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Alberta Main Street is our committees!

We are actively seeking community stakeholders to serve on our committees!  If you are interested contributing your time and expertise to Alberta Main Street, please let us know.

Alberta Main Street Committee Descriptions
Length of Commitment: One Year
Time Commitment: Monthly meeting + an average 3-5 hours/month (see calendar for meeting dates and times)

Shared Committee Expectations:

  • Read Main Street Committee Member Handbook & Other Materials
  • Learn the Main Street Approach
  • Recruit/orient new Committee Members (as needed)
  • Prepare in advance for meetings
  • Cooperatively draft annual work plan
  • Take responsibility for projects
  • Always represent Alberta Main Street positively in the public
  • Participate in an organizational culture of philanthropy

Equity Committee
Responsible for ensuring the equitable distribution of resources and benefits.
The Equity Committee was formed in July 2014. The committee is working on four priority areas including: Organizational Leadership, Resource Distribution, Outreach & Inclusion, and Volunteer Recruitment.

Design CommitteeEV
Responsible for getting Alberta Street into tiptop physical shape including physical improvements to buildings, businesses and public space. Accomplishments include:
• Awarded 13 small matching grants to community partners to further district improvements within the public right of way. Our $19,673 investment leveraged an additional $31,824 in private investment!
• Installed Portland’s first privately owned public EV charging station in the right-of-way.
• Suggested zone changes to be incorporated into the City of Portland’s comprehensive plan that guides future growth and development along NE Alberta Street.

Business Development Committee
Opening a Business on Alberta StreetResponsible for analyzing current economic condition and identifying opportunities for market growth, strengthening existing businesses, recruiting new, and supporting the overall health of the district. Accomplishments include:
• Completed a district scale market analysis including collecting data from over 70 business and property owners and over 550 residents and customers.
• Hosted bi-monthly small business seminars with 100% of attendees indicating that they found the seminar helpful and plan to utilize the content in their work.
• Tracked a net increase of 8 new small locally owned businesses and 75.5 new jobs within the district and a 4.6% commercial vacancy rate on Alberta Street, below the Portland regional average of 7%.

Promotion Committee
PromoResponsible for promoting Alberta Street as the place to live, shop, eat and play for both residents and visitors. The Promotion committee coordinated eleven community-building events in the district, including:
• Lit Up & Local: A Month of Merriment on Alberta Street to strengthen community involvement in the district and support local independent businesses.
• The Annual Earth Day clean up engaging 239 volunteers who spent over 700 hours removing 4000 pounds of garbage and graffiti along Alberta Street.
• The 17th Annual Alberta Street Fair, a community and art festival.