Oct 7, 2021 - Business
Denver gains downtown Dallas star
Downtown Denver Partnership CEO
Kourtny Garrett. Photo courtesy of Downtown Dallas Inc.

Kourtny Garrett is leaving her job in Dallas and returning to her roots in the Mile High City to be the CEO of the Downtown Denver Partnership.

Catch up quick: This week, Garrett, a Denver native, was named to replace departing chief executive Tami Door, who led the organization for 17 years.

  • Garrett worked on the revitalization of downtown Dallas for nearly two decades, our colleagues at Axios Dallas report.
  • During her tenure, roughly 40 vacant buildings were brought back to life, driving residents and economic growth to the city.

What she's saying: "I am passionate about the power and importance of cities in driving economic development, innovation and vibrancy," Garrett said in a statement.

What's next: She steps into her new role in January, shortly after Door makes her exit.

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