About the DCDA

The Dayton Community Development Association, a 501(c)(3) organization participating in the Oregon Main Street program, exists to enhance the quality of life for all citizens of Dayton by helping to revitalize, improve, and maintain the economic, physical, social, aesthetic and cultural environment of Dayton’s downtown area.

The DCDA is made up of community and business members who volunteer their time. We meet on the 3rd Thursday of the month in the City Annex, 408 Ferry St., at 6:30 p.m. We invite you to attend a meeting, contact us, and join one of our committees! We’d love to have you with us!

DCDA Vision Statement: Dayton is the small town gem of Yamhill County Oregon. It is a beautiful, historic, safe, vibrant and diverse community that is both a wonderful place to live and a fun place to visit.

The DCDA works toward…

  • A beautiful, historic, safe, vibrant and diverse community that is both a wonderful place to live and a fun place to visit.
  • Facilitating events that generate excitement downtown and encourage consumer traffic.
  • A clean and attractive downtown district that maintains a small-town feel and represents a quality place to shop, work, walk, and live.
  • A diverse range of businesses in a bustling downtown that create an indispensable shopping, dining and service center.
  • A popular pedestrian-friendly visitor destination and strong source of visitor dollars.

The DCDA has been participating in the Oregon Main Street Program since 2009. We have integrated the Main Street Approach® into our downtown management strategy and modeled our four volunteer committees on four points as described below. Elements of the Dayton Forward: A Vision for the Future plan, a collaborative planning effort between the City of Dayton and the  Dayton Community Development Association which took place in 2012, are also incorporated into the DCDA’s efforts.

Board Of Directors:

  • President: Wendy Bennett
  • VP: Mary Ann Stoller
  • Treasurer: Pam Ealy
  • Secretary: Ann-Marie Anderson
  • Members-at-large: Judy Gerrard,  Jim Seufert, Richard Thompson, Karol Crowder, Jason Aust
  • Program Coordinator: Kelly Haverkate

DCDA documents online at Google Docs: