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Last Chance: Register for 2023 Community Transformation Workshop Today!

August 9, 2023 | Last Chance: Register for 2023 Community Transformation Workshop Today! |

Gain Tools to Address 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 and is reaching capacity. Member discounts 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–Stevenson and Vancouver–conducting district investigations and connecting with local leaders. Plus, networking, time to explore independently, and dynamic sessions led by Main Street America instructors: Kathy LaPlante, Senior Director of Coordinating Programs; Michael Powe, Ph.D., Senior Director of Research; and Lisa Thompson, Senior Program Officer. Check out the full agenda here >

Did you know…
Sunset Magazine has named Vancouver’s Main Street among the Best in the West? See the reasons why at the 2023 Community Transformation Workshop! Make sure to check out the full agenda for top dining, shopping, and experience recommendations from Downtown Vancouver locals.

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