Please join us in the revitalization of downtown Dayton!
The City of Dayton and Yamhill County have each pledged $2,500 to the DCDA this year. Our goal is to match their pledges with donations from our Board, our Community Members and Supporters.
Please help us in raising an additional $2,500 in 2012! You can donate online through the link below or send a check in the mail to DCDA, PO Box 237, Dayton, OR 97114. You’ll be in time for a 2012 tax deduction!
We truly appreciate your past involvement and support. We welcome your continued participation with the DCDA and assistance on any of our 4 committees. Let us know if you have questions! (firstname.lastname@example.org) Together we will create a more vibrant, economically healthy community that we can all enjoy, and be proud to share with visitors! Thank you!
Kelly Haverkate, Program Manager
& the DCDