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.

Individual

$100

Annually

Non-Profit

$100

Annually

Small Business

$175

Annually

Big Businiess

$350

Annually

Property Owner

$400

Annually

Public/Government Agencies

$300

Annually

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

If you are interested in how you can make good things happen in downtown Vancouver, contact our office by email at: director@vdausa.org, or call our office at: (360) 258-1129.

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 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 Third of the month at 8:30 AM at VDA’s office (811 Main Street)

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