Liz Price Leaves NoMa BID on a High Note
NoMa Business Improvement District (BID) President Liz Price has announced that she will be stepping down from her post at the helm of the BID later this summer. Ms. Price will be relocating to Frankfurt, Germany, for a few years with her children and husband, a German national, in September. The NoMa BID Board of Directors has begun an immediate search for a chief executive officer to replace her.
“It will be very tough to fill Liz’s shoes,” said NoMa BID Board Chair Bruce Baschuk, Chairman of The J Street Companies. “Since she assumed her responsibilities in 2007, Liz has done an incredible job of building the organization and shaping the character and image of the neighborhood itself. NoMa is the fastest growing neighborhood in the city and the BID is recognized citywide as an effective, creative and collaborative organization – and Liz has been the driving force behind this success. We are sad to see her go, but wish her all the best in her next adventure.”
“The decision to leave is bittersweet,” said Price. “I am grateful for the tremendous opportunity I had to lead the BID during this exciting time in NoMa’s evolution. I have never had a job that was more rewarding, challenging, impactful or fun. I am so proud of what we accomplished over the last four years, especially the wonderful and talented team we have assembled who will continue to propel the neighborhood to new heights.”
The Board hopes to fill the President position as soon as possible. Those interested in applying for the position should contact Louise Stoner Crawford at [email protected] or (202) 441-8913. View a full job description on the NoMa BID web site.
Since Ms. Price helped launch the NoMa BID in May 2007, the BID has grown to six full-time staffers and seven ambassadors, plus a Clean Team of 15 people contracted through Gospel Rescue Ministries.
Notable BID accomplishments during Price’s tenure include:
- Worked with brokers and real estate professionals to market the neighborhood resulting in: 3 million square feet leased in NoMa in the last three years, including CQ-Roll Call, Mathematica, GSA and the Department of Justice;
- Promoted the area to local and national retailers, resulting in 17 new retailers opening in three years;
- Led the effort to create a tax increment financing district to purchase land for NoMa parks (legislation is pending before the DC City Council);
- Completed a strategic branding campaign that resulted in large-scale advertising and place branding initiatives throughout the neighborhood;
- Created NoMa Summer Screen, now in its fourth year and attracting more than 350 people each week, for free movies under the stars;
- Launched several neighborhood continuing events including the NoMa Farmers Market, a 20-week concert series in two locations, and ZestFest, a two-week fall festival of arts, music and fun;
- Spearheaded arts and cultural programming including partnerships with Artomatic, Solas Nua, Cultural Development Corporation and others.
- Worked to reduce crime by 44 percent over four years and placed more than 25 homeless individuals into permanent housing;
- Collaborated with neighborhood nonprofits and local organizations to give back to the community through food drives, youth outreach, community clean ups and more.
NoMa is a vibrant, growing neighborhood north of Union Station and the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. In the last five years, private developers have invested more than $3 billion in the 35-block area covered by the NoMa BID, and have plans to develop more than 20 million square feet of office, residential, hotel, and retail space. In 2010, more than 6,000 people moved into NoMa to live or work; and eight new retailers opened for business. NoMa has 15 modes of transportation, including two Red Line Metro stops, and the best biking facilities in DC, with the only East Coast Bikestation, the 8-mile Met Branch Trail, and six Capital Bikeshare stations. NoMa is the most connected neighborhood in Washington, DC. For more information about NoMa, visit nomabid.wpengine.com and sign up for our bimonthly newsletter. Follow us on Twitter @NoMaBID; or Facebook at www.facebook.com/nomabid.
Submit cover letter, resume and 3 references by August 19th, 2011 to Louise Stoner Crawford at [email protected]. View the full job description.
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