Our mission is to create a unique, historic Main Street experience in a friendly, safe and collaborative environment. The Main Street Program was implemented nationally in 1980 to revitalize downtowns across America that had fallen into decline. The interstate system and the creation of shopping malls had an adverse effect on our downtowns. Travelers bypassed communities, and shoppers found it more convenient to head to the mall. Thanks to the Main Street Program, downtowns across America are springing back to life, and our community is one of them.
The Main Street Program has a board of directors, a coordinator and four committees.
The Design Committee focuses on the beautification of downtown. Projects include clean-up day, planting flower beds, putting up hanging flower baskets and a graffiti removal program. A façade improvement program is in the works.
The Promotion Committee is charged with projects that bring excitement to our downtown, such as special events. Special events include Downtown Trick or Treat and Christmas in Cottage Grove.
The Economic Restructuring Committee provides business support and works to recruit business. This website was an idea that developed through this committee as a result of a market analysis the committee requested.
The Organization Committee maintains the by-laws, the mission, and the visioning of the organization.
If you are interested in volunteering on one of these committees, contact the Cottage Grove Main Street Coordinator, Shauna Neigh using the contact form. For more information about the Main Street Program, visit the Oregon Main Street Website.
Main Street Board of Directors
Ruth Linoz – Chair