Volunteer Committees

The Main Street Approach

The Main Street Approach is a time-tested framework for community-driven, comprehensive revitalization. Transformation Strategies are implemented through comprehensive work in four broad areas, known as the Four Points: 

Economic Vitality, Design, Promotion, and Organization. 

Main Street Ottumwa is a volunteer-driven organization. Learn more about our committees below. 

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 Ottumwa's local economy. 

Design

Supports our community’s transformation by enhancing the physical and visual assets that set Ottumwa's downtown district apart. 

Business Promotions

Positions our downtown district as the center of the community and hub of economic activity, while creating a positive image that showcases Ottumwa's unique characteristics. 

Social Promotions

Positions our downtown district as the center of the community and hub of economic activity, while creating a positive image that showcases Ottumwa's unique characteristics. 

Organization

Involves creating a strong foundation for a sustainable revitalization effort, including cultivating partnerships, community involvement, and resources for the district.