Oak Harbor

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  • 24 Aug 2017 1:02 PM | Executive Director (Administrator)

    Join us Saturday, September 16th from 2pm-8pm on Pioneer Way for Oktoberfest!  Come enjoy Food, Beer, and Music in Historic Downtown Oak Harbor

  • 01 Aug 2017 3:50 PM | Margaret Livermore (Administrator)

    Executive Director, Oak Harbor Main Street Association

    Position Details

    Type                                        Full Time

    Offered By                             Oak Harbor Main Street Association 

                                                    P.O. Box 851

                                                    Oak Harbor WA 98277

    Salary                                       $35,000-$40,000

    For More Information              Margaret Livermore

                                                     Title: Board of Directors 


    The Oak Harbor Main Street Association is seeking an Executive Director to coordinate the downtown revitalization activities using the Main Street Four Point Approach. Applicants should have excellent communication, public relations, and management abilities, as well as strong administrative background.  Previous non-profit experience desired and experience in special event planning, small business development, grant writing and volunteer recruitment/management is a plus. Salary: $35,000- $40,000 depending on experience. Submit resume, cover letter and three references to: edmainstreet@gmail.com by

     August 15, 2017


    Job Duties Include:

    • The executive director will coordinate activities of the program committees to ensure proper communication and a working plan is established.  He or she will provide ongoing volunteer support by assisting each committee chair develop a good system for recruitment and retention of volunteers.  Work with committee chairs to strategize and ensure projects are completed.
    • Manage all administrative aspects of the program including, but not limited to, record keeping, accounting, budget development with the Oak Harbor Main Street Association Executive Board, purchasing, preparing/filing reports, and identifying and preparing grant applications.  He or she will coordinate data collection, analysis, financial incentive programs, and other economic development activities.
    • Develop, in conjunction with the Oak Harbor Main Street Association’s Board of Directors, strategies for downtown economic revitalization including a work plan utilizing the Main Street Four Point Approach®.  He or she will assist committees in developing their own work plan utilizing the existing the program work plan as the framework. 
    • Develop and conducts ongoing public awareness and education programs aimed at fostering understanding of the Oak Harbor Main Street Association’s mission and goals.  He or she will keep the program in a positive light in the eyes of the public, as well as develop a cooperative relationship with the media.
    • Assist business and property owners with improvement projects by providing ongoing communication and guidance, coordinating information on financial incentives for building owners, coordinating state and local consultation services, as well and identifying local professional services available.
    • Encourage partnership with economic development agencies, the local chambers of commerce, tourism organizations, the City of Oak Harbor, and other community organizations.  Build strong and productive working relationships with appropriate organizations in order to develop cooperative promotional opportunities.
    • Develop and maintain data systems to track the progress of the local program and report required revitalization information to Washington State Main Street Program and National Main Street Center.  These systems should include economic investment, building inventory, photographic documentation, job creation, business retention, sales tax data, and volunteer participation.
    • The executive director, with support and assistance from the Oak Harbor Main Street Board, will serve as an advocate for downtown issues at the local and state level.  He or she should understand local concerns as well as be able to effectively articulate the program’s goals, issues, and results.  He or she will coordinate all messaging, graphic images, PR, promotional materials, and advertising.

  • 11 May 2017 5:06 PM | Executive Director (Administrator)

    Now accepting applications for vendors! 

     For more information, please email: edmainstreet@gmail.com 

  • 09 Nov 2016 11:31 AM | Executive Director (Administrator)

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  • 16 Aug 2016 3:27 PM | Deanna Emery (Administrator)

    Take a tour through this beautiful montage and enjoy the market we have created for our downtown! Find us on Sunday's from noon to 4:00 pm till September 25th, our last market. And don't forget to join us for our very first annual Oktoberfest! September 18, 2016 from noon to 6:00 pm we will have live music, food, Oktoberfest style beer, local vendors, and one Oak Harbor City block of kids games. 


  • 15 Jul 2016 2:40 PM | Margaret Livermore (Administrator)


    Oak Harbor Main Street Association is searching for a full time Executive Director.  Deadline for resume submission is August 7. For information email  oakharbormainstreet@gmail.com

    OHMSA Exec Director Job Post.pdf

  • 16 Jun 2016 1:13 PM | Deanna Emery (Administrator)

    Main Street Market is a project of Oak Harbor Main Street Association. It is operated and managed to promote the principles of the Oak Harbor Main Street Association. The Main Street Market supports the local economy by providing a venue for island agriculture and cottage industries, as well as creating a gathering place for community and educational events.

    The Main Street Market will operate: Sunday 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. from July through September.

    Main Street Market_VendorApp_2016.pdf

  • 03 Feb 2016 12:04 PM | Anonymous

    Oak Harbor Main Street Association would like to thank Oak Harbor businesses and individuals for your trust and faith in our main street program. 

    We are a new 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization established with the mission to create a vibrant historic downtown waterfront community. As a Washington Main Street Community we are able to offer businesses the opportunity to pledge a portion of their Business & Occupation tax to Oak Harbor Main Street Association to help with this revitalization. The State of Washington has set a cap of $1.5 million dollars for this program and funds were gone by January 4th. There are thirty-four Main Street communities in the State of Washington raising funds through this tax credit program and we are thankful for the following businesses that successfully made a pledge over the New Year’s weekend to support our community: 

    • Seatac Shuttle
    • Rustica
    • Flyers
    • City of Oak Harbor
    • Peoples Bank
    • Margaret Livermore
    • Ron and Laura Apgar
    • Purple Moon
    • Wildwood Farm
    • Bayview Embroidery N Print
    • Puget Sound Energy
    • Heritage Bank
    • Jones Accounting
    • Law Offices of Christon C Skinner
    • Robert Severns
    • Coldwell Banker Koetje Real Estate

    Also we would like to thank those who tried to pledge only to find out that the state cap had been reached.  We appreciate your support and look forward to working with all businesses from the City of Oak Harbor, local banks, services, retail, and restaurants located inside and outside the district with the goal to make our historic downtown a vibrant community center.  

    Feel free to contact us any time at oakharbormainstreet@hotmail.com.

    Oak Main Street Association, Interim Board of Directors

    • Margaret Livermore
    • Rhonda Severns
    • Kathy Collantes
    • Celia Horton
    • Ron Apgar
    • Bob Severns
    • Jason Tritt
    • Greg Lanza
    • Christine Cribb


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