About the Director, Street Activity Permit Office

Dawn Tolson, Director SAPO
Dawn Tolson

Dawn Tolson joined the Mayor's Office of Citywide Event Coordination and Management on December 1, 2014 as the Director of Street Activity Permit Office. She is responsible for overseeing the permitting of street festivals, block parties, farmers' markets, and special events on City streets, sidewalks, curb lanes and pedestrian plazas.

Ms. Tolson spent eight years with American Council On renewable Energy (ACORE) as the Senior Vice President of Events and Information Technology, where she coordinated the planning, marketing and logistics for all ACORE conferences, teleconferences, special events and programs. She was also responsible for managing the design and marketing of all ACORE websites.

Prior to joining ACORE, Ms. Tolson worked as the Program Director of Reaching Out to Others Together (ROOT) a Washington, DC based nonprofit. Ms. Tolson previously spent over seven years working as a Marketing Director and Coordinator in the entertainment industry. She created and managed tours for independent and signed artists, working with labels including Disney Music, Universal Music Group, and Sony Music Group.

Dawn Tolson attended Howard University in Washington DC, and currently resides in Harlem.