New City America, Inc. (NCA) organizes and empowers communities through the formation and management of business and community-benefit assessment districts. NCA is the only company that forms districts, consults with district management corporations, and provides maintenance and public spaces on behalf of the community, thus gaining full understanding of the stakeholders’ visions and needs relative to sustainability and cost-efficiency. We organize and implement all stages of public campaigns to create special assessment districts, from investigation to petition drives and final balloting. We adapt to various business communities’ needs by developing strategies that support historic, ethnic, arts and culture, institutional, transit-oriented, blighted, rural, or exclusive urban commercial districts. NCA has facilitated district campaigns in many languages including Spanish, Vietnamese, Japanese, Chinese and Korean. No two assessment districts are exactly alike; their purposes and demographics are unique and diverse. As entrepreneurial enterprises, these districts are dynamic centers of creative thinking at the local level, channeling private-sector energy towards the changing and growing needs of each community. Private-public partnerships help play an important role in the implementation of a comprehensive community and economic development strategy. Through district formation and district management, NCA creates opportunities to transfer and sustain the administration of public services from governments to community-based organizations. Self-management of these districts by nonprofits creates good-paying jobs, leverages public resources, and maintains economic security for area businesses and residents. NCA manages an exceptional team of affiliates to provide your city or district management corporation with the best services available in today’s market.
New City America, Inc. works with urban communities across the United States to facilitate the formation of districts with sustainable revenues, ultimately empowering communities with hyper local administration that increases the quality of life for all those who live, work and play there.
Marco Li Mandri
Marco Li Mandri has been involved in business district revitalization efforts since 1988. His company, New City America, has established 90 Business Improvement Districts/Community Benefit Districts across the U.S. One of the most effective, shining gems of Li Mandri’s managed districts is San Diego’s Little Italy neighborhood, which now stands as the most coveted neighborhood in San Diego and the most pristine and successful cultural Italian neighborhood in the country.
As a native San Diegan, Li Mandri has become a national leader in the field of business and community development revitalization. Li Mandri is currently working in Little Italy, Downtown Chula Vista, Downtown Glendale, Downtown Hayward, Western SOMA/San Francisco, Downtown Downey, Downtown New Bedford, Oakland’s Chinatown, Coast Village/Santa Barbara, and many other districts throughout the country. New City America is perhaps the premier company on the west coast which forms similar districts and manages them. Li Mandri has also assisted in writing local legislation to accommodate special needs of property-based maintenance districts and has authored the California State ordinance allowing greater flexibility in establishing property assessment districts that has been adopted by the cities of San Diego, Oakland, Los Angeles, San Jose, Alameda, Berkeley, Glendale, Arcadia, San Leandro, Vallejo, Redwood City, and San Francisco.
Laura Li Mandri
Chief Operating Officer
Financial Manager (Little Italy San Diego Contract)
Brand Communications & Public Affairs Director
Chris has been with New City America, Inc. since February 2000. Chris’ original professional focus was in graphic design, but he has expanded his skillset to encompass district branding (logo development, amenity concept and branding, banners, etc.), website oversight (management of CMS websites), social media management (preparation, primary postings, etc.) event coordination, donor cultivation, public and government affairs, and policy development. Chris currently oversees the day-to-day operations, as the District Manager, of New City America’s Little Italy San Diego contract. Chris supports all other New City America contracts with a specific emphasis on branding, public relations and social media oversight, event concept and execution, parking programs, and additional leadership/advisory role.
Executive Assistant & Project Coordinator
Dominic Li Mandri
Dianne Serna De León
New City America, Inc.’s mission is to create efficient and self-sustaining cities, neighborhoods and public spaces for the generations of today, tomorrow and the future.