The Downtown Association

The Downtown Oregon City Association (also known as Main Street Oregon City) is a volunteer led and volunteer driven 501c(3) nonprofit public benefit corporation working towards the revitalization of downtown Oregon City. It is nationally accredited using the Main Street Four Point Approach®. With its partners, it has advocated for and managed projects on behalf of the downtown community.

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Mission

As the stakeholder-stewards of Downtown Oregon City, we work together as facilitators, coordinators, and together with partners as a catalyst to generate a positive downtown image, preserve historic and cultural landmarks, and stimulate economic vitality and investment in our downtown and in Oregon City.

Vision

We see Downtown Oregon City as a thriving and vibrant mix of economically viable and unique businesses, activities, restaurants and housing that attracts local residents and visitors and that entices future residents and businesses to relocate into the area.  As the heart and soul of our historic community, downtown connects us with each other, to our rich heritage as the first city of the Oregon Territory and to the larger metropolitan area.

Brand Statement

Downtown Oregon City is uniquely situated at the base of a bluff alongside the Willamette River. As the first Main Street in Oregon, its small-town feel is unlike any other in the metro region. It is a convenient and relaxed destination offering quality dining, shopping, and entertainment that builds on its long history of industry, innovation, and culture. It is simultaneously the “living room” of Oregon City and a principal part of the Pacific Northwest’ cultural heritage.

Services

In addition to providing the following ongoing services, DOCA committees and partners work on projects that support the Four Point Approach®.

  • Business Recruitment & Retention
  • Events Production & Management
  • District Brand Management
  • District Marketing
  • Project Management
  • Clean Team
  • Grant Writing
  • Media Relations
  • Public Art

Board of Directors

Roger Nickerson

President

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Roger Nickerson

President

Roger joined DOCA in 2013 after serving as a Main Street Coordinator in Mississippi where he specialized in economic restructuring. He is an advocate for downtown business owners and a proponent for the introduction of housing in the district. Before he left for Mississippi to help with the Hurricane Katrina recovery efforts he spent 20 years as an educator with Oregon City Schools. He has a PhD in education.

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Roger joined DOCA in 2013 after serving as a Main Street Coordinator in Mississippi where he specialized in economic restructuring. He is an advocate for downtown business owners and a proponent for the introduction of housing in the district. Before he left for Mississippi to help with the Hurricane Katrina recovery efforts he spent 20 years as an educator with Oregon City Schools. He has a PhD in education.

Carol Pauli

Vice President, City Liaison

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Carol Pauli

Vice President, City Liaison

An Oregon City resident, property and business owner since 1996, Carol understands the value and challenges of operating a business in a historic area. Responsible for maintaining records as Secretary for DOCA, she believes that a healthy and inviting downtown is part of a healthy and vibrant city. As a former city commissioner, Carol understands the value of citizen input and how the phrase “it takes a village” applies to maintaining a vibrant core that fosters pride and reinvestment.

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An Oregon City resident, property and business owner since 1996, Carol understands the value and challenges of operating a business in a historic area. Responsible for maintaining records as Secretary for DOCA, she believes that a healthy and inviting downtown is part of a healthy and vibrant city. As a former city commissioner, Carol understands the value of citizen input and how the phrase “it takes a village” applies to maintaining a vibrant core that fosters pride and reinvestment.

Brandi Shrives

Treasurer

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Brandi Shrives

Treasurer

I joined the DOCA board because I feel it is important to know what's going on in my community. My family roots are deep in OC. My dad graduated from OCHS, my husband was born and raised here, and I have been between Redland, Estacada and Oregon City my whole life. Being a part of an organization that is so involved in the well being of the community I love brings me peace of mind as I raise my children here. I am excited to see the change and growth of Oregon City as this organization evolves.

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I joined the DOCA board because I feel it is important to know what's going on in my community. My family roots are deep in OC. My dad graduated from OCHS, my husband was born and raised here, and I have been between Redland, Estacada and Oregon City my whole life. Being a part of an organization that is so involved in the well being of the community I love brings me peace of mind as I raise my children here. I am excited to see the change and growth of Oregon City as this organization evolves.

Kelly Dilbeck

Director

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Kelly Dilbeck

Director

After living in Oregon City 9 years, having children, and making this community our home, I wanted to take a role in the expansion of the history-rich environment. In March 2015, I attended a DOCA open house and became involved with the Promotions Committee and First City. That Fall, I was fortunate enough to run for the Board of Directors. Oregon City is becoming a desirable place to place to live and work, and I believe this is initiated by the gentrification of Main Street initiated by DOCA.

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After living in Oregon City 9 years, having children, and making this community our home, I wanted to take a role in the expansion of the history-rich environment. In March 2015, I attended a DOCA open house and became involved with the Promotions Committee and First City. That Fall, I was fortunate enough to run for the Board of Directors. Oregon City is becoming a desirable place to place to live and work, and I believe this is initiated by the gentrification of Main Street initiated by DOCA.

Don Scott

Director

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Don Scott

Director

I was drawn to get involved with DOCA because it was a convergence of two of my strong interests – history and the support of small businesses. I spent my working career doing retail location research across the US and western Europe so I bring a broad experience of many different types of business districts. I am a strong supporter of buying from local businesses, so working to support the strengthening of the downtown business district is a natural extension of my interests and experience.

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I was drawn to get involved with DOCA because it was a convergence of two of my strong interests – history and the support of small businesses. I spent my working career doing retail location research across the US and western Europe so I bring a broad experience of many different types of business districts. I am a strong supporter of buying from local businesses, so working to support the strengthening of the downtown business district is a natural extension of my interests and experience.

