Volunteering in your community is a rewarding experience. The Ellensburg Downtown Association appreciates the time and talents donated by those who get involved. Whether you are interested in a seat on a committee or the Board of Directors, looking to get involved in a specific event, or wanting to donate just an hour a month, we have the perfect opportunities for you.
The 4-Point Approach
The EDA follows the National Main Street Center’s proven 4-point approach to downtown revitalization. A ten-person Board of Directors provides the framework for our work in downtown Ellensburg, and within the context of this program are active committees. Each committee (Organization, Promotion, Design, and Economic Revitalization), develops plans and strives to continuously improve and build on those plans with the ultimate goal of a highly successful, historic downtown economic center. Join us in our journey!
- Organization Committee:
Fundraises, communicates the EDA mission, promotes EDA events, and recruits volunteers.
Gain skills in communication, community outreach, and more.
- Promotions Committee:
Markets and promotes the downtown and its businesses through events, increasing awareness, and image enhancement.
Gain skills in marketing, event planning, promotion, networking, and more.
- Design Committee:
Facilitates projects related to beautification, signage, historic preservation, and pedestrian amenities.
Gain skills in design, historic preservation, networking, and more.
- Economic Restructuring Committee:
Enhances the downtown marketplace through business recruitment, retention, and entrepreneur development.
Gain skills in networking, marketing, business planning, community development, and more.
To find out more about the four committees and their roles with the EDA and downtown Ellensburg, click below:
2016 EDA Committee Workplans
Volunteers are the backbone of the EDA and we appreciate all of the time and energy they donated. Spend several hours a month or a few hours a year giving back to your community and making a difference. Decide how you want to be involved.
Get involved in the mission by:
- Participating in a committee
- Joining the Board
- Running a meeting
- Organizing an event
- Planning for the future
Use your talents to:
- Create promotional material
- Write articles for local publications
- Design displays
- Offer education or training
Donate a few hours to assist with:
- Setting up and clean up for an event
- Help run an event
- Distribute information
- Welcoming new businesses to downtown
- Keep downtown clean
Some of our events include:
- Hoedown in the Downtown
- Buskers in the Burg
- Girls Night Out (Spring and Holiday)
- Moments to Remember
- Elves’ Workshop
- Downtown Trick-or-Treat
- Downtown Clean-Up
The involvement of downtown businesses is vital to the success of the EDA. Whether through partnerships, Main Street Tax Credit contributions, or event participation, we appreciate their support.
If you’d like to volunteer your time and talents with the EDA, please fill out and submit our Volunteer Sign-Up Form.