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The IDA Emerging Leader Fellowship is a week-long experiential program that will bring together a cohort of IDA professionals from within the urban district management industry. The fellows will learn essential leadership and place management skills, and gain practical tools in the areas of place-based economic development, the live-work-play experience, and public-private partnerships.  Continue to check www.downtown.org for updates on the week-long program.

Where: New York City

When: June 16-21, 2019

Cost: $2750 includes program materials, breakfast, lunch and dinner.  Price does not include hotel, airfare, airport transfers, or any other incidentals you may incur.

Please submit the following items with your application.

  • Current Resume
  • High-resolution color headshot
  • Two letters of recommendation from two people we may contact regarding your qualifications.


Hotel accommodations and travel will be at the expense of the attendee.  A room block has been secured by IDA and will be announced once we have selected the cohort.  We ask that attendees stay at this preferred hotel.  Attendees will be required to arrive on the afternoon of Sunday, June 16 and depart in the afternoon of Friday, June 21, 2019.

Please complete the application below. The fellowship is limited to 28 IDA member professionals.  Applications are due to IDA by Friday, November 30, 2018 at midnight ET. 

 Applicants must be a member of IDA in order to participate.