Design Committee

Mary Bower, 503-221-1121


Provides design education and assistance, works on financial assistance and/or other incentives for design improvements, plans public aesthetic improvements and provides design regulation and review.

Economic committee

Bill Montgomery, 503-686-3299


Collects data about the district businesses and markets, develops retention, expansion and recruitment of businesses, creates incentive for business and property development.

Promotions committee

Kendra Kurtz, 503-307-8175


Develops a marketing strategy, utilizes public relations to enhance the districts image, provides assistance at retail events, works with and/or develops special events.

Organization Committee

Tess Kies, 503-516-7114


Promotes the program to the community and stakeholders, manages staff and volunteers, raises money for activities and administration.


Talea Stashin, 503-880-6453

Youth on Main Street is a club at Sherwood High School established in 2011.  The club is its own entity, separate from Sherwood Main Street, but working closing with us.  Their purpose is to support Old Town Sherwood in whatever ways they choose.  Examples have been to work one on one with businesses owners to support their marketing plan, help attract visitors to Old Town businesses during Old Town events, help businesses beautify their storefronts and our streets and parks.  This provides a great partnership between our youth and our community.  Our Old Town district receives help on many levels from this group and they receive community services hours, resume building opportunities and pride of involvement in the community.



The Oregon Main Street Program is a state program that helps Oregon communities implement the Main Street Approach™.  They provide tailored assistance based on three levels of requirements, services and community commitments.

Exploring Downtown communities are at a point of showing interest in learning more about the program and revitalizing their historic downtown districts.

Transforming Downtown communities have committed to using the program for their downtown revitalization and are looking for additional technical assistance to take their efforts to the next level.

Performing Main Street communities are those who have advanced downtown programs using the Main Street Approach™.

Sherwood is happy to have received the Transforming Downtown status as of January 2012.