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.
HDSA brings residents and tourists to town through many special events, provides for the beautification of downtown streets, and promotes the town through advertising, social media and cooperative community partnerships. All of it possible only with support from a rock star volunteer posse.
HDSA 2020-21 BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Maygen Hetherington, Executive Director
Ingrid Harten, President (Co-owner Snohomish Bakery and First & Union Kitchen)
Pam James, Vice-President (resident and local Realtor)
Karen Smith, Treasurer (local business owner)
Frederic Gibbs, at large board member (resident)
Beth Braun, at large board member
Terry Schuler, board member (former executive director of HDSA)
Melissa Huddleston, board member, (resident and local Realtor)
Taylor Russell, board member, (Historian, owner of Snohomish Walks, resident)
MEET THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
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.