Our Vision

To enhance the economic and cultural impact of downtown Centralia while preserving it’s history.

Our Mission

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.

2019 Board Members

President: Tory Graf
Vice President: Sara Gingerich
Treasurer: Muriel Wheatley
Secretary: Meja Handlen
Member at Large & Past President: Jan Rockwell-Nontell
Member at Large: Maritza Lopez
Member at Large: Bob Mohrbacher
Member at Large: open
Member at Large: open

2018 Partner Liaisons

City of Centralia Liaison: Rebecca Staebler
Lewis County Liaison: Edna Fund

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 & Tory Graf

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: Jan Nontell

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.