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About HDSA


The Historic Downtown Snohomish Association (HDSA) is the officially recognized organization dedicated to the (re)vitalization of Downtown Snohomish.  We are a volunteer-driven and volunteer-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.


Our mission is to promote, preserve, and improve the downtown historic district as the heart and soul of the City of Snohomish.


Community – Embrace and serve the downtown district patrons, visitors, business owners and building owners. Foster effective
partnerships with the city and other organizations.


Inclusion – Create inclusive access, attitude, choice, partnerships, communications, policies, and opportunities.


Innovation – Lead by example, use shared language, provide open processes and procedures, encourage diversity, invite engagement and collaboration.

Promotion – Share downtown Snohomish through traditional advertising, direct relationship building and digital modalities. Foster great public relations.

Preservation – Integrate cultural, historical, and economical preservation into all our work. Seek knowledge of governance. Be resourceful. Encourage multi-organizational cooperation.


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Maygen Hetherington, Executive Director

Ingrid Harten, board president, Co-owner Snohomish Bakery and First & Union Kitchen, resident
Pam James, board vice president and local realtor, resident

Karen Smith, board treasurer, local business owner

Melissa Huddleston, board secretary, local realtor, resident

Trent DeVerter, board member and resident
Beth Braun, board member, friend of Snohomish
Soren Stone, board member, owner Mariposa Day Spa, resident

Taylor Russell, board member, historian, owner of Snohomish Walks, resident

Shari Ireton, ex-officio board member, director of community engagement and strategic initiatives, City of Snohomish


Outreach Committee

Involves creating a strong foundation for a sustainable revitalization effort, including cultivating partnerships, community involvement, and resources for the district.

Promotions Committee

The general purposes of this committee are to brainstorm and discuss downtown promotional ideas. Business owners share marketing successes and ideas to help inspire others. Committee members provide a corps of volunteers who help implement events and other HDSA Board approved promotional activities.

Economic Vitality Committee
Economic Vitality focuses on capital, incentives, and other economic and financial tools to assist new and existing businesses, catalyze property development, and create a supportive environment for entrepreneurs and innovators that drive local economies. Activities of the committee involves analyzing current market forces to develop long-term solutions.

Design Committee

Supports a community’s transformation by enhancing the physical and visual assets that set the commercial district apart. Focuses on Historical Preservation and district beautification.

Meeting Calendar