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About the CBDA

The Coos Bay Downtown Association (CBDA) was founded in 1982. Several local business owners came together with the common goal of bringing foot traffic to the downtown area. Small in size but big on ambition, this group of businessmen and women created events like the Blackberry Arts Festival and the Downtown Farmers Market. The Association continued to grow in membership and in 2012 became a part of the national Main Street Program, which leverages community assets to generate investment, create jobs, and foster the rehabilitation of downtown areas and Main Streets. As part of this program, CBDA is supported by a Board of Directors, Main Street Manager, and four Committees: Promotions, Organization, Design, and Economic Development. CBDA works closely with its members, downtown businesses, and local organizations to strengthen existing businesses, expand opportunities for new businesses, and plan events and activities that improve the quality of life in downtown Coos Bay
CBDA's Vision and Mission
CBDA's Vision and Mission

CBDA Vision Statement – 

Advocate for and support local businesses to thrive by being a vibrant downtown that promotes healthy living and provides opportunities for our community and guests to shop, eat, mingle, and explore.

CBDA Mission Statement – 

The mission of the Coos Bay Downtown Association (CBDA) is to foster the development of downtown Coos Bay by strengthening local business, encouraging new business, and connecting the community through partnerships. The Coos Bay Downtown Association is committed to promoting Coos Bay as an attractive place to live, work, and visit by continually enhancing the quality of life in the downtown area.

Meet the Team

The CBDA operates its day-to-day operations with Harv Schubothe, our Mainstreet Manager and our Farmers Market Manager, Melissa Hasart.

Meet the Board

The CBDA operates with a board of directors. Per the bylaws, the number of directors can be from 9 to 12. Each board member is voted on by the majority of the membership and serves a three-year term.
Beth Clarkson, President
Stephanie Kilmer, Vice President
Julie Graham, Secretary
Madge Olson, Treasurer
Terry Cox
Amarissa Wooden
Sarah Leahy
Dana Weber

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