About the EDA

The Ellensburg Downtown Association formed in 2004 and is a Washington State designated, and nationally accredited Main Street program. We are a grassroots local non-profit working to preserve and revitalize Ellensburg’s historic downtown using the National Main Street Center’s 4-Point Main Street approach.

This comprehensive preservation based approach to community revitalization emphasizes efforts in each of the four points — design, organization, promotion, and economic restructuring. These for points are reflected in our four committees listed below.

The EDA has a small staff and relies on local volunteers to implement its activities. Get involved today .


  • 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

Washington State Excellence on Main Awards:

  • Outstanding Economic Restructuring Success Story (2008)
  • Outstanding Promotion (2008)
  • Outstanding Economic Restructuring Success Story (2009)
  • Outstanding Public Private Partnership (2009)
  • Outstanding Achievement in Promotion for the Hoedown in the Downtown (2012)
  • Outstanding Promotional Event for Hometown Holidays (2013)
  • Visual Impact for the Street Furniture Project (2014)
  • Community Partnership for collaborative work on the Geddis Building (2014)
  • Entrepreneur of the Year to Royal Sports (2014)

2016 EDA Workplan