The Downtown Merchants Association has served as an advocate and gathering space for small businesses in Downtown Salt Lake City for nearly a century. Currently, the merchants association is hosted by the Downtown Alliance, a non-profit organization that represents more than 2,500 businesses and property owners within the Central Business District of Salt Lake City. Bounded by North Temple, 600 West, 400 South and 300 East, the Central Business District is the economic and cultural center of the Wasatch Front.

Business owners, managers, and employees are welcome to join us at the Downtown Merchants Association meetings. No membership is required, but the meetings are reserved for businesses located within the Central Business District.

The Downtown Merchants Association meets monthly, on the first Tuesday of each month, from 4 - 5 pm. Meeting locations vary, allowing us to gather within unique businesses throughout downtown.

Subscribe to the Downtown Merchants Association newsletter in order to stay up to date on our meeting locations as well as vital updates regarding downtown events, public safety, and more!

For more information, to host a meeting or consider underwriting the Downtown Merchants Association, please contact .



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Downtown Merchant Resources

Downtown Event Calendar

Stay up-to-date on events happening downtown. Visit for more information.

Downtown Ambassadors

Working tirelessly to ensure that everyone is safe and welcome downtown, the Downtown Ambassadors on the street daily help people find their way, assisting businesses and referring people in need to qualified service providers.

The Ambassadors are managed by the Downtown Alliance with generous support from Salt Lake City and Visit Salt Lake.

Ambassador services include

  • Quality of life assistance and outreach
  • Business connections
  • Hospitality escorts
  • Directions and downtown information
  • Special event information

To reach the Ambassadors, call their dispatch line at 801-541-6662.

For overall questions or concerns about the Ambassador program, contact our Urban Affairs Manager Kristina Olivas at

SLCPD Business Community Liaison

Officer Ezra Bitseedy

Connect with your Business Community Liaison Officer for resources to address issues in your neighborhood.

City Council District 4

Councilperson Ana Valdemoros

Contact your District 4 Council Representative at or contact her constituent liaison, Olivia Erickson at or 801-535-7600, with questions or comments at any time.

Salt Lake City Mayor’s Office Liaison

The Mayor’s liaison team connects the people of Salt Lake City with the Mayor and City government. Each liaison works closely with specific community councils and districts throughout the City to empower these neighborhood level grassroots organizations. They also work with individual residents, visitors, and businesses to inform and be informed about our City.

Tim Cosgrove
Community Liaison, District 4

Salt Lake City Economic Development Department

Formed in 2016, Salt Lake City’s Department of Economic Development is focused on building Salt Lake City as a vibrant, beautiful, prosperous, diverse, and authentic place – a place that is economically accessible to everyone. Known as the “Crossroads of the West,” Salt Lake City is strategically located for businesses to succeed. SLCDED works to streamline processes, provide excellent customer service, and offer an array of resources and services to recruit and retain businesses in the City, and ensure they have the tools to thrive.  Learn more at or email us at