About Downtown Greater Council

Message From the President

Kristi StokesWelcome to Duluth’s Downtown Waterfront, where our businesses are nestled around the western tip of majestic Lake Superior.

Since 1984, the Greater Downtown Council has served as a common voice for the central business district, dedicating its efforts toward promotion and development in our downtown. We are pleased with the progress and invite you to enjoy an experience like no other. Whether it’s visiting our unique shops and restaurants, enjoying the cultural offerings, exploring the lakewalk or attending an event after work, there’s something for everyone in Downtown Duluth.

In 2005, the GDC took on another mission, serving as the management entity of Duluth’s Downtown Waterfront District- A Special Service District. Through this district, we have further strengthened the downtown, making it cleaner, safer and friendlier. But don’t take our word for it, experience it first-hand and you’ll know why we’re proud of our jewel along Lake Superior.

Kristi Stokes
Greater Downtown Council