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Meet our Four Committees

CCRT utilizes Main Street’s Four Point Approach, a proven method of comprehensive commercial district revitalization.  Below are our four committees which work together to build a sustainable and complete community revitalization effort.  There is a committee chair and volunteers for each of the four committees.  We are always looking for hard-working, passionate volunteers to join this exciting and rewarding endeavor.

Design

The design committee creates programs and projects to enhance the look and feel of the downtown district.  Historic building rehabilitation, street and alley clean-up, landscaping, street furniture, signage, visual merchandising and lighting all improve the physical image of the downtown as a quality place to shop, work, walk, invest in, and live. Design improvements result in a reinvestment of public and private dollars to downtown.

  • Complete streetscape improvements 
  • Coordinate spring plantings downtown
  • Evaluate existing physical assets for needed upgrades
  • Work with local artists adding art to our community
  • Manage holiday decorations

Chair:  Michele Gallagher | gallagher565@comcast.net 
Meetings: First Thursdays, 4 p.m. at Chehalis Coworks

Economic Restructuring

The economic restructuring committee involves analyzing current market forces to develop long-term solutions. Recruiting new businesses, creatively converting unused space for new uses, and sharpening the competitiveness of Main Street’s traditional merchants are examples of economic restructuring activities.

  • Create and manage Facade Improvement Program
  • Maintain and promote Empty Building Inventory
  • Monitor economic performance and progress
  • Promote business opportunities downtown
  • Review infrastructure needs & carry out related projects 

Chair:  Trevor Elliott | trevorelliott4@hotmail.com 
Meetings: Fourth Fridays, Noon at Sweet Inspirations   

Promotion

The promotion committee works on projects to create excitement and vibrancy downtown. Tourism programs, retail events, and image development campaigns are some of the ways the promotion committee provides education on what’s downtown and encourages customer traffic. Promotion involves marketing an enticing image to shoppers, investors, and visitors.

  • Produce Experience Chehalis & Lewis County Visitor Guides
  • Manages social media & e-newsletter campaign
  • Promotes Chehalis community & business events
  • Manages Choose Local First program
  • Manages ChehalisFest
  • Oversees www.ExperienceChehalis.com

Chair:  Lindsey Senter | lindseysenter@gmail.com
Meetings:  First Wednesdays, 9:00 a.m. at Market St. Bakery

Organization

The organization committee involves building a framework well represented by community partners and businesses.  Comprised of CCRT Board of Directors. Focused on building a strong organizational structure and stability to build and maintain a long-term effort.

  • Manages CCRT budget and finances
  • Promotes CCRT to community partners
  • Establishes CCRT policy
  • Manages B&O Tax Incentive Program
  • Oversees Executive Director

Chair:  Andy Skinner | askinner@reliableenterprises.org
Meetings:  Third Thursdays, 3 p.m. at City Hall