DTC Partnership: the collective voice of DTC.

Downtown Columbia Partnership proudly serves a new urban district that embraces its future as an exceptional business, residential, retail, and cultural destination. We promote the growth and vitality of this community and its businesses, implement beautification projects, support transportation initiatives, and host events that bring people together.

Our Goals

DTC is rising. And DTC Partnership is here to make sure it is a progressive, vibrant, unique-in-every-way environment for everyone.

We support and promote a sustainable, walkable, remarkable place where businesses and people thrive.

We welcome visionaries, dreamers, and doers with open arms. The more they know about Downtown Columbia, the more they realize this is the best location for their business and a place that fits their desired lifestyle.

Businesses prosper here. Why? Because we deliver the kind of invigorating and inspiring environment customers and employees want to be part of every single day.

Residents love living here. They find a lively community with a variety of entertainment, leisure, and outdoor activities, services, and jobs at their doorstep.

Our job is to foster a physical and cultural environment that will become a magnet for the creative class. Downtown Columbia’s location, surroundings, schools, and overall quality of life support this.

Who We Are


Greg Fitchitt
President, Development
The Howard Hughes Corporation

Nancy Tucker
Community Relations Manager
The Howard Hughes Corporation

Ruth Hoang
VP, Development
The Howard Hughes Corporation

Valdis Lazdins
Director, Planning & Zoning
Howard County Government

Milton Matthews
Columbia Association

Barb Nicklas
Sr. General Manager
The Mall in Columbia

Vanessa Rodriguez
Director of Marketing
The Howard Hughes Corporation


Phillip Dodge, Executive Director

Advisory Committee

Chuck Bubeck
Ease Technologies, Inc.

Tom Glaser
Howard Community College

Michael Jack
Ho.Co. Revenue Authority

Joan Lancos
Community Advocate

Barbara Lawson

Leonardo McClarty
Chamber of Commerce

Kristy Myers
The Metropolitan

Elizabeth Kromm
Howard County General Hospital

Larry Twele
Howard County EDA

Lynn Foehrkolb
Town Center Village Board