We are excited to announce that RevitalizeWA 2015 will be held in beautiful and historic downtown




The Downtown Bellingham Partnership, along with many other local partners, has already put together a fantastic conference outline that includes conference sessions and events at the historic Mount Baker Theatre and the Aslan Brewing Company; locally sourced food, coffee, and libations; wonderful downtown tours; and a variety of hotel and local transportation options for conference attendees.

Conference Information

Pre-Conference Workshops: Wednesday, May 6

Affinity Event: Washington Trust's This Place Matters Reception at the Aslan Brewing Company: Wednesday, May 6

Excellence on Main Awards Reception at the Mount Baker Theater: Thursday, May 7

Educational Sessions & Tours: Thursday and Friday, May 7 and 8

Passionate about a topic?

  We are currently seeking educational session proposals for RevitalizeWA 2015. THE DEADLINE HAS BEEN EXTENDED and submissions are now due Friday, March 6. Please contact us if you have any questions: Sarah Hansen or Kristen Howard

Download the session proposal form here.

Keynote speaker: Della Rucker

We are delighted that the amazing Della Rucker, author of The Local Economy Revolution and Why This Work Matters, will be the 2015 RevitalizeWA keynote speaker. Della is the brains and humor behind The Wise Economy Workshop, which has a simple purpose: to help local governments and community organizations make better decisions about their future. Through focused data, meaningful participation and the wisdom and bravery to institute change Della believes we can constructively plan for our economic revitalization.

Excellence on Main Awards

Help us celebrate achievements in preservation and revitalization in Washington’s Main Street Network! Nominate your downtown project for an Excellence on Main Award. The awards are open to communities affiliated with the Washington State Main Street Network.

For a more complete description of the categories and award requirements/eligibility, please download the Excellence on Main Award Nomination Packet. The awards will be announced May 7, 2015 at the Excellence on Main Awards Reception, and are available in the following categories:
  • Organizational Excellence
  • Community Partnership
  • Outstanding Promotional Event
  • Visual Impact
  • Green Community
  • Entrepreneur of the Year
  • Economic Vitality
  • Outstanding Special Project
  • Excellence on Main Award
Please return the submission form electronically no later than Wednesday, April 15, 2015.

Sponsorship

We could not do what we do without the amazing support of our sponsors. Sponsorship of this regional event is an excellent way to showcase your business to a large, target audience.

Download our annual prospectus and see all the sponsorship opportunities we have available throughout the year. RevitalizeWA is one of many events through which sponsorship benefits are available, so choose one, or choose many!

Silent Auction

Interested in donating to our silent auction? Support the Main Street Program by donating an item, service or discount that we will auction off during RevitalizeWA. Download the donation form and return it to Kristen Howard, our Assistant Main Street Coordinator.