Fowler defines role and vision of Downtown Partnership


After 16 years of serving the Downtown Partnership, Kirby Fowler will be leaving his job as the President there to take over as the new President and C.E.O. of the Maryland Zoo in the spring. We thought it was an ideal time to chat with a civic leader about two very important organizations for our city and hear from another truly downtown voice about the future of our area and its challenges.

In this three-part chat, we’ll cover McKeldin Square and Harborplace, the markets of Baltimore and how to get families back to places like the Inner Harbor and the Maryland Zoo so our region’s attractions can remain vibrant.

Nestor, who lives in the area the Downtown Partnership area, had a bunch of specific questions and concerns about his neighborhood for Fowler and the role of the next mayor.

This will be a big week ahead for Baltimore Positive!

No one is covering Baltimore mayoral race better than we are and we appreciate all of our friends sharing our work this week! (It does not go unnoticed!)


(Yes…you are invited to join us!)

Thursday, February 20 – Baltimore County School Superintendent Darryl Williams at State Fare in Catonsville 11 a.m.

Thursday, February 27 – Former Baltimore County Executive and local media legend Ted Venetoulis joins us at State Fare at 11 a.m.

Thursday, March 5 – (DOUBLEHEADER) President and CEO of University of Maryland Medical System Mohan Suntha will join us at Faidley’s Seafood of Lexington Market at 11 a.m. and Frank Kelly III will be our guest for crab cakes and conversation at 1 p.m.

Thursday, March 12 – Harford County Executive Barry Glassman will join us at

State Fare in Catonsville at 10 a.m.

Wednesday, March 25 – Anne Arundel County Executive Steuart Pittman will join us at State Fare in Catonsville at 10 a.m.

Thursday, April 16 – Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh will join us at 10 a.m. at State Fare in Catonsville.

Thursday, April 23 – Scott Shellenberger will be our guest at State Fare in Catonsville at 11 a.m.


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Hope to see you around Baltimore soon…