Call to volunteer today! 908.789.9444.
Would you like to volunteer to help make our downtown even better? If so, please join one of our committees. Westfield is a nationally designated Main Street Community. 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 Development, 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! Meetings are held at DWC offices at 105 Elm St., lower level in the conference room.
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 Development 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 development activities. Economic Development committee meetings are usually the 4th Tuesday of the month at 7:30pm.
2018 Economic Development committee meeting dates: January 23, February 27, March 27, April 24, May 22, June 26, September 25, October 23 and November 27.
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 at 7:30pm.
2018 Design committee meeting dates: January 17, February 21, March 21, April 18, May 16, June 20, July 18 (unless rain night from jazz the night before), August 15 (unless rain night from jazz the night before), September 19, October 17 and November 14.