Economic Vitality

Economic Vitality Committee

Economic Vitality focuses on capital, incentives, and other economic and financial tools to assist new and existing businesses, catalyze property development, and create a supportive environment for entrepreneurs and innovators that drive local economies. Its goal is to strengthen existing assets within the Main Street district while diversifying its economic base by providing a balanced commercial mix and attracting new businesses that the market can support.

Economic Vitality is responsible for Market Research, Business Assistance, Financial Assistance, and Property Development.

Economic Vitality – 2nd Tuesday @ 5 pm

Chair:  Richard Hinthorn 


Jason Shanks

Jane Thomas

Nancy Chaney


Design Committee

Design Committee

 Design is to enhance Main Street district’s physical and visual assets that bring it a unique character. This also means getting the district into top physical shape, creating a safe, inviting atmosphere, and directing attention to all physical elements.

Design is responsible for Public Spaces, Building Improvements, Design Education, and Enforcement.

Find the Design Grant form here:

Design Committee – 1st Wednesday @ 4:30pm

Chair: Tammy Ross

Sec: Sue Roy

Carolyn Kahle

Carolyn Williamson

Claudine King

Glenna Blair


Organization Committee

Organization Committee

Organization involves creating a foundation for the revitalization effort by cultivating partnerships, community involvement, and resources for the district. This takes working with the various groups that have a stake in the Main Street district even though those groups may not have an obvious interest.

Organization is responsible for Volunteer Development, Communications/Public Relations and Fundraising.

Organization Committee – 2nd Wednesday @ Noon (Potluck Lunch)

Chair: Mary Austin

Don Roy

Holly Cline

Radena Eisenhauer

Janell Leaming

Leadership: Dawn Brakey


Promotion Committee

Promotion Committee

Promotion positions the downtown or commercial district as the center of the community and hub of economic activity, while crating a positive image that showcases a community’s unique characteristics. It also needs to rekindle community pride while improving consumer and investor confidence in the Main Street district.

Promotion is responsible for Marketing Strategy, Image Development, Retail Promotions, and Special Events.

Promotion Committee – 1st Thursday @ Noon

Chair: Janice Shinn  

Sec: Bobbi Reaves 

Melanie Miller 

Carol Purdy 

Sammi Webb 

Terri Nash