In the fall of 2021, the City of Maupin joined Oregon Main Street, a coordinating program of Main Street America™. This achievement will help launch the City of Maupin to the next level by leveraging grant dollars to improve our Main Street.
Oregon Main Street supports the acquisition or improvement of buildings that facilitate community revitalization. Outcomes include private investment, job creation or retention, establishing or expanding viable businesses, and creating a stronger tax base.
A Coordinating Program of Main Street America™, Oregon Main Street is a state-run program through Oregon Parks and Recreation. The program provides support for organization to develop a vision for their downtown and acquire funding to complete revitalization projects and spur economic development. By joining this program on the “Exploring Downtown” track, the City of Maupin has access to financial resources and training opportunities that will help efforts to improve the downtown and its accessibility to all visitors.
“Maupin is obviously a tiny community with a big heart,” wrote Sheri Stuart, Oregon Main Street Coordinator, in her acceptance letter. “I was particularly impressed with the efforts to date and the demonstrated desire to make your community even more inviting.”
Maupin’s designated Main Street spans Highway 197, Deschutes Avenue, and Bakeoven within city limits.
Building off the momentum of the completed Civic Center in the heart of our downtown and the fiber-to-door broadband access projects, Maupin is poised to further improve its vibrant downtown community to support our local economy year-round.
Businesses interested in participating in the program are encouraged to join the Maupin Area Chamber, co-sponsor of Maupin’s Main Street Organization, by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. An invitation to learn more and help shape Maupin’s Main Street goals will follow.
With the support of Maupin’s City Council, Mayor Lynn Ewing has appointed architect, entrepreneur, and Maupin Works owner Ben Gates; Chamber Director Suze Riley; and City of Maupin Administrative Assistant Bronte Dod to the official Maupin Main Street committee. Anyone else who is interested in joining should contact City Hall at 541-395-2698 or email@example.com.
The next Maupin Main Street meeting will take place on Thursday, May 12 at 2 p.m. at the Maupin Civic Center. Anyone who is interested is welcome to attend.
Maupin Main Street Information
Mark Roper, Chair
Kristen Horn, Vice Chair
Margo Rettig, Secretary
Bronte Dod, City Staff Assistant