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Downtown Boulder Partnership’s VP of Marketing, Terri Takata-Smith, Earns Leadership in Place Management Certification

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Downtown Boulder Partnership’s VP of Marketing, Terri Takata-Smith, Earns Leadership in Place Management (LPM) Certification

LPM designation is commissioned through the International Downtown Association (IDA) 

Boulder, CO [June 10, 2022] –  Terri Takata-Smith, VP of Marketing at the Downtown Boulder Partnership, has recently obtained the designation of Certified Leader in Place Management (LPM) from the International Downtown Association (IDA). She  joins a community of professionals who demonstrate the knowledge and skills to manage and lead a place management organization.

“Over the past two years in particular, the field of place management has played such an important role in keeping communities connected – both virtually and once again in person,” said Takata-Smith.  “Place management professionals from across the nation band together for support, encouragement and sharing of best practices. The International Downtown Association has been a tremendous resource.  I was inspired by colleagues from across the nation who share a passion for place management and obtaining the LPM certification holds me personally accountable to a certain level of excellence that I hope will benefit Downtown Boulder as we bring our downtown back to life.”

To become an LPM certificant, Takata-Smith met eligibility requirements, passed a rigorous examination, pledged to uphold IDA’s Code of Ethics and committed to ongoing professional development in the practice of place management.

The LPM certification program provides professionals the ability to demonstrate proficiency in all aspects of the place management profession while also maintaining a commitment to ethical conduct and personal and professional growth. The exam is comprised of subject matter included in the seven core domains of professional practice developed by IDA. These domains include Leadership Development; Organizational Management; Economic Development; Policy and Advocacy; Public Space Management and Operations; Planning, Design and Infrastructure; and Marketing, Communications and Events.

For more information about IDA’s Leadership in Place Management (LPM) certification, visit


For more information:

General public: 303-449-3774

Press: Emi Smith, Marketing & Communications Coordinator

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About Downtown Boulder Partnership

Downtown Boulder Partnership (DBP) is a non-profit organization, originally founded in 1984 as Downtown Boulder Incorporated, dedicated to the continued preservation, promotion and enhancement of Downtown Boulder as the heart of the greater Boulder community.  With a mission to maintain Downtown as the center of commerce, government, culture and leisure, DBP’s membership supports the overall vitality of Downtown through public advocacy, political involvement and by producing year-round community events that enhance the Boulder experience for residents and visitors. 

About the International Downtown Association

The International Downtown Association (IDA) is the premier organization for urban place professionals who are shaping and activating dynamic city center districts. Our members are downtown champions who bring urban centers to life, bridging the gap between the public and private sectors. We represent an industry of more than 2,500 place management organizations, employing 100,000 people throughout North America and growing rapidly around the world. Founded in 1954, IDA is a resource center for ideas and innovative best practices in urban place management.