May 2016 | News from Selah Downtown Association
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Welcome Downtown!

For many of you, this is my first opportunity to say hello and introduce myself. My name is Whitney Stohr, and I am the new Executive Director of Selah Downtown Association (SDA).

My primary role is to lead and direct the organization and to coordinate with SDA's four active committees (i.e. Design, Economic Restructuring, Organization, and Promotion), each comprised of volunteers and community members interested in helping to develop and revitalize downtown Selah, to help make our vision for Selah a reality. I am thrilled to take on this role and look forward to working with each and every one of you.

SDA has several events and activities planned in the upcoming months, which I will share with you regularly in our monthly newsletters. I invite you to share these events and encourage the participation of others. By working together, we can transform our community and achieve a lasting impact on our downtown and all of Selah.


Whitney Stohr
Executive Director

"Selah Beautiful" Initiative Launched

SDA announced on Tuesday, April 19, 2016, the launch of the new "Selah Beautiful" Initiative, a program led by SDA and designed to promote beautification in the city's downtown business district. The launch reaffirms SDA's focus on downtown design enhancement and revitalization. Read more:

"SDA City Clean-up Day" Proclaimed

On April 26th, SDA requested a proclamation from the City of Selah recognizing Saturday, May 14, as "Selah Downtown Association City Clean-up Day," inviting and encouraging residents to participate in the upcoming event.

Join SDA on May 14, at the Civic Center, beginning at 10 a.m. Dress for the weather and bring work gloves and large trash bags if possible. Pre-register to volunteer:

SDA also invites downtown business owners to join in the clean-up day by planning store front and property improvement projects. 

Contact SDA for more information.

It Happened Downtown

March -- SDA hosted the annual DisColory Hidden Egg Contest and arts & crafts table at the BHUC Easter Egg Hunt

April -- SDA co-sponsored the "Plant a Sunflower!" Earth Day program with Selah Library

SDA Downtown Clean-up Day
Saturday, May 14
10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Selah Civic Center

Help clean-up our city! Sign-up here.

SDA is seeking business owners interested in co-sponsoring events or participating in upcoming beautification and design enhancement programs.

Contact Whitney Stohr: 
Call (509) 697-5100 or 

Volunteers with a background in design and/or construction to lend a hand on an upcoming project. Contact us!
Thank you to all who donated items to our "Made in Selah" silent auction basket for the annual RevitalizeWA conference in Chelan, WA, April 25-27. Thank you for helping us represent our community and show other downtown leaders from across the state everything that Selah has to offer!

Thank you to donors:
Barb Petrea, SDA President
Monson Fruit Co.
Selah Sweets
Southard Winery
Yakima Hop Candy

Why is downtown important to you?

Tell us here.
Selah Downtown Association is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and a member of the Washington State Main Street Program whose mission is to develop and promote downtown Selah as the community's social, cultural and economic center.
Copyright © 2016 Selah Downtown Association, All rights reserved.

Our mailing address is:
115 W. Naches Ave.
Selah, WA 98942

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