99 Blocks - 30 Ambassadors - Serving since 2001
Primary duties are to supplement existing cleaning services provided by the City of Cincinnati and strong secondary role as public information resources to downtown visitors, workers, shoppers and residents. Areas of responsibility include Fountain Square, Government Square, Backstage and Metro Bus Shelters and Stops. Safety Ambassadors were added December 2001 to augment police services in the Central Business District. Special Projects team was implemented June 2002 to address graffiti and pressure washing needs. The District covers 80 square blocks. In 2004 we added a Social Service outreach professional to provide services to the homeless in Downtown.
Photos and Videos of the Downtown Cincinnati, Inc. Ambassador Program
Heard on the Street in Cincinnati
"You and your team should be commended!!! I am always proud of locals and visitors alike taking in our wonderful city and coming away with a terrific experience! As well, I am always pleased to see the constant, courteous and hard work the ambassadors do for downtown. Great job!"
"I want to give much needed credit to Curtis he seems like he loves his job he waves every time he walks by I know he does get a lot of notice but with out him tthis street would be crap central and I have not forgot about every one else who keeps Cincinnati clean thanks for the long hours and hard work."
Media Coverage of the Downtown Cincinnati, Inc. Ambassador Program
DCI says perception of Downtown Cincinnati improved in 2011
More people believe downtown is safer and cleaner in 2011 compared to 2010, according to Downtown Cincinnati Inc.'s annual report, which it released on Thursday. According to the results of its annual Downtown Perceptions Survey, conducted by LaVerdad Marketing, DCI reported that 63 percent of respondents believe downtown is safe, up 5 percent from 2010, and 70 percent believe it's clean, up 10 percent. According to the survey, 80 percent have an overall positive impression of downtown, up 13 percent.Read more
Downtown ambassadors keep streets clean and visitors safe
Downtown Ambassadors fan out across the City of Cincinnati every day to help keep the streets clean, provide safety and provide help for those in need. The Ambassadors cover an 80-block area from Central Avenue to Eggleston Avenue, and Central Parkway to the Banks. Ambassadors are responsible for much more than one might think at first glance. Each day, Ambassadors hit the streets as early as 5:00 a.m. to do surface cleaning, sweep sidewalks, collect garbage, clean bus stops, remove graffiti and illegal postings and keep the sidewalks clear of leaves, mud, snow, or any other natural debris.Read more