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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HDSA 2023 BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Maygen Hetherington, Executive Director
Taylor Russell, board president, historian, owner of Snohomish Walks, resident
Trent DeVerter, vice president, owner RedTrux Productions and resident
Ingrid Harten, board treasurer, Co-owner Snohomish Bakery and First & Union Kitchen, resident
Melissa Huddleston, board secretary, local realtor, resident
Beth Braun, board member, friend of Snohomish
David Flynn, board member, owner Studio 606, resident
Pam James, board member and local realtor, resident
Sheila DeVerter, board member, owner RedTrux Productions, resident
Soren Stone, board member, owner Mariposa Day Spa, resident
Shari Ireton, ex-officio board member, director of community engagement and strategic initiatives, City of Snohomish
HDSA STANDING COMMITTEES
Involves creating a strong foundation for a sustainable revitalization effort, including cultivating partnerships, community involvement, and resources for the district.
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.
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.
HDSA PUBLIC MEETINGS
All HDSA meetings are now held using Zoom, however they are still open to anyone wishing to join in. If you'd like to join one of the meetings, please contact the Executive Director (Maygen Hetherington) @ email@example.com.