Board/Staff/Committees


•Elkins Main Street Board of Directors•


 

  •  Mike Bell                                President                                                                                                                                                     Member, Executive and Economic Vitality Committees
  • Jessica Arbogast                    Vice President                                                                                                                                           Member, Executive, Economic Vitality and Promotion                                                                   Committees
  • Sue Pifer                                 Secretary                                                                                                                                                    Asst. Chair, Promotion Committee; Member, Executive                                                                Committee
  • Robbie Morris                       Treasurer                                                                                                                                                    Chair, Finance Committee; Member, Executive Committee
  • Duke Talbott                         Member, Executive Committee
  • Maryann Durland                Chair, Design Committee; Member, Organization Committee.
  • Anne Beardslee                   Chair, Promotion Committee
  • Mark Doak                            Chair, Organization Committee; Member, Design and Finance                                                     Committees
  • Priscilla Gay                          Chair, Economic Vitality Committee
  • David Cutlip                          Member, Design and Finance Committees
  • Chelsey Jones                       Member, Economic Vitality Committee
  • Kurt Barkley                          
  • Craig Fortney                        
  • Tracy Judy                             
  • Mike Taylor                            

 •Staff of Elkins Main Street•


 

  •  Karen Carper                        Executive Director
  •  JoLynn Powers                      AFHA AmeriCorps Service Member

 


•Committee Descriptions•

Elkins Main Street brings renewed energy and vitality to downtown Elkins with the Main Street Four-Point Approach®. This unique preservation-based economic development tool enables communities to revitalize downtown and neighborhood business districts by leveraging local assets. Volunteers work together on committees dedicated to each of the four areas of this comprehensive approach: Design, Economic Vitality, Promotion and Organization.

Design Committee                                                                                                                                 This group creates a visual message about what Main Street is and what downtown has to offer by improving the appearance of the district. Making downtown look its best creates an inviting atmosphere that attracts residents and visitors to shop and dine at locally owned businesses. Committee projects may include window displays, signage, sidewalks, street lighting, seasonal decorations, landscaping and other beautification initiatives.  

Economic Vitality Committee                                                                                                      Supporting downtown business development is this committee’s focus. The group works to help existing downtown businesses expand, and recruits new ones that respond to today’s market. Transforming unused space into productive property is an important committee goal. Committee activities help sharpen the competitiveness of business enterprises and contribute to the economic vitality of the district. 

Promotion Committee                                                                                                                         Developing and marketing a positive  image for downtown  Elkins is the job of the Promotion Committee. The group plans activities to increase business within the district, and hosts special events that make downtown a destination for shopping, dining, and family fun. Showcasing the district’s unique characteristics with effective promotion strategies forges a positive image for the local and visiting community.  

Organization Committee                                                                                                                       The Organization Committee is tasked with the tough job of building consensus and cooperation among stakeholders in the Main Street project area, and providing the structure and support to move the organization forward. This group helps craft the message of Elkins Main Street and oversees fundraising and outreach activities.