Vancouver Downtown Association Logo

Founding Mothers of Vancouver


This outstanding piece of public art is a gift to Downtown Vancouver. VDA thanks many area donors including the City of Vancouver for their generous support.

Vancouver’s Downtown Association has enjoyed a unique position of supporting the downtown community in neighborhood development and business. Through this experience, we’ve had the pleasure of meeting hundreds of women whose dedication to Vancouver has proven to be integral to our community’s success.

With this public art, we aim to recognize all the women whose hard work and commitment has made Vancouver more than a nice city – but a well – nurtured community.

There are hundreds of women who’ve helped shape Vancouver. Will you join us in honoring these women by nominating them for acknowledgement in this public display?

Nominate a Founding Mother

Pictures of Founding Mothers

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Recruitment: Downtown wants you!

As an entrepreneur (or resident or investor…), VDA knows that you have lots of options. You just want to choose a place where your employees and their families will be happy and stimulated. You want to be close to the services you need. You will look for a spot where you will be welcomed, and where you can find your favorite activities close by. Vancouver’s Downtown Association may be a tad bit biased, but we have gathered some of our thoughts about the topic. Take a look. You’ll see why we love it here in Downtown Vancouver, Washington. vda-recruitment

To download download a PDF version, click here

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Why do we love Vancouver, WA?

It’s all about balance.

Great schools, quiet open spaces, and a charming downtown balance with easy access to world class art, entertainment, cuisine and attractions without the stress and expense of big city living.

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