Alberta Street Leadership

Meet The Alberta Street Leadership Team


The Alberta Street Board of Directors is committed to the health and prosperity of our local community. Our Board members include business leaders, active residents and dedicated stakeholders. We know that there is a special creative spirit on Alberta, and we work to foster collaboration and innovation that make us a success.

We are motivated by the cultural betterment and economic prosperity of our home: Alberta Street. There is no better proof that our efforts are working than to stand on Alberta Street and see something unique, quirky, or groovy on any given day.

Finally, we are a group who believe that by supporting our business district and our community we are cultivating generations who will understand the value of community from an early age. The Alberta Main Street Board of Directors currently includes:

P. Elise Scolnick, Board Vice-President
Dassi Owens, Treasurer
Sarah Kassel
Chelsea McDaniel
Marnella Mosley
Ira Pasternack
Andrew Wright


Executive Director

Ann Griffin (Executive Director) joined Alberta Main Street in November 2018. Ann is a long time neighborhood economic development professional with a strong background in volunteer management. She is energized by working with people who care about their neighborhood and devote time and talent to “keep it real and keep it local.”

Ann has also worked at the Portland Development Commission (now Prosper Portland), Earth Advantage and the Lloyd EcoDistrict. No stranger to Main  Street, Ann managed Brighton Main Street in Boston before moving to Portland in 2000. In addition to trying out new restaurants on Alberta, Ann enjoys hiking and skiing with her family.


Alberta Main Street Project Teams

Business Development
Chelsea McDaniel, Chair

The Business Development team is responsible for analyzing current economic conditions and identifying opportunities for strengthening existing businesses. This team organizes the Small Business Development seminars.

Emma Poriccolo, Chair

The Design Team is responsible for getting Alberta Street into tiptop physical shape including physical improvements to buildings, businesses and public space.

The Promotions Team is responsible for promoting Alberta Street as the place to shop, eat, and play for both residents and visitors. The Promotions team organizes our events, assists with social media communications and helps with our “Welcome New Business!” deliveries.

Alberta Main Street is a nonprofit community organization working to keep Alberta Street local, creative, equitable and …. Alberta!

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