For over 30-years, Vancouver’s Downtown Association has led the way for positive change in downtown. We accomplish this through our active members who volunteer in several areas of our work.
We encourage you to get in touch with us and discover the opportunities available for you to give back to your community, and make a difference.
Invest in Vancouver’s Downtown Association
The investment of people and organizations who know that a strong city center is worth their own dollars is critical to our work. You have options! VDA recognizes that there are various kinds of stakeholders in our city center. It’s easy to complete the registration form and handle your investment below.
Volunteer with VDA
Vancouver’s Downtown Association is a busy, volunteer-driven organization that makes good things happen because GOOD PEOPLE share their talents and great ideas with us. Do you have some extra time, a great idea, or a talent you would like to invest in our downtown? Contact our Executive Director, Lee Rafferty, at (360) 258-1129.
Join a Committee and Make a Difference
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 – Lee Coulthard
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 firstname.lastname@example.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 Third of the month at 8:30 AM at VDA’s office (811 Main Street)