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Join us July 20 for the Downtown Arlington Annual Meeting and Luncheon

Gears of Progress, the theme for the 2022 Downtown Arlington Annual Meeting, celebrates the unique interconnections and momentum driving the creativity, innovation, energy, and progress in Downtown!

Presented by Texas Trust Credit Union, our Annual Meeting will be held in the Bluebonnet Ballroom at UT Arlington on Wednesday, July 20 from 11:30am – 2:00pm. Now’s the time to get your individual tickets or reserve a table of eight now. Don’t miss our all-star line-up!

Gear up for Gears of Progress

Our program includes a panel discussion, led by DAMC President and CEO Maggie Campbell. Panelists include Arlington Mayor Jim Ross and Dr. Jennifer Cowley, newly appointed President of the University of Texas at Arlington. They’ll discuss the significance of major milestones achieved in Downtown throughout the last 20 years – including the Levitt Pavilion, College Park District, Abram Street revitalization, Urban Union, UT Arlington’s Tier One status, and more – plus they’ll discuss ongoing investments and how we’ll further activate our community’s vision in keeping with the Downtown Arlington Master Plan.

Another highlight of our 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. Who do you think will be honored this year? At last year’s annual meeting, we were proud to recognize Wally Hardin with the Man's Shop, Arlington Life Shelter, and our 2021 Dream Builder, former Mayor Jeff Williams for their contributions to Downtown Arlington and our City.

Make sure you arrive a little early, because before lunch begins, you’ll want to take a stroll through our Downtown history walk. This installation highlights the years of progress in Downtown from the city’s earliest days, and how our district continues to drive innovation for our future.

Honoring Maverick Excellence and Downtown Leadership

If you haven’t been on campus since the pandemic, you’ll be blown away by UTA’s recent renovation of the University Center and Bluebonnet Ballroom. In honor of our 2022 Annual Meeting host, be sure to wear your best UTA blue and orange to show off your Maverick pride! During our program, we’re also planning a special salute to all UT Arlington alumni whose businesses and creative practices are located in Downtown Arlington.

Reserve a Table or Individual Tickets Now!

Sponsorship opportunities are going fast! 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.