About Us

The Ridgefield Main Street Program is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving the cultural heritage of downtown Ridgefield, while advocating for its future, through economic development, community events, public and private partnerships, and unified branding and marketing of downtown.

The Four Points of the Main Street Approach

The National Main Street Center and Washington Main Street Program offer a comprehensive commercial district revitalization strategy that has been widely successful in towns and cities nationwide. These points work together to build a sustainable and complete community revitalization effort.

DESIGN
DESIGN
Getting Main Street into top physical shape. Capitalizing on its best assets convey a positive visual message about the commercial district and what it has to offer.
ORGANIZATION
ORGANIZATION
Getting everyone working toward the same goal and assembling the appropriate human and financial resources to implement a Main Street revitalization program.
PROMOTIONS
PROMOTIONS
Sells a positive image of the commercial district and encourages consumers and investors to live, work shop, play and invest in the Main Street district.
ECONOMIC VITALITY
ECONOMIC VITALITY
Strengthens a community’s existing economic assets while expanding and diversifying the economic base creating a commercial district that responds to the consumers’ needs.

Mission Statement

Our mission is to create a sustainable, vibrant downtown that is the heart and soul of our city by showcasing our unique destination and history, and by nurturing our sense of community.

The Washington Main Street Program

Since 1984, the Washington State Main Street Program has been helping communities revitalize the economy, appearance, and image of their downtown commercial districts. Using local resources and initiative, the state program helps communities develop their own strategies to stimulate long term economic growth and pride in the heart of the community – downtown.

Board of Directors

Judy Hinz – President
Sandy Schill – Vice President
Frank Shuman – Secretary
Steve Coxen – Treasurer
Terry Hurd – Downtown Business Owner, Sportsman’s
Lee Knottnerus – Deputy City Manager, Ridgefield
Brent Grening – Executive Director, Port of Ridgefield
Nathan McCann – Superintendent, Ridgefield School District
Stan Okinaka – Member of City Planning Commission
Mark Moore – Downtown Business Owner, Buckets
John Main – Member of City Council