Phoenix Community Alliance (PCA) is an influential 501(c)(3) nonprofit community development organization that has tremendous impact on Greater Downtown Phoenix through the united vision and commitment of our Members.

Formed in 1983, when a much smaller Downtown Phoenix was in decline, PCA launched significant public-private partnerships that catalyzed quality new development in the heart of Phoenix, and contributed to our growing urban vitality. As the premier business leadership organization dedicated to Greater Downtown, PCA provides engagement opportunities that link key stakeholders, identify synergies across sectors, foster collaboration, and connect key decision makers to resources and potential partners.

Today, PCA continues to find the right opportunities for business leaders to collaborate with government – city, county, state, and local federal agencies – and with other stakeholders including educational, cultural, research institutions, and emerging industries to build the 21st century city we want. PCA continues to work closely with City of Phoenix elected officials and staff and serves as an effective platform for public/private dialogue on community and economic development issues.  As the membership affiliate of Downtown Phoenix Inc., PCA immediately connects you with all that Downtown Phoenix has to offer. PCA Members have greater access to information and opportunities that directly and positively affect their businesses, bottom lines, and impact in the community.

Meet The Staff

Jon Brodsky

Executive Director

You could say Jon Brodsky had been preparing for his role as PCA’s Executive Director for the last 15 years.


Before joining PCA in April of 2019, Jon spent a decade and a half at the City of Phoenix. There, Brodsky held leadership positions across many departments, including Communications, Parks and Recreation and Phoenix Convention Center. He also gained a deep familiarity with the entire Downtown Phoenix organization and developed strong working relationships with staff while collaborating on community programs like FitPHX, large-scale events like NCAA Final Four and PCA initiatives like the recent Talking Stick Resort Arena renovation deal and ongoing efforts to activate Margaret T. Hance Park.


Prior to being hired at the city, Jon worked as a public information coordinator for Tempe Elementary Schools and as a broadcast reporter for KPHO-Channel 5.


”I am incredibly excited to join the PCA team,” Jon said. “PCA’s board of directors, Members and staff are collaborating with businesses, non-profits, educational institutions, neighborhood groups and the City of Phoenix to continue catalyzing Downtown Phoenix’s renaissance.


“PCA’s cross-sector work demonstrates the passion and drive for innovative partnerships to benefit the community.”

Cyndy Gaughan

Director of Membership Services & Special Projects

As the Director of Membership Services & Special Projects, Cyndy manages the day-to-day operations of Membership and the ever-changing new projects of the organization. In her leadership role, Cyndy works closely with all of PCA’s Committee Chairs and Co-chairs in advancing the mission of each of PCA’s diverse advocacy projects.


As a result of her already accomplished career, Cyndy brings her award-winning, top-tier business development experience to the position and demonstrates daily her relationship development and management skills. She is a team player and a great ambassador for PCA and downtown.


Cyndy holds an Arizona Real Estate Broker License and Bachelor of Science in Business with management concentration with real-world experience in both homebuilding and commercial real estate. She currently serves as a member of the Board of Trustees for the Hance Park Conservancy and as a Director on the Board of the Evans Churchill Community Association. Her professional interests include urban commercial and residential infill development and redevelopment, strategic planning, business development, sales, management, and marketing.


As a Downtown Phoenix resident, Cyndy excited to walk the talk, living, working, playing, and learning in this thriving urban center she calls home. You’ll be sure to see her out in the community if you consider yourself a Phoenix Downtowner.

Leah Tan

Communications & Events Coordinator