Tiffany Faublas, marketing director for the West Palm Beach Downtown Development Authority, has been named one of 30 urban champions for the International Downtown Association’s 2018 Emerging Leaders Fellowship program.
In addition to Faublas, this year’s group of industry professionals hail from three countries and 21 provinces or states, including Cape Town, Calgary, Honolulu, New York City, Anchorage, Sioux Falls, Sacramento, Houston and Denver.
Alumni of this program are fast becoming sought-after leaders for the future of city building worldwide.
“The success of our fellowship program, launched in 2016, underscores how critical this training is to our growing industry,” said David Downey, president and CEO of IDA. “This is the only program of its kind created specifically for urban place management professionals.”
The Emerging Leader Fellowship is a week-long program bringing together IDA professionals from within the urban district management industry. The fellows learn essential leadership and place management skills and gain practical tools in the areas of place-based economic development, the live-work-play experience, and public-private partnerships.
“IDA’s Emerging Leaders Fellowship is a highly sought-after program in the urban district management industry, and I’m so excited to have the opportunity to learn with some of the industry’s brightest professionals,” said Faublas. “The skills and insight I’ll gain will be directly applied to enhancing the live-work-play experience in Downtown West Palm Beach.”
“The International Downtown Association is looking to build the future of our industry, and these accomplished executives are the rising stars of our profession,” said Downey. “With this program, we’re educating and inspiring the next generation of leaders.”
The program takes place June 17-22, in New York City featuring intensive instruction delivered by IDA partners at Baruch College, City University of New York, Times Square Alliance and Coro New York Leadership Center. Professionals from several business improvement district organizations across the city provide technical in-the-field training.
The event takes place at various locations throughout Manhattan with field visits provided by several local leaders.