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Welcome DRA's New Placemaking + Activations Manager

David comes from Macon, GA where he worked in downtown revitalization at NewTown Macon. While in Macon, David led tactical urbanism projects, hosted a pop-up shop supporting 23 local entrepreneurs, and helped to establish the Downtown Macon Business Improvement District. David also served as a board member for Bike Walk Macon, the College Hill Corridor Commission, and Open Streets Macon.

A self-proclaimed “city nerd”, David holds an undergraduate degree in American studies and urban and regional planning. David was most intrigued about downtown Raleigh’s food festivals and opportunities to enjoy public space and nature.

In his role at DRA, David will focus on creative solutions and partnerships to better activate public spaces throughout downtown Raleigh. Look out for music, lights, and color during future activations & programming.

You may contact David at or (919) 821-6982.