Downtown’s Non-Partner

In her role as president of the Tampa Downtown Partnership, Christine Burdick makes many presentations chronicling downtown developments and underscoring priorities of the private, not-for-profit organization. Among those who are regularly privy to her project updates and mantra about the value and impact of a hub city’s downtown: the Hillsborough County Commission.

For all the good it does.

“Some still can’t find relevancy,” she acknowledged at a recent Tiger Bay Club of Tampa luncheon.

“I get not so much a brush-off,” added Burdick, “as a polite finger-tapping and ‘see you next year.'”

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