Kringleville Auction
...holidays will soon be upon us once again, and Waterville Main Street is busy planning for the Parade of Lights, Kringleville, and the Kringleville Auction! This year's auction will be held on Wednesday, October 29 at 5pm at Silver Street Tavern in Downtown Waterville and will feature a live auction, catered meal, and lots of holiday cheer. To purchase tickets and or make a donation more...

Harvest Fest
...12th Annual Harvest Fest NOW combined with Hill 'n the Ville, is scheduled for October 5 at Head of Falls on Front Street in Downtown Waterville from 10am - 5pm more...

Parade of Lights
...will be held on Friday, November 28, at 6pm. Floats will assemble on Front Street, travel up Union Street, turn left...if you would like to participate,... more...

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Our Mission

Waterville Main Street will advance efforts to develop the Downtown area into a thriving, energetic, commercial, social, cultural and entertainment destination.

A Main Street Maine Community

Waterville was designated as a Main Street Maine community in 2001 by the Maine Downtown Center and is accredited annually by the National Main Street Center, which is a program of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.  The Main Street Four Point Approach is a comprehensive and incremental approach to downtown revitalization and is being implemented in over 2,000 towns and cities throughout the country. Visit Maine Downtown Center for more information on the Main Street Maine program.

Waterville Main Street Board of Directors (2012-13)

  • President: Emilie van Eeghen, Maine General, Vice President Behavioral Health Services
  • Treasurer: Jennifer Strode, Nicholson, Michaud & Company, Staff Accountant
  • Secretary: Ron Ducharme, Attorney, Wheeler & Arey
  • Jennifer Buker, Director of Public Relations, Thomas College
  • Suzanne Culver (Chair, Design Committee), downtown resident
  • Lori Gervais (Chair Promotion Committee), Ad Representative, Morning Sentinel
  • Charlie Giguere, Owner, Champions Fitness Club, Silver Street Tavern
  • Kimberly Lindlof, President & C.E.O, Mid-Maine Chamber of Commerce
  • Brendan O'Keefe, Attorney at O'Donnell, Lee, McCowan & Phillips, LLC
  • Randy Phair, Marketing Consultant, Mountain Wireless Broadcasting
  • Ellen Richmond, Owner, Children's Book Cellar
  • Michelle Crocker, Vice President, KeyBank
  • Mike Roy, Waterville City Manager

Waterville Main Street Staff


Economic Restructuring Committee
Monthly Meeting Time: 1st Tuesday, 9:00am (at Mid-Maine Chamber of Commerce)
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The job of the Economic Restructuring Committee is to identify new market opportunities for the traditional commercial district, find new uses for historic commercial buildings, and stimulate investment in property. The committee's main tasks include:

  • Learning about the district's current economic condition and identifying opportunities for market growth;
  • Strengthening existing businesses and recruiting new ones;
  • Finding new economic uses for traditional Main Street businesses;
  • Developing financial incentives and capital for building rehabilitations and business development; and
  • Monitoring the economic performance of the district.

Committee Members:
Bruce Harrington
Kevin Joseph
Mark Larsen
Kim Lindlof
Tom McCowan
Tammy Rabideau
Darryl Sterling
Jennifer Olsen, Staff

Promotion Committee
Monthly Meeting Time: Last Wednesday, 5:30pm
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The job of the Promotion Committee is to PROMOTE downtown as the center of commerce, culture, and community life for residents and visitors alike. The committee's main tasks include:

  • Understanding the changing market - both potential shoppers and "competition";
  • Identifying downtown assets - including people, buildings, heritage, and institutions;
  • Defining Main Street's market niche - its unique "position" in the marketplace; and finally
  • Creating new image campaigns, retail promotions, special events to bring people into our downtown.

Committee Members:
Lori Gervais, Chair
Jennifer Bergernon
Kim Cornforth
Jackie Dalton
Scott McAdoo
Martha McCarthy
Randy Phair
Joan Sanzenbacher
Drew To
Jennifer Olsen, Staff

Design Committee
Monthly Meeting Time: 1st Wednesday, 5:30pm
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The Design Committee plays a key role in shaping the physical image of Main Street as a place that is attractive to shoppers, investors, business owners, and visitors. The committee's main tasks include:

  • Educating others about good design - enhancing the image of each business as well as that of the district;
  • Providing good design advice - encouraging quality improvements to private properties and public spaces;
  • Planning Main Street's development - guiding future growth and shaping regulations; and
  • Motivating others to make changes - creating incentives and targeting key projects.

Committee Members:
Suzanne Culver, Chair
Rick Compagnon
Gina Coppens
Rachel McGee

Ellen Richmond
Scott Workman
Jennifer Olsen, Staff

Organization Committee
Monthly Meeting Time: 3rd Thursday, 9:00am
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The Organization Committee plays a key role in keeping the Waterville Main Street board, committees, staff, and programs in good shape by attracting people and funding to the organization. The committee's main tasks include:

  • Raising Money - for projects and administration, from donations and sponorships;
  • Managing staff and volunteers - by recruiting people, supervising them, and rewarding good work;
  • Promoting the program - to downtown interests and the public;
  • Managing finances - by developing good accounting procedures.

Committee Members:
Betsy Danner
Ron Ducharme
Emilie van Eeghen
Buffy Higgins
Jennifer Olsen, Staff

Contact Us:

Waterville Main Street
44 Main Street, Suite 202
Waterville, ME 04901
Telephone: (207) 207-680-2055
Fax: (207) 680-2056

Email Addresses:
Jennifer Olsen, Executive Director
June L'Heureux, Office Manager

Want to learn more about the independent business owners in downtown Waterville?
Check out our Meet Me Downtown series, written by volunteer Michelle Troutman to highlight the people behind the storefronts...more

Corner of Elm and Park Streets

Rev. Jeremiah Chaplin, the first president of Colby College, formed this church in 1818. Because it was illegal for a religious group to own property, an organization of pew holders was formed... Learn more.

For every $100 spent at a locally owned business, $45 stays in the local economy, creating jobs and expanding the city's tax base. For every $100 spent at a national chain or franchise store, only $14 remains in the community.