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The Downtown Westfield Corporation

About the DWC

The Downtown Westfield Corporation (DWC) is the management entity of the Special Improvement District. Began as Main Street Westfield in 1993, the organization is run by a staff of three, a volunteer board of directors, and various committees. Westfield is a nationally designated Main Street Community.

The office is located at 105 Elm St., Westfield, NJ 07090, 908.789.9444.


Interim Executive Director: Kathleen Miller Prunty 

Asst. Executive Director: Beth Brenner

Communications Manager: Nicki McAuliffe


The vision of the Downtown Westfield Corporation (DWC) is for Westfield, NJ to be a preferred destination where people want to live, work and visit--a place where our community connects and drives business to the District. The DWC is committed to strengthening the downtown Special Improvement District as the center of community life; improving the District's economic viability by supporting existing businesses; encouraging the establishment of new enterprises; supporting cultural activities that complement existing stores and services; making Downtown Westfield a safer, cleaner and more attractive pedestrian environment, with adequate public parking to serve the needs of local residents and attract new shoppers and visitors from throughout the region; preserving the rich architectural legacy of the downtown area.

DWC oversees the four points approach of a designated Main Street community, including Design, Economic Vitality, Organization, and Promotions.

Click here to watch video about Main Street's approach to revitalizing downtowns.

Downtown Events

The DWC organizes and sponsors many downtown promotional events, including the Sweet Sounds Downtown Jazz & Music Festival, Downtown Westfield 5K & Pizza Extravaganza, Second Sundays, Girls' Night Out, Pugley's Trick or Treat & Costume Contest, and Welcome Home to Westfield Holiday Events.

2019 Board of Directors

Jeff Christakos
Jim Donofrio
Jerry Eicke
Gary Goodman
Patricia Hanigan
Shawn Hanna
Dawn Mackey, Council Designee
Shelley Brindle, Mayor Designee
James Gildea, Ex Officio

2019 Board Meetings

All meetings are on Mondays at 7:30 pm in the DWC Conference Room:

January 21, 2019 (Reorganization Meeting)
February 18, 2019
March 18, 2019
April 22, 2019
May 13, 2019
June 10, 2019 
August 26, 2019 (Special Executive Session)
September 9, 2019 (Rescheduled from September 16, 2019)
October 21, 2019 (Cancelled)
November 18, 2019
December 9, 2019