Heart of Ellsworth promotes artistic, cultural, economic, educational, environmental and historical activities in the "downtown" area to promote a vibrant community for all.
 

Maine Downtown Affiliate Overview

The Maine Downtown Affiliate (MDA) program is a sister program to the Main Street Maine program, using the same framework, but at a less rigorous pace.  MDA services help communities build an appropriate organization and funding base for a comprehensive downtown program.  A core feature available to MDA communities is access to training by state and national downtown development experts, as well as the opportunity to learn about best practices in the field and to network with peers from around the state.

Top row (left to right): Amy Reisman, Rebecca Leamon, Charlene Churchill, Suz Wood, Danielle Mace, Janna Richards. Bottom row (left to right): Lori Chase, Christa Little-Siebold

Top row (left to right): Amy Reisman, Rebecca Leamon, Charlene Churchill, Suz Wood, Danielle Mace, Janna Richards. Bottom row (left to right): Lori Chase, Christa Little-Siebold


To learn more about the MDA application process or to become more involved in the process, contact Cara Romano (cara@heartofellsworth.org) or Janna Richards (jrichards@ellworthmaine.gov).

 
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Affiliate Community Application Working Group Members & Affiliations: 

The working group consists of representatives from the City of Ellsworth, Heart of Ellsworth, and Ellsworth Area Chamber of Commerce, as well as downtown business owners, property owners, residents, and other residents who are regarded as valuable community resources.

Charlene Churchill - Retired & Downtown Resident, Janna Richards - City of Ellsworth Economic Development Director

Rebecca Leamon - Community Resource & Technical Resource, Jessica Sprague - Heart of Ellsworth Board Member

Christa Little-Siebold - Community Resource, Lori Chase - Downtown Business Owner

Suz Wood - Downtown Business Owner, Phyllis Young - Heart of Ellsworth Board Member

Danielle Mace - Ellsworth Area Chamber of Commerce, Amy Reisman - Downtown Resident

Beth Fendl - Heart of Ellsworth Board Member & Downtown Resident

Anne Keefe - Ellsworth Resident, Menemsha Abeyasekera - Downtown Resident & Business Owner

Meredith Friend - Ellsworth Resident, Cara Romano - Heart of Ellsworth Executive Director

Natasha Sidhu - Downtown Business Owner, Steve Curtin - Downtown Business Owner


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 Community Engagement & Outreach Events

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