Mission Statement

The purpose of the El Dorado Main Street Program is to enhance our downtown identity and heritage, to foster a center of activity for both business and recreation and to ensure economic stability for the heart of El Dorado through concentrated efforts of design, promotion, organization and business enhancement.

About El Dorado Main Street

The health of a downtown is the very heart of a community’s quality of life.  El Dorado Main Street is a volunteer based organization which seeks to enhance the positive elements of our downtown in a variety of ways.  Through the Four Point Approach, El Dorado Main Street deals with the full spectrum of interrelated issues that affect traditional commercial and mixed use districts.

Since 1998, El Dorado Main Street has assisted the community and business owners in making downtown El Dorado the heartbeat of the community by attracting residents and visitors to the area for shopping, dining, festivals, and entertainment.  El Dorado Main Street has also supported and helped finance over $40 million in reinvestment and improvements to the downtown district through an active program of more than 93 individual IWW loans and facade grants.

El Dorado Main Street continues working to preserve its assets through historic preservation and encourage future growth in this great community.


  • Our vision is to encourage a welcoming, thriving downtown neighborhood which attracts quality businesses, embraces downtown living, celebrates the arts, preserves our historical environs, and promotes quality events.

Transformative Strategy

El Dorado Main Street will explore and facilitate avenues of assistance and guidance to create a multi-use, pedestrian friendly destination where businesses thrive.

Board of Directors

President: Frank Patton

Vice President: Gordon Stands (Stands Farms)

Secretary:  Jean Plummer

Treasurer:  Tony Allison (Intrust Bank)

Executive Director:  Emily Connell

Members are: Leon Leachman, Raven Dickson-Howard, David Dillner, El Dorado City Manager; Charley Green; Kristina Haahr; Sherry Hagemeister; Anna Vestring; Mike Wheeler, County Commissioner; Mik King, Alsion Oelfke; Vince Haines, El Dorado Mayor; Linda Jolly, El Dorado INC; Tabitha Sharp, Holly Frontier Western Days coordinator; and Jordan Buxton, Chamber of Commerce Director.


Contact El Dorado Main Street today at 316-321-3088 or online, to join or make a donation to help support our historic downtown community. For more information on boards and committees, see the VOLUNTEER page.