Shauna Carter

Director

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Shauna Carter

Director

I joined the DOCA Board of Directors because I love Oregon City. I’ve been working in the downtown corridor for 3 ½ years and working as a Property Manager for downtown building owners for the past 2 ½ years. I love this town and want to contribute to the wonderful history and culture, and help it grow organically. As a Board Member I am learning how each person and business impacts our town. I’m grateful to be a part of the team that is working hard to make Oregon City a great place to be!

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I joined the DOCA Board of Directors because I love Oregon City. I’ve been working in the downtown corridor for 3 ½ years and working as a Property Manager for downtown building owners for the past 2 ½ years. I love this town and want to contribute to the wonderful history and culture, and help it grow organically. As a Board Member I am learning how each person and business impacts our town. I’m grateful to be a part of the team that is working hard to make Oregon City a great place to be!

Zack Stokes

Director

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Zack Stokes

Director

We moved our local branch of ZCS Engineering to Main Street 4 years ago after spending time in the area while working on the Arch Bridge project. I quickly found that Downtown Oregon City is a unique place that has a lot to offer as a community. Seeing the transition of Downtown that has been underway since before I arrived motivated me to get involved with DOCA. I joined the Board to help do my part as part of the community to make a great place even better.

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We moved our local branch of ZCS Engineering to Main Street 4 years ago after spending time in the area while working on the Arch Bridge project. I quickly found that Downtown Oregon City is a unique place that has a lot to offer as a community. Seeing the transition of Downtown that has been underway since before I arrived motivated me to get involved with DOCA. I joined the Board to help do my part as part of the community to make a great place even better.

Yvette Kirwin

Director

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Yvette Kirwin

Director

As the owner of Nebbiolo Restaurant and Wine Market on the corner of 8th and Main, I have what I feel to be very relevant interest in the Downtown Oregon City Association. Having a new and progressive business on Main Street, it has been a great experience to be on the Board of Directors for Downtown and be a part of this community.

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As the owner of Nebbiolo Restaurant and Wine Market on the corner of 8th and Main, I have what I feel to be very relevant interest in the Downtown Oregon City Association. Having a new and progressive business on Main Street, it has been a great experience to be on the Board of Directors for Downtown and be a part of this community.

Bradly James

Director

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Bradly James

Director

Brad began volunteering with DOCA in 2013 and brings a decade of experience working in nonprofits, community development, and event management to the DOCA board. He joined the board because he believes DOCA's work is essential to preserving the characteristics of Oregon City he's grown to love. At his day job, Brad supports the success of Portland's neighborhood business districts - home to more than half of Portland's jobs.

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Brad began volunteering with DOCA in 2013 and brings a decade of experience working in nonprofits, community development, and event management to the DOCA board. He joined the board because he believes DOCA's work is essential to preserving the characteristics of Oregon City he's grown to love. At his day job, Brad supports the success of Portland's neighborhood business districts - home to more than half of Portland's jobs.

Amber Holveck

Director, Ex-Oficio Non-Voting

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Amber Holveck

Director, Ex-Oficio Non-Voting

Amber was appointed to the board in 2014 as a liaison to the Oregon City Chamber of Commerce where she is the Executive Director. Amber brings a broader Oregon City perspective to the table and is an important link to the business community at large.

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Amber was appointed to the board in 2014 as a liaison to the Oregon City Chamber of Commerce where she is the Executive Director. Amber brings a broader Oregon City perspective to the table and is an important link to the business community at large.

Staff

Jonathan Stone

Executive Director

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Jonathan Stone

Executive Director

A Boston transplant and self-described Oregon City fanboy, Jonathan is responsible for day-to-day operations of the association. He is the volunteer cheerleader, board advisor, phone answerer, bookkeeper... With an MBA in marketing he gets business. In a former life he designed buildings. Blending a design sensibility with a love of retail he is able to guide the organization as it continues to build the district's retail and housing pipeline.

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A Boston transplant and self-described Oregon City fanboy, Jonathan is responsible for day-to-day operations of the association. He is the volunteer cheerleader, board advisor, phone answerer, bookkeeper... With an MBA in marketing he gets business. In a former life he designed buildings. Blending a design sensibility with a love of retail he is able to guide the organization as it continues to build the district's retail and housing pipeline.

Lauren Dees

Marketing Coordinator

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Lauren Dees

Marketing Coordinator

Lauren joined DOCA in May of 2015 as a Special Events Intern and joined the team as Marketing Coordinator a few months later. With a business degree from Portland State University, Lauren brings her education in marketing and logistics to the position. With an excitement for events and a passion for planning, Lauren works to execute all of DOCA's events as well as their social media and marketing.

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Lauren joined DOCA in May of 2015 as a Special Events Intern and joined the team as Marketing Coordinator a few months later. With a business degree from Portland State University, Lauren brings her education in marketing and logistics to the position. With an excitement for events and a passion for planning, Lauren works to execute all of DOCA's events as well as their social media and marketing.

Justine Ealy

Community Coordinator

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Justine Ealy

Community Coordinator

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Director of the Year 2016

Jonathan Stone wins Main Street Director of the Year in 2016

Outstanding Fundraiser 2016

The Oregon Trail® Game 5k wins Outstanding Fundraiser in 2016

Best Retail Promotion 2015

The Snowflake Raffle wins Best Retail Promotion in 2015