MSW is a volunteer organization with a dedicated group of core-volunteers organized into the four-point system. We're always looking for new volunteers for events or for our committees. Let us know if you're interested in getting involved.

Through our mission our volunteers are often involved with many other groups and business interests. Main Street Washington follows a strict Conflict of Interest policy which each volunteer and staff member renews annually. Click Here to View our Policy

Committees

 

Organization Committee:
This committee works to bring all stakeholders together to work more effectively to achieve a vital downtown district. Our stakeholders include merchants, lenders, governments, professionals, Chamber of Commerce, WEDG, and many volunteers.

The Main Street Washington Organization Committee is working to manage the logistical and financial aspects by:

  • Managing staff and volunteers
  • Recruiting people
  • Promoting our Program
  • Raising funds to support activities
  • Managing our finances

Organization Committee Members
Lyle Moen, chair
Abe Miller
Alissa Levy
Jean Wehr
Cyndi Redlinger

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Celebrate Washington, First Saturday in August organized by MSW's Promotions committee.

Celebrate Washington, First Saturday in August organized by MSW's Promotions committee.

Promotion Committee:
Through continued volunteer efforts our community can begin to focus on our downtown district as a source of community pride, social activity, and economic development through effective, enthusiastic promotion.

The Committee will be working to strengthen our downtown’s image and marketability by:

  • Focusing on our best assets and potential
  • Targeting our market niche
  • Helping revitalize our downtown as the community     center
  • Attracting more investors and shoppers

Promotions Committee Members
Karen Kuhlman
Virginia McCurdy
Gary McCurdy
Judy McKowen
Marge Kline
Don Kline
Marianne Hanshaw
Char Andersen
Aimee Enfield
Brenda Myers
Isabella Santoro
Leslie Allender
Angi Staley

    Design Committee:
    The Design Committee plays a key role in shaping the physical image of Main   Street as a place attractive to shoppers, investors, business owners, and visitors.

    The Main Street Design Committee is working to:

    • Educate our community about     good design
    • Provide sound design advice
    • Plan our downtown’s     development
    • Motivate people to make     changes

    Design Committee Members
    Mary Patterson, chair
    Steve Donnolly
    Bob Shepherd
    Mike Roe
    Denise Button

      Main Street Iowa's Design Specialists working on a facade design here in Washington. This is just one of the services and projects that MSW's Design Committee works on.

      Main Street Iowa's Design Specialists working on a facade design here in Washington. This is just one of the services and projects that MSW's Design Committee works on.

      Breaking ground on the Bandstand. MSW's Economic Restructuring working to make the downtown more appealing to potential new businesses and investors.

      Breaking ground on the Bandstand. MSW's Economic Restructuring working to make the downtown more appealing to potential new businesses and investors.

      Economic Restructuring:
      These volunteers work to diversify the downtown economy by identifying potential market niches, finding new uses for vacant or underused spaces and improving business practices.

      The Economic Restructuring Committee is working to:

      • Identify new market opportunities and learning     about the District’s economic condition
      • Find new uses for historic buildings
      • Recruiting new businesses
      • Stimulate investment in downtown properties.

      Economic Restructuring Committee Members
      Ed Raber, chair
      Brent Hinson
      Matt Bryant
      Brent Kromrie
      Don Kline
      Paul Heath
      Tim Elliott

      Volunteer Forms:
      We're going green! To report your volunteer hours, please submit  our online form found on the homepage. Expense reports must be printed and turned into the MSW Office with original reciepts attached.

      Volunteer Form
      Expense Report