Downtown Vancouver has weathered a storm of graffiti this summer and with social media tools that help taggers organize and target communities, the fight to keep our city clean and green is harder than ever.
Join us for our free Open Quarterly Meeting and get the latest word on graffiti from a panel of experts that includes Vancouver Police Chief James McElvain, Judi Bailey from the Office of Neighborhoods and Vancouver Attorney Jonathan Young. They’ll offer tips on fighting back… plus we’ll unveil a bright idea for downtown trees.
Finally, VDA’s Economic Development Committee has challenged three#dtVANwa businesses to a window makeover in our Winows Reboot using items on hand or borrowed…you get to choose your favorite!

Little Italy’s Trattoria
Melt Glass
Tap Union

Warehouse 23 – 100 Columbia St
Thursday 10/12 7:45-9am

Warehouse 23 – 100 Columbia St
Thursday 10/12 7:45-9am

RSVP to admin@vdausa.org to save your seat.

Economic Development | Chair – Julie Arenz

Help strengthen Downtown’s economic base while expanding and diversifying its businesses. This committee is forming a Retail Strategy that includes business retention and recruitment, improving the downtown infrastructure, and crafting an authentic message to relay the downtown experience.Meetings are the fourth Thursday of each month at 8:30 AM at VDA’s office, 811 Main Street, 98660.

Executive Committee | Chair –  Linda Glover

The Executive Committee is made up of the officers of the Board of Directors. They meet monthly to discuss VDA’s budget and other administrative activities that keep VDA running smoothly.  These meetings are not open to the public.

Design Committee | Chair – Open

Capitalizing on its best assets, the Design Committee is constantly seeking ways to improve downtown infrastructure. Most recently the Design Committee oversaw the installation of 30 trees on Main Street. Each year it installs  flower baskets throughout downtown and sponsors an annual Spring Clean Up. Donate to the flower basket program now and keep the love alive! Contact Lee Rafferty at director@vdausa.org if you would like to get involved.

Promotions Committee | Chair – Linda Reid

Through an effective promotions strategy, this committee is successfully marketing Downtown’s unique characteristics. It sponsors the First Friday Downtown  Art Walk, creates the Downtown Walking Map and much more. The Promotions Committee meets on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 9 AM at Boomerang, 808 Main Street.

VDA Investor Relations Sub Committee | Chair – Celinda Rupert

Join the group that grows VDA members through communication strategies, advocacy and business support. Meetings are on the second Monday of each month at 12:30 PM at VDA’s office (811 Main Street)

Board of Directors

VDA’s Board of Directors meets the third Thursday of every month excluding April, July and October  from 8:00 AM- 9:15 at the Hilton Vancouver Washington,  301 West 6th Street.  If you are interested in attending or presenting at a board meeting, please contact our executive director.


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