The Port Townsend Main Street Program is a non-profit 501 (c) 3 organization:
OUR MISSION “Committed to the preservation and economic vitality of the historic business districts...while maintaining our small town quality of life."
"Main Street" is a philosophy, a program and a proven comprehensive approach to commercial district revitalization created by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. The revitalization process is centered in four volunteer committee areas: Promotion, Economics, Design and Organization. Under the Economics Committee, our Main Street Program also has a Property Owners’ Subcommittee, and the HUD Revolving Loan Committee. The Port Townsend Main Street Program is governed by an eight-member board of directors which meets monthly.
Special event and office volunteers work on projects throughout the year.
Main Street Staff
Port Townsend Main Street Program
211 Taylor St., Suite 3
Port Townsend, WA 98368
Executive Director - Mari Mullen firstname.lastname@example.org
Administrative Assistant - Dawn Pierson email@example.com
2012 Main Street Board
Mark Cole - Upstage Bistro
Tammi Rubert Jefferson Transit
Roselynn Itti Little Rose/ShopCloset Space.com
Molly Klupfell The Chandlery at NW Maritime Center
Virginia Hillsberg Uptown Fabrics
Xoe Huffman Daily Bird Pottery
Main Street Committees
Organization (Executive Committee) Goal: Oversees membership, fundraising and program administration.
a. Membership Program and Annual Membership/Volunteer Party
b. Quarterly Merchant breakfast seminars
c. Main Street e-newsletter
d. Website maintenance and Social Media
e. Attend Quarterly Meetings/Manager Retreats
f. Outreach activities—i.e. tours, offer workshops
g. Tax Incentive Program
h. The Taste of Port Townsend
i: Concerts on the Dock
Economics (Chair Dominic Svornich)
Goal: Strengthen and broaden the economic viability of the commercial historic districts.
a. “Light at the End of the Tunnel” LENT Revolving Micro-loan fund during construction
b. Building Inventory/statistics/compile market data
c. HUD Loan Program (application process Spring and Fall)
d. Main Street Business Directory--online
e. Assist property owners/tenants/prospective business owners
f. Disaster preparedness in the historic districts (collaborate & share information)
Promotion (Chair Sue Arthur)
Goal: Promote the historic districts as the town's social, cultural and economic centers.
a. Art Wave—Children’s Art in the Stores/May and Arts Fundraiser for schools
b. Sizzling Sidewalk Sale
c. “Girls’ Night Out”
d. Merchant Welcome Signs for visiting groups
e. The Uptown Street Fair marketing assistance
f. Downtown Trick or Treat & Costume Parade
g. Victorian Holidays Celebration (Merchant Open House, Treelighting/Santa Visit, Holiday Ornaments, Hometown Holiday Sweepstakes, Street Décorations)
h. Main Street Coupon Book
i. Develop activities/ web page publicity to encompass Uptown and Downtown historic districts
j. Merchant window themes
Design (Chair Cate Comerford)
Goal: Enhance the character of the commercial historic districts through good design and public amenities compatible with historic features.
a. Adams Street Park Design and Maintenance
b. Educate members about importance of the character of the historic districts
c. Earth Day Spring Clean Up
d. Hanging Flower Basket Program
e. Participate in city design processes
f. Work in collaboration with city on streetscape plan
g. Expand winter lighting/illumination of buildings
e.Beautification of the historic district; Cotton Building restroom maintenance, rain garden maintenance, clean City Dock/Union Wharf and pressure wash sidewalks as resources allow.
Committee Participation: City of Port Townsend Lodging Tax Advisory Committee, Team Jefferson, City Wayfinding, Port Townsend Artscape