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Registration Now Open: 2023 Community Transformation Workshop in Vancouver, Washington


Registration Now Open: 2023 Community Transformation Workshop in Vancouver, Washington

Join Main Street America experts in Vancouver, Wash., to gain first-hand experience in harnessing transformation strategies to successfully revitalize your Main Street! An essential component of the Main Street America Institute curriculum, the Community Transformation Workshop is an intensive and interactive two-day experience filled with educational sessions and exercises aimed to provide participants with advanced tools and strategies to address complex revitalization projects and initiatives. 

Space is limited. Member discounts and travel scholarships are available!

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When: October 2-3, 2023 
Where: Vancouver, Washington
What to Expect:

  • Hands-on projects and exercises showcasing communities implementing strategic approaches to commercial district revitalization through the Main Street Approach
  • Learn how to define transformation strategies using data, surveys, and district investigation
  • Explore the foundations of transformation strategies and how to build upon them

Main Street America Instructors

  • Kathy LaPlante, Senior Director of Coordinating Programs
  • Michael Powe, Ph.D., Senior Director of Research
  • Lisa Thompson, Senior Program Officer

Pricing: $800 members | $1,000 non-members

Who Should Participate: This workshop is ideal for revitalization professionals and leaders in management positions at the local, city-wide or state level in organizations engaged in the fields of community revitalization and development.

Availability: Space is limited. Registration is filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

Travel Scholarships: There are a limited number of $500 travel reimbursement scholarships available to Main Street organizations. Learn more >

Credit: The Community Transformation Workshop counts towards achieving the Main Street America Institute’s Community Transformation Certificate. In addition, AICP members can earn Certification Maintenance (CM) credits for this activity. More information about AICP’s CM program can be found at

Workshop Partners: Washington State Main Street, Vancouver’s Downtown Association, Stevenson Downtown Association

Full Details
: Complete course description, agenda, logistics details, COVID19 protocols, and more are available here >

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