Get a Sneak Peek at the 2023 Community Transformation Workshop


Learn How to Tackle Complex Revitalization Scenarios with our Community Transformation Workshop

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!


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

Agenda Includes: Opportunities to spend time in two Main Street communities, conducting district investigations and connecting with local leaders.

  • The Main Street Approach & Community Analysis
  • District Investigation
  • Community Analysis Discussion
  • Placemaking & Destination-building Strategies
  • Defining a Community-Driven Organizational Structure

Plus: networking, time to explore independently, and more!
Check out the full agenda here >

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 & Registration: Space is limited and is filled on a first-come, first-served basis. The deadline to register is Friday, September 15.

*New* Accommodations: Room blocks at the Hilton Vancouver Washington are now available! Learn more and get the reservation link here >

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

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

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