Executive Director, Downtown Delray Beach (FL)
Laura L. Simon is the Executive Director of the Delray Beach Downtown Development Authority, a special taxing district established in 1971. Simon joined the organization in 2010 and in the process created award-winning marketing campaigns and events that consistently drive positive economic growth throughout the downtown community. Most recently, she led the Reopen Task Force through the COVID-19 pandemic in collaboration with the City, CRA and Chamber of Commerce to regain the momentum for this resort town and rebuild the community. As a native of Delray Beach, Florida, as well as a tourism management professional, her enthusiasm and passion for promoting this unique destination is contagious as well as impactful.