To enhance the economic and cultural impact of downtown Centralia while preserving it’s history.
We make good, amazing, creative, positive, worthwhile, gnarly, community things happen in downtown Centralia! We are an accredited Washington State Main Street Community, a 501(c)3 dedicated to the preservation of our city’s historic character.
The Main Street Four Points Approach®
The Main Street Four Point Approach® is a national program focusing on the revitalization of downtown commercial business districts. This approach is used in over 1,200 cities across the nation and focuses on four volunteer-based integrated committees: Design, Economic Restructuring, Organization and Promotion. For further information about the program and the Eight Guiding Principles, visit the Washington Trust for Historic Preservation website.
2017 Board Members
President: Jan Nontell
Vice President: Tory Graf
Treasurer: Dawn Merchant
Secretary: Sarah Snively
City Liaison: Rebecca Staebler
Member at Large: Andy Skinner
Member at Large: Kristina Vrooman
Member at Large: Jay Ryan
Member at Large: Holly Phelps
Member at Large: Sara Gingerich
2018 Committee Chairs
Economic Vitality: Sara Gingerich
Strengthening existing economic assets and diversifying the commercial district, by identifying potential market niches, finding new uses for vacant or underused spaces and improving business practices.
Promotion: Maureen Longley
Promoting the downtown commercial district in a positive manner, fostering community pride, social activity and economic development potential. Advertising, special events and retail promotions, showcasing unique characteristics, businesses and activities not only to shoppers, but to potential investors and visitors.
Design: Holly Phelps
Focuses on the physical assets: buildings, signs, window displays, landscaping, and environment, enhancing safety and sense of place.
Organization: Scott White
Help manage the financial and logistical aspects of the CDA partnerships. That includes raising funds, recruiting volunteers, and conducting our annual sponsorship campaign.
If you would like to volunteer your time on a committee, make a donation, or become a partner Contact Us.