The State Program is a partner, but true revitalization success is built squarely on local commitment, initiative, and follow-through. Recognizing that Washington communities interested in revitalization have a variety of situations and needs, the Washington Main Street Network has two designation options:
Main Street Community
The purpose of the Main Street Community level is to provide access to resources, networking opportunities, training and advanced resources and opportunities to communities who have an independent 501c3 or 501c6 nonprofit organization dedicated solely to downtown revitalization. These organizations have committed the necessary time and training to develop community support, financial and human resources and are implementing the Main Street Approach.
Tools unique to Washington Main Street Communities include access to quarterly leadership meetings, progress visits, and the Main Street Tax Credit Incentive Program.
Organizations seeking Main Street Community designation are asked to submit a letter of interest via email by May 26, 2023.
The purpose of the Affiliate level is to provide access to resources and networking opportunities for organizations that have an interest in revitalizing their downtown or neighborhood commercial district, but may not have the capacity at this time to meet the Washington State Main Street Community requirements.
COMMUNITY APPLICATIONS DUE JULY 14, 2023
AFFILIATE APPLICATIONS DUE SEPTEMBER 1, 2023
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Washington Main Street is here for you! Main Street Communities and partner organizations, please reach out to WMS Director Breanne Durham at 206-624-9449 or by email. Affiliates and start-up programs, please reach out to Main Street Specialist Jonelle McCoy at 509-202-4299 or by email. Get to know your Main Street team on our staff page.