Downtown Long Beach Associates (DLBA) President and CEO Kraig Kojian was named president of the California Downtown Association’s (CDA) Board of Directors at its annual conference, which took place this week in Sacramento. Kojian has served on CDA Board since 2010.
“It is an honor to serve as the President of CDA Board,” said Kojian. “CDA continues to provide resources and learning opportunities to the downtown industry, allowing organizations to learn from one another’s experiences and established best practices. By working with CDA, member organizations from across the state are able to make connections and improve their services and programs. I’m excited to work to expand the role of CDA and continue the outstanding work it has instituted.”
Established in 1971, CDA represents thousands of diversified businesses throughout California, including downtown associations, cities, chambers of commerce, business districts, supportive vendors and consultants. Its primary purpose is to advocate on behalf of its membership, exchange information pertinent to business districts and to formulate solutions to mutually shared challenges.
“We’re excited to have Kraig’s leadership on our Board,” said CDA executive director Gurbax Sahota. “Kraig has extensive experience in the Downtown industry, and his guidance and insight will help CDA expand its leadership role in the downtown industry.”