Main Street Board


The Main Street Board, created in June 2020, is a group of downtown stakeholders who are dedicated to promoting and improving downtown Ashland through historic preservation and community revitalization in order to enhance the downtown for residents, visitors, businesses, and the larger regional community. They meet monthly to discuss various policies and programs, collaboration opportunities, grant funding, economic vitality, design and promotions, and other aspects of Ashland's downtown as deemed necessary. The most important function of the Main Street Board is to provide input and guidance for the Main Street Manager and the Planning and Development Department on downtown projects and initiatives the City should focus on accomplishing. Check out the Ashland Main Street website for more information. 


More on the Wisconsin Main Street Program

Board Members and Term Expiration:

Vacant Downtown non-profit July 28, 2021
Kyle Elfson Downtown business/property owner July 28, 2021
Katie Gellatly Downtown business/property owner July 28, 2021
Sara Beadle Downtown business/property owner July 28, 2022
Carver Harries Ashland Area Development Corp July 28, 2022
Vacant Downtown resident  
Mary McPhetridge Ashland Area Chamber of Commerce July 28, 2022
Kevin Porter Local realtor July 28, 2021
Kevin Stranberg Private community stakeholder outside the downtown July 28, 2022

Contact us

Jaclynn Findlay

Main Street Manager
Phone: (715) 685 - 1611
Main Street Mural 1
ariel Pearson Park
Pearson Tunnel entrance
ariel City Hall
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Vaughn Library (1)

Ashland Main Street Program Events

The Ashland Main Street Program often partners with the Vaughn Library, Parks & Recreation Department, and Ashland Chamber of Commerce on downtown events and programming
  • Wine Walk & Shop
  • Snowshoe Stomp
  • Ashland Downtown Days
  • Ashland Beer Garden
  • Outdoor live music 
  • Movies on Main series
  • Yoga in the Park
  • Check out the event calendar on the Main Street website for an more!