At Ottawa Main Street, we love our town. Everything we do is dedicated to spreading the word about the many incredible opportunities that Ottawa offers from community events to shopping, business programs, and more.
We promote a positive image of downtown by preserving our unique historic character, strengthening our district’s retail and economic base, and emphasizing downtown as the center of community activity through a focused program of organization, design, promotion and business enhancement.
What We Do
We collaborate with local businesses, organizations, and volunteers to help keep our downtown a place where people will want to continue to gather and make memories.
Using four volunteer committees trained through the state Main Street Program, we bring together the elements necessary to complete our vision. And, using the proven Kansas Main Street Four Point Approach, each committee uses volunteers to help reach their goals. Our approach:
- Business Enhancement & Design
- Cathy Sutton, Chair 785-242-3723
- Organization & Promotions
- Peggy Armstrong, Chair 785-241-0251
- Board Members
- Mike Detwiller
- Wendy Walls
- Tom Weigand – Exofficio
A Place to Gather
The Ol’ Marais’ River Run is a favorite of the community and brings thousands to our town. The highlight is always the evening cruise downtown.
Program Director: Lenni Giacin
President: Steve Geiss
Vice President: Cathy Sutton
Treasurer: Peggy Armstrong
Secretary: Brenda Coffman
Join a committee and put your skills to use in areas or events that interest you most.
Even a few hours a year can make a difference!