainment Division
Austin, TX

dominique greco
Project Manager
Downtown Development Board
Orlando, FL

 

 

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