This committee is responsible for creating and monitoring adherence to Main Street philosophy. The Organization Committee oversees fundraising, volunteer recruitment and engagement, and public relations. Our aim is to coordinate and encourage volunteers, committee members, and business owners to work toward a common goal – creating a vibrant “heart of the community” in Grand Haven’s business district.
Committee chair: Bob Warren
Meets 1st Thursday of each month at 8:30 a.m. in Council Chambers at City Hall, 519 Washington Avenue
Preservation and Place Committee
The City of Grand Haven possesses a very rich historical background. It is the preservation and place committee’s responsibility to highlight this heritage to the public. The committee seeks to preserve and celebrate the historical attributes of the properties within the MSDDA district and educate the community, businesses and property owners about the importance of historical preservation.
Committee chair: Steve Radtke.
Meets on the 4th Monday of each month at 8:30 a.m., Council Chambers in City Hall, 519 Washington Avenue
Recruitment and Retention Committee
The the Business Recruitment and Retention Committee’s goal is to improve the local economy through new development, the growth and revitalization of existing businesses and recruitment of new ones. To strengthen business, our Main Street Business Assistance Team offers confidential, professional services upon request, and training sessions allow new skills to be learned and applied.
Committee Chair: David Miller
Meets 3rd Thursday at 8:00 a.m. at Capstone Companies, 300 Washington Avenue
By planning and implementing special events, this committee focuses on increasing awareness of Grand Haven’s downtown. Through advertising and other promotions, the Promotions Committee works to give Grand Haven a positive image and to attract the public to the vibrant downtown business district.
Committee Chair: Andy Cawthon
Meets 3rd Tuesday at 8:30 a.m. in the City Manager’s Conference Room at City Hall, 519 Washington Avenue