State of Downtown

Downtown’s premier business event returns to the Hyatt Regency Downtown on Tuesday, January 21, 2020 8-10 a.m.  This annual celebration of Sacramento’s thriving urban core highlights the projects and amenities recently completed, developments under construction and previews exciting new initiatives and projects coming to downtown Sacramento.

Produced by Downtown Sacramento Partnership, State of Downtown attracts an audience of nearly 1,000 business professionals and community leaders and includes an address by Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg. This year, Dr. Drew Pinsky – known to television and radio audiences as Dr. Drew – will keynote and Hope Cooperative will be awarded the JVance Stewart Award for Community Service.


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Dr. Drew

Dr. Drew Pinsky is a board-certified physician and an addiction medicine specialist and the former host of Dr. Drew Midday Live with Leeann Tweeden on KABC radio. He is also host of multiple podcasts including: “The Adam & Drew Podcast,” “This Life,” and “Weekly Infusion.” A much sought after guest on the talk show and news circuits, Dr. Drew has evaluated the pathology of the increasingly growing homeless crisis across the state.

In addition to maintaining an outpatient medical practice and an inpatient and critical care presence at medical hospitals throughout Pasadena and the San Gabriel Valley, Dr. Drew served over two decades as Medical Director for Chemical Dependency Services at Las Encinas Hospital, a free-standing psychiatric facility in Pasadena, California. His work as a doctor of internal medicine/addiction specialist and broadcaster has imbued him with the rare ability to examine issues through the lenses of practical experience, scientific evidence and pragmatism.

Highly educated and deeply passionate, Dr. Drew is uniquely qualified to offer perspectives on a wide range of topics. He received his undergraduate degree from Amherst College and his M.D. from the University of Southern California, School of Medicine, where he remained for his residency. He then became Chief Resident at Huntington Hospital in Pasadena. He is a Diplomat of the American Board of Addiction Medicine and the American Board of Internal Medicine and was appointed to the Alpha Omega Honor Medical Society and has a Fellowship with the American College of Physicians (FACP).


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Take a closer look at the 2019 State of Downtown:

It was a remarkable year with the completion of key projects like Kaiser Permanente’s Downtown Commons Medical Offices and the opening of 43 new businesses that are changing the way people experience downtown. With more people living, shopping and coming downtown than ever before it is safe to say that our city has no plans of slowing down anytime soon.