State of Downtown Address 2021

Last updated on December 09, 2021

Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer Celebrates the Downtown Community Gathering Together and Looks to the Bright Future of Downtown with Annual Address 

***MEDIA- please note specific media event logistics below for coverage*** 

On Monday, December 13, 2021, Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer will hold his 2021 State of Downtown Address at the Exploria Stadium in Downtown Orlando’s Parramore neighborhood.   

New this year, to celebrate the significance of events like this returning to in-person formats as the community continues to practice safety measures and get vaccinated against the pandemic, Mayor Dyer is hosting the event in a town hall style. This new format will allow for a more personal and interactive event, providing the opportunity for attendees to ask questions about downtown directly to Mayor Dyer to answer.  

As in years past, as part of the event, Mayor Dyer will also share the latest on the continued revitalization of Downtown Orlando, as well as plans and advancements for development in the area, economic competitiveness and small business assistance, amenities for everyone, addressing the challenges of housing and helping the homeless, and furthering opportunity through expansions in mobility options. 

Monday, December 13, 2021 
2:45 p.m. - Doors Open and Registration Begins 
3:30 p.m. - Mayor Dyer’s State of Downtown Address 

Exploria Stadium  
655 West Church Street 

A tradition since 1982, the State of Downtown is a fundraising event for Downtown Orlando Partnership (DOP). Pre-registration is required to attend at  Attendees are encouraged to share a photo on social media using the hashtag #DTOgether21 that shows what downtown Orlando (DTO) means to them.

For those who are not able to attend Mayor Dyer’s State of Downtown Address, live and encore presentations will be available at


Media are required to RSVP by 12 p.m. on Monday, December 13 by contacting Samantha Holsten, City of Orlando Public Information Officer, at 321-418-9361 (cell) or (email).  

Media should arrive by 3 p.m. to set up as there will be limited room for tripods and cameras. 

Please note, media will be required to present media credentials and go through security to gain entrance to the stadium.  

There will be limited media parking in Lot E (709 West Central Boulevard) located on the corner of Central Boulevard and Parramore Avenue. The parking lot entrance can be accessed off Parramore Avenue. A map linked here show the location of parking Lot E.  

After parking, media should proceed to the stadium entrance at the Supporter’s Gate located on the north side of the stadium along West Central Boulevard, directly across from parking Lot E. 


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