Main Street Washington (MSW) is a community and volunteer based program for improving and maintaining the heart of our city. Officially designated in 2008 as a Main Street community in the state of Iowa, MSW employs the National Main Street Center’s Four Point Approach to Downtown Revitalization. Volunteers work in a concerted fashion to enhance the social, physical, and economic well-being of our historic downtown district through comprehensive efforts in the areas of Design, Organization, Promotion, and Economic Vitality.
As a not-for-profit, community-driven organization, MSW is supported by public and private investors. Collaborative efforts and strategic partnerships which maximize return on investment and creates a culturally diverse, economically vibrant, and highly sustainable downtown district.
The award-winning MSW program is truly the product of our stakeholders, partners, and volunteers working together toward the community’s vision for downtown.
Covering the 7 block by 6 block section of downtown Washington and centering on Central Square park, MSW focuses on the economic health and well-being of downtown.
The physical appearance of the downtown is what makes Washington a unique place. Buildings in downtown Washington were constructed one at a time and reflect the characteristics and style of their owners.
Utilizing the tenets of historic preservation and economic development MSW has, through the use of the multiple grant programs that are exclusive to Main Street programs and owner investment, helped to revitalize and restore the character of historic downtown Washington.
Maddie Widmer | President
Jordan Hill | Treasurer
Emme Keith | Secretary
Mary Audia | WEDG
Michelle Redlinger | Washington Chamber of Commerce
Marcus Fedler | County Supervisors
Deanna McCusker | City of Washington