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Downtown Arlington Annual Meeting Honors Leaders, Remembers Michael Jarrett, and Features Q&A with Arlington Mayor Jim Ross and UTA President Jennifer Cowley

You're invited to join us at the 2022 Downtown Arlington Annual Meeting, where we'll celebrate, honor, and look ahead at the gears of progress that drive us forward! Presented by Texas Trust Credit Union, the Downtown Arlington Annual Meeting will be held in the Bluebonnet Ballroom at UT Arlington on Wednesday, July 20 from 11:30am – 2:00pm. Please note our new start time!

In addition to the presentation of our leadership award winners, we'll look into the future of Downtown Arlington with our featured guests, Arlington Mayor Jim Ross and the newly appointed president of the University of Texas at Arlington, Dr. Jennifer Cowley.

Get your individual tickets or reserve a table of eight NOW so you don’t miss our biggest event of the year!

Panel Discussion: Downtown's Past, Present, and Future

Our featured guests, Mayor Jim Ross and UTA President Jennifer Cowley, will join DAMC President and CEO Maggie Campbell for our featured panel discussion and Q&A. Together, they’ll discuss the significance of major milestones achieved in Downtown Arlington throughout the last 20 years, plus they’ll discuss what makes Downtown so unique.

Topics they’ll explore are the long-standing partnership between Downtown Arlington, the City of Arlington and UTA; past, present and future collaborations to accelerate economic development; improving connectivity within Downtown; promoting the arts as drivers of prosperity; and the ongoing commitment to nurturing a culture of entrepreneurship and innovation in Downtown Arlington.

Recognizing Visionary Leadership

Another highlight of the Downtown Arlington Annual Meeting will be the presentation of our Legendary Lionheart Award, Golden Lantern Award, and the highly-anticipated Dream Builder Award, which honors outstanding leadership and contributions to the community.

During our program, we'll also honor and remember our great friend, a true game-changer for our city and Downtown Arlington, Michael Jarrett.

Honoring Maverick Excellence

In honor of our Annual Meeting host, be sure to wear UTA blue and orange to show off your Maverick pride! We’re planning a special salute to all UT Arlington alumni whose businesses and creative practices are located in Downtown Arlington. You'll also have the opportunity to meet our 2022 UTA summer interns, who all exemplify Maverick excellence.

Reserve a Table or Individual Tickets Now

If you’d like to sponsor the Downtown Arlington Annual Meeting or purchase a table at the event, email Katie Gosa at

Want to purchase individual tickets to Gears of Progress? Visit the Eventbrite.

"Gears of Progress"
Downtown Arlington 2022 Annual Meeting, Lunch, and Awards Presentation

Wednesday, July 20 from 11:30am – 2:00pm
     11:30am: Networking
     noon: Lunch and program begins

Bluebonnet Ballroom, E.H. Hereford University Center
University of Texas at Arlington
300 W. 1st Street, Arlington, TX 76010

About Downtown Arlington

Designated by the State of Texas as the Arlington Cultural District, Downtown Arlington is where creativity, authenticity, and hometown pride thrive and drive what's next. Within its less than a two-mile radius, Downtown is home to the University of Texas at Arlington, a top tier public research university, as well as prolific visual and performing artists and arts institutions, live entertainment, exciting NCAA and professional athletics, one-of-a-kind dining and retail, and a supportive business climate. Stay in the know by subscribing to our e-newsletter and by following us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Instagram.