Our Mission

We believe in the restoration of our downtown. Ashland Main Street leads the downtown revitalization effort by assisting businesses, planning events, and encouraging redevelopment and beautification in the center of our town.  Downtown Ashland embraces what has made this community great for over 200 years, and what will continue to keep it thriving for many more.  Our goal is to create an attractive destination for everyone, while building community by strengthening our downtown.

The Organization


Ashland Main Street was formed in 2010 to help create a "vibrant, livable downtown."  Our organization consists of an executive director and 15 active board members who donate large amounts of time to fuel the movement. Ashland Main Street is a part of the Ohio Main Street Program, which works to remind people that a town's Main Street is "the core of the community."   We recognize the importance of a thriving downtown to the entire region.

Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much.
— Hellen Keller