Washington Main Street Community ED Hub

Welcome to the WMS Community ED Hub! This is your one-stop shop for your most frequently used links and resources, upcoming events, your full yearlong calendar, and more. Have fun exploring!

Your Best Friends

Print, bookmark, or save — these are the documents and web pages you likely use the most!

Upcoming Events and Deadlines

  • January 9 at 8 a.m. MSTCIP Q1 opens for applications.
  • January 11 at noon. Main Street 101. Register here. Also open to your staff, boards, and volunteers.
  • January 13. 2022 Q4 Report due.
  • January 24-26. Winter Leadership Meeting in Gig Harbor* (Virtual option to be offered). Please RSVP to let us know if you’re attending in person or virtually. We have two room blocks set up:
    • Maritime Inn: Call 253-858-1818 to make your reservation. Please mention that you’re with the Washington Trust for Historic Preservation to ensure they know you’re part of our room block and that you receive the business discount ($10 off). Room block is released on January 3, so be sure to book before then.
    • Best Western / Wesley Inn: Call 253-858-9690 or book online. If you call, be sure to mention the room block to receive the group discount. Room block will be released on January 10, so be sure to book before then.
  • February 8 at noon. Board Chairs Training. Share the registration link with your board chair!
  • February 15 at noon. Board Members Training. Share the registration link with all of your board members (including chairs), especially incoming board members and those less than 18 months into their role.
  • February 22 at noon. Main Street Tax Credit Incentive Program Refresher. Register here. Recommended even if you’ve recently attended a training or have been working with the program for years, and also open to your staff, boards, and volunteers.

Meet the WMS Team

As your state coordinating program team, we are excited to provide you with support, guidance, and a listening ear. Feel free to reach out by phone or email with all of your questions, concerns, ideas, and celebrations.

Breanne Durham
WMS Director

Jonelle McCoy
Main Street Specialist

Lydia Felty
Resources Coordinator

Luke Hallowell
Economic Vitality Specialist

Michelle Thompson
Design Specialist

Your primary point of contact for everything from general questions about Main Street to best practices for working with your board, businesses, and volunteers. Also available for venting, processing, and celebrating wins!

Focuses on Affiliates and start-ups. As an accredited Community, you may not be reaching out to Jonelle much, but you’ll certainly get to know her at events and trainings.

Wondering how other Main Streets have tackled a specific issue or looking for placemaking research? Questions about the MSTCIP, planning grants, or events and trainings? Lydia’s your gal!

EV extraordinaire! Reach out to Luke about all things EV — resources, support, data analysis, and more — as well as quarterly reports.

Michelle is the Certified Local Government Coordinator for the state Department of Archeology and Historic Preservation (WMS is a program of DAHP). Reach out to Michelle with your design and CLG questions!  

Email Breanne

Email Jonelle

Email Lydia

Email Luke

Email Michelle

*Main Street Community directors are required to attend a minimum of 2/3 of leadership meetings each year. A board member can attend one of the meetings on your behalf, if needed. Main Street Community directors must attend the annual state conference.

See WAC 25-50-050-3 for more information about participation and reporting requirements.