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Thank You, Janet

The Downtown Alameda Business Association’s Board of Directors wish to thank Janet Magleby for serving as our Executive Director for these past years.  

Janet has been instrumental in injecting a renewed energy into the Downtown Association; bringing new events to the district; building member relations; and working diligently with the City to keep our downtown clean, green, and safe. 

With Janet’s departure, the Board is dedicated to finding a replacement who can match her strong qualities. 

Proclamation Declaring January 21, 2020 as Janet Magleby Day in the City of Alameda: 

Whereas, as Executive Director of the Downtown Alameda Business Association (DABA) for the last three years, Janet Magleby provided inspired leadership, promoted Downtown Alameda, built business relationships, and vigorously advocated on behalf of local businesses; and 

Whereas, Janet oversaw the addition of Park Street Landing to the downtown historic district, strengthening the connection between the waterfront and North of Lincoln Gateway district; and 

Whereas, Janet also guided the successful vote of commercial property owners to increase the Landscape & Lighting assessment, enhancing maintenance of the downtown district – a long sought, important goal; and 

Whereas, Janet originated and implemented the Clean, Green, and Safe Fund, which raises thousands of dollars from street events to improve the appearance of our downtown; and 

Whereas, Janet also introduced new and widely successful fundraising events, including the Whiskey Stroll and Hot Cocoa Crawl; and                      

Whereas, Janet worked diligently with the Alameda Police Department, the Public Works Department, and the Community Development Department, to advocate for local merchants; and 

Whereas, Janet strengthened DABA’s relationship with other local business organizations, non-profits, and community groups; and 

Whereas, Janet gained the trust and confidence of nearly every member of the association and the community through her passionate energy, hard work, dedication, and sincerity. 

Now, therefore be it resolved, that I, Marilyn Ezzy Ashcraft, Mayor of the City of Alameda, do hereby proclaim January 21, 2020 as  Janet Magleby Day in the City of Alameda and urge all residents to join me in thanking her for her distinguished service to Alameda’s business community, and for making Alameda a better place to live, work, and play. 

Marilyn Ezzy Ashcraft

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