The purpose of the El Dorado Main Street 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.

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Meet our Committees

Design Committee

Design focuses on getting the Main Street district into top physical shape and creating a safe, inviting environment for shoppers, workers, and visitors while preserving a place’s historic character. This committee focuses their efforts on the visual elements inherent in a commercial district by directing attention to all of its physical elements including: public and private buildings, storefronts, signs, public spaces, parking areas, street furniture, public art, landscaping, merchandising, window displays, and promotional materials.  An appealing atmosphere, created through attention to all of these visual elements, conveys a positive message about the commercial district and what it has to offer. Popular design activities also include instilling good maintenance practices in the commercial district, enhancing the district’s physical appearance through the rehabilitation of historic buildings, encouraging appropriate new construction, developing sensitive design management systems, educating business and property owners about design quality, and long-term planning.

  • Craig Yaryan – Chair
  • Tyler Norris
  • Emily Connell

Economic Vitalization

The goal of the Economic Vitalization committee is to build a commercial district that responds to the needs of today’s consumers while maintaining the community’s historic character and strives to strengthen our community’s existing economic assets while diversifying its economic base. This is accomplished by evaluating how to retain and expand successful businesses to provide a balanced commercial mix, sharpening the competitiveness and merchandising skills of business owners, and attracting new businesses that the market can support and through creative reuse of historic properties.

  • Emily Connell  – Chair
  • Steve Waite

Organization Committee

Organization establishes consensus and cooperation by building partnerships among various groups in El Dorado.  Working toward the same goals, the Organization Committee works collaboratively with El Dorado Inc, El Dorado Chamber of Commerce and the City Convention & Visitor’s Bureau to provide an effective, ongoing management and advocacy towards the development of business and community in the downtown district.

  • Leon Leachman – Chair
  • Steve Waite
  • Tony Allison
  • Craig Yaryan
  • Emily Connell

Promotions Committee

Promotion takes many forms, but the goal is to create a positive image that will renew community pride and tell your Main Street story to the surrounding region. The techniques used by the committee help to rekindle the vitality of our downtown by communicating the district’s unique characteristics, its cultural traditions, architecture, history and activities to the community and visitors.

  • Leon Leachman –   Co-Chairs
  • Jackie Clark –   Co-Chairs
  • Debbie Glendening
  • Craig Yaryan
  • Kristina Haahr

Veteran Banner Committee

The Veteran Banner Committee is responsible for managing the Veteran Banner program.  This includes designing and flying the veteran banners in the downtown area as well as designing and managing an individual webpage for each veteran.

  • Craig Yaryan – Chair
  • Jean Plummer

Artscape 2 Committee

The Artscape 2 Committee is responsible for all of beautiful art and statues in the downtown area.  This includes the ongoing maintenance of the statues.

  • Vicki Bailey – Chair
  • Terri Scott
  • Sherry Hermreck
  • Laura Guthrie
  • Larry Wilson

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