Community Celebrates TLCBD Office Ribbon Cutting
On March 29th,TLCBD Board of Directors, City and State Dignitaries, community partners, neighbors, and staff gathered for a Grand Opening Celebration and Ribbon Cutting of the new TLCBD office at 512 Ellis Street. Event attendees enjoyed food and drink as they experienced office features including a large-scale Safe Passage-inspired mural by artist John Elliott, a community dream board, displays of current projects and programs, and replicas of neighborhood banners highlighting some of the Tenderloin’s many positive attributes.
The move to Ellis Street marks another milestone since the launch of Operation Leadership (2016), which saw the TLCBD develop a re-energized focus and commitment driven by a newly-identified organizational framework and core purpose:
To Lead the Evolution of the Tenderloin into a Vibrant Community for ALL.
“For the TLCBD to achieve its core purpose,” says Executive Director Steve Gibson, “it’s critical that we’re not only accessible to the community, but offer a place where the community can come together to address the issues of the Tenderloin.”
Supervisor Jane Kim led the ribbon cutting committee with inspiring words about previous years of effort such as Boeddeker Park, and the CBD’s role in convening community together. She expressed excitement for this next step and the journey ahead.
Tenderloin station Captain Teresa Ewins expressed the importance of partnership for making the Tenderloin a safer place for all. She commended the CBD for their continued help from both our Tenderloin Safe Passage Program and our Tenderloin Camera Project, which has proved successful in aiding with apprehension and prosecution of crimes in the neighborhood.
Thank you Supervisor Kim, Captain Ewins and the entire committee for your continued support and partnership.
The office offers a community meeting space to any community group working to improve the neighborhood. If you’re interested in reserving the space, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.