We are thrilled to announce that the Downtown Camas Association has recently been designated as a nationally accredited Main Street America™ program!

All Main Street America™ Accredited programs meet a set of rigorous National Accreditation Standards of Performance as outlined by the National Main Street Center. Evaluation criteria determines the communities that are building comprehensive and sustainable revitalization efforts and include standards such as fostering strong public-private partnerships, securing an operating budget, tracking programmatic progress and actively preserving historic buildings.

“It is a great honor to recognize this year’s 828 nationally Accredited Main Street America programs for their outstanding work to transform downtown and neighborhood commercial districts,” says Patrice Frey, President & CEO of the National Main Street Center. “Main Streets are the heart of our communities, and the work they do to create quality public spaces, catalyze local entrepreneurship, and support downtown housing is more important than ever. Across the country, Main Street America programs truly strengthen the economic, social, and cultural fabric of their entire communities.”

The Downtown Camas Association has been working with other key stakeholders and downtown merchants since 2009 to revitalize Downtown Camas and boy have we seen changes over the years! We love this work and have appreciated all our partners and the community for embracing and supporting our downtown. We appreciate this honor and recognition and look forward to many more years of robust growth and community connections in Downtown Camas!