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Volunteering with Our Committees

DDA/Main Street Committees

Our program is designed to bring new life and activity to our downtown. To help make what we do as effective as possible, we delegate different parts of our effort to people who are most enthusiastic about different kinds of work, and foster collaboration between volunteers, merchants, city staff, partner organizations, financial supporters, and community leaders:

Design Committee: Three Rivers has one of Michigan’s most intact Victorian downtowns. This committee works to make sure that its assets are well cared-for and that our street is a pleasant place to be. Through beautification projects, safety enhancements, and providing resources to property owners for building repair and maintenance issues, this committee preserves and enhances the character of our historic downtown.

Sara Herrmann, Chair
Michal Dobyns, Secretary
Teresa Cytlak
Marry Miholer-O’Connor
Kelly Timmerman


Promotions Committee: The Promotions Committee brings foot traffic to our downtown block! We do this through events like HarmonyFest, Sass in the City, and Christmas Around Town, as well as advertising, business promotions, and other means of getting the word out and making downtown exciting!

John Wolgamood, Chair
Kelly Timmerman, Secretary
Heather Martell, Christmas Around Town chair
Danielle Moreland, First Fridays chair
Mike Curtis
Diane Clay
Mandy Murphy
Leslie Gearhart
Tom Lowry
Tim Raakman
Jerry Barkley
Warren Johncock


Organization Committee: By building relationships around the community, our organization committee recruits, supports, and provides recognition to our volunteers and supporters, makes sure that we have the financial resources to make our downtown attractive, and ensures that our work, communications, and money are all allocated and used efficiently, wisely, and for the best possible results.

Tricia Meyer, Chair
Lindsay Oswald, Vice Chair/Secretary
Cathy Lawson
Tom Miles
James Hissong


Economic Restructuring Committee: This is where the redevelopment and revitalization rubber meets the road. The “EVC” works to gather and offer financial support, promotion, and technical assistance for entrepreneurs who are investing, or considering investing, in our downtown. We cmbine market research, demographics, and careful evaluation of our historic and civic assets to find and showcase the best business opportunities we have to offer – and the results are starting to show in new restaurants, drinking establishments, and shops!

Joe Bippus, Chair
Rob Vander Giessen-Reitsma, Vice-Chair
Bobbi Schoon, Secretary
Tom Meyer
Sharon Bachinski
Dave Casterline
April Kibby
Brian McDaniel

Interested in getting involved? Know someone else who might be?

Contact our Executive Director, Dave Vago at (269) 535-5145 or [email protected]

Michigan Main Street

Three Rivers is a Select level community in Michigan Main Street, an official affiliate of The National Main Street Center, which is committed to creating high-quality places and to building stronger communities through preservation-based economic development.

DDA/Main Street Office

Contact us

Phone: (269) 535-5145
Address: 57 N. Main St., Three Rivers, MI 49093