The purpose of the Historic Downtown Chelan Association is to develop and promote the historic downtown core of Chelan by creating an inviting and economically vibrant community center while emphasizing enhancement and preservation of the town's historic features.
Current Board of Directors:
Officers: Linda Van Lunsen- President; Larry Day- Vice President; Ray Dobbs- Treasurer; Lynda Kennedy, Secretary
Other Directors: Ron Coulter- Design Chair; Teresa Farrell; Ben Higgins; Niki Kobs; Libby Manthey (Co-Chair Promotion & Organization); Juli Straub
Committee Chairs: Cameron "Skip" Morehouse (Holiday Lighting Chair); Barb Wadkins (Co-Chair Promotion & Organization)
Liaison Member: Paul Schmidt, City of Chelan
Executive Director: Cindy Salazar, 509.682.4322
PO Box 3071 / Chelan, WA 98816
The Historic Downtown Chelan Association is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Donations are tax deductible.
Membership Fee Structure - See Join Us!
More About the Main Street Tax Credit Incentive Program: (formerly known as B&O Tax Credit)
Click below for links to WA State Department of Commerce web site page with simple explanations:
How to Apply For Credits - Step By Step
Apply For Credits (Donation to HDCA must be made by 12/31/12)
PLEASE NOTE: Donations must be pre-approved by WA State Department of Revenue
- $1.5 million — total statewide
- $100,000 max per community
- Org must be 501-C3 or 501-C6 —focused on downtown revitalization
- 75% of the donation becomes a B&O tax credit to be used in the following year
- Companies must file in electronic format
- 100% of the donation may be recognized by the U.S. IRS - please contact your tax preparer for more information.
Donations to Historic Downtown Chelan Association are not limited to just city of Chelan businesses. Contact HDCA office on how all concerned businesses can participate.
How We Started:
City of Chelan Downtown Initiative SWOT Analysis January 2005
City Facilitated Committee Formation March 2005
Community Convened Meeting @ City Hall July 2005
Organization Committee drafted Articles of Incorporation & By-Laws July —Sept. 2005
Chelan Business Association approved the structural change Oct. 2005
Articles of Incorporation & By-Laws submitted to the State - Nov, 2005
Approval of Articles & By-Laws received from Secretary of State Dec. 2005
501 c 3 received Dec. 2006
Received Main Street Start-Up Designation from the Washington State Main Street Program - March 2007
Hired first Downtown Manager - April 2008
Applied for Washington State Main Street Designation - May 2008
Washington State Main Street Designation Approved -July 2008
Boundries include both sides of street with Riverwalk Park, Old Bridge and Columbia on west, East Johnson Avenue on the north, Saunders Street on the east and East Wapato Avenue on the south. (Adopted by Board of Directors December 19, 2006)