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Downtown Westfield Corporation Committees
Would you like to volunteer to help make our downtown even better? If so, please join one of our committees.
Downtown Westfield is one of the 32 main street communities in New Jersey. The Downtown Westfield Corporation uses the Main Street ApproachTM that was developed by the National Trust's National Main Street Center in 1980 to assist downtown revitalization efforts nationwide. Four elements create this program: Organization, Economic Restructuring, Design and Promotion.
Each committee is comprised of volunteers such as yourself who want to make a difference and be involved in our Downtown. To see which committee most interests you, read more. Then call to volunteer today at 908.789.9444!
Organization involves building a local Main Street organization that is well-represented and funded by local residents, merchants, property owners, civic groups, bankers, public officials, and chambers of commerce. A strong organization provides stability to build and maintain a long-term effort.
Economic Restructuring involves analyzing current market forces to develop long-term solutions. Recruiting new businesses, creatively converting unused space for new uses, and sharpening the competitiveness of Main Street's entrepreneurial merchants are examples of economic restructuring activities. Economic committee meetings are usually the 4th Thursday of the month at 7:3pm. These dates are subject to change depending upon availability of the volunteers.
Design enhances the visual appearance, attractiveness and traffic management of the business district. Historic building rehabilitations, street and alley clean-ups, parking and traffic calming issues, colorful banners, landscaping, and lighting all improve the physical beauty of the downtown as a quality place in which to shop, work, walk, invest, and live. Design committee meetings are usually the third Wednesday of the month. These dates are subject to change depending upon availability of the volunteers.
Promotion involves marketing an enticing image to shoppers, investors, residents and visitors. Festivals, retail events and image development campaigns are some of the ways Main Street encourages consumer traffic in the downtown. Promotion committee meetings are usually the 2nd Friday of the month at 2 pm. These dates are subject to change depending upon availability of the volunteers.