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Downtown Mesa Association Announces New Executive Director
By Claire Natale - Tuesday Dec 19, 2023
The Downtown Mesa Association, a private, non-profit organization dedicated to the beneficial economic growth and business development of the downtown area, is excited to announce that Terry Madeksza will become the president and executive director beginning Jan. 2024. Madeksza succeeds Nancy Hormann, who served as president since 2020 and has plans to retire.

“The executive committee and I are thrilled to have Terry bring her expertise to Downtown Mesa,” said Tim Sprague, chair of the Downtown Mesa Association. “Having an experienced leader take over for Nancy will help continue our initiatives to bring growth and vibrancy.”

As the new executive director Madeksza will continue the important work of creating a hospitable and welcoming environment for businesses, residents, investors, and visitors, while enhancing downtown events and programming creating more opportunities for people to come together.

Madeksza received her Bachelor of Science from American University. She has been in the downtown management industry for more than 25 years, most recently serving as the executive director in Flagstaff for eight years. Before Flagstaff, Madeksza worked for Downtown Phoenix, Inc. for 16 years.

“I am honored to step into this new role with Downtown Mesa,” said Madeksza. “I am excited to help shape the future of Downtown Mesa - bringing new businesses, activating public spaces, offering engaging events and supporting continued investment. The time for Downtown Mesa is now.”

Downtown Mesa’s one square mile is home to more than 50 locally owned businesses, breweries, restaurants, and shops. The Downtown Mesa Association promotes and coordinates initiatives and events year around that include arts and culture, education, dining and more. The non-profit advocates on behalf of local businesses through policy development.

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About Downtown Mesa Association
The Downtown Mesa Association is a private, non-profit organization dedicated to the beneficial economic growth and business development of downtown Mesa, the city’s central business district and original square-mile townsite. We accomplish this through policy development, advocacy, and program management functions conducted on behalf of downtown property and business owners, and in cooperation with public and other private-sector partners.