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Become a DANA Board Member in 2018! Application Deadline Sunday, February 11

Want to make an impact and improve quality of life in downtown Austin? Want to keep the downtown neighborhood social, knowledgeable, and influential? Become a DANA board member!

Apply now by telling us about yourself and the passions and know-how you would like to contribute. 


  • You must be a DANA member in good standing
  • You must live in the DANA boundaries (north of Lady Bird Lake, south of MLK, west of IH-35, and east of Lamar)
  • You must make a commitment to attend board meetings, committee meetings, and DANA events



  • Demonstrate your passion for downtown living
  • Desire to communicate on behalf of DANA board and membership
  • Organizational skills and discipline in fulfilling director responsibilities
  • Willingness to adopt the technologies used for DANA board collaboration

The deadline for completed applications for a 2018 board position is Sunday, February 11, 2018.

DANA 2018 Annual Meeting and Urban Core Happy Hour 


Join us at the DANA 2018 Annual Meeting and Urban Core Happy Hour, taking place Sunday, February 25 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Northshore Austin, 110 San Antonio St, Lakeview Lounge, 8th Floor.

Entry for DANA members is free. Become a member now or join at the door. The entry fee for non-members is $10.

Come to mingle, listen, and discuss:

* Downtown Austin highlights from 2017
* 2018 membership poll and board election results.
* Quick updates from Mayor Pro Tem Kathie Tovo and Council Member Ora Houston.

* Tasty food & drink, including food from Papadom and beer from Texas Beer Co.

Austin Energy and District Cooling Plant 3


At its June 21, 2017 meeting, the DANA board hosted a presentation from Austin Energy on District Cooling Plant 3 slated for a spot in the Seaholm District.

The cooling plant will expand Austin Energy’s chilled water system that provides air conditioning to residential and commercial buildings downtown. Cooling plants typically generate a certain amount of noise that can affect nearby residents.

Austin Energy representatives described the purpose of the plant, the location and configuration, and noise mitigation measures incorporated into the design.

Watch the video presentation here:


and view the presentation slides here:


Questions? Comments? Join the conversation in the Downtown Austin Neighbors Google Group.

DANA at 20: New Board, New Challenges


For twenty years now, DANA has been working to promote the livability of Downtown Austin. A lot has changed over those years: the downtown population has more than doubled, and we have countless new shops & restaurants, among other things.

The next twenty years are sure to bring more changes, and DANA stands ready to help ensure that the quality of life in Downtown Austin keeps getting better. Our new board & officers have been working on updating the organization in every respect. And we’re counting on our members to help us make the most of the opportunities we’re facing.

There are many ways you can get involved:

• Join a committee. We now have five active committees (Policy, Communications, Finance, Social, and Membership/Sponsorship), and they need your help! There’s a lot to do on every front. You can sign up on our get involved page.

• Follow our Facebook page.

• Follow us on Twitter.

• Join DANA’s new email discussion group, which gives members & friends of DANA a platform to share information about downtown issues & events.

• Come to our next Urban Core Happy Hour – Stay tuned for details!

Thanks for tuning in! With your help, Downtown Austin’s next 20 years are going to be even better than the last.

DANA 2017 Annual Meeting and Urban Core Happy Hour


Join us at the DANA 2017 Annual Meeting and Urban Core Happy Hour, taking place Sunday, February 26 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Google Fiber, 201 Colorado Street.

The meeting is open to members only. Become a member, or renew your expired membership, here. You can also join at the event.

We have an action-packed agenda, including:

* The DANA 2016 year in review
* Updates from special guests Mayor Pro Tem Kathie Tovo and Council Member Ora Houston
* Full Fridge will be providing tasty bites of homey, grandma recipe inspired food throughout the night.
* Libations courtesy of Dripping Springs Vodka.
* An informational presentation from Austin B-Cycle.

Enjoy the food, drinks, and the latest about what’s happening in the neighborhood!

Make your reservations now!

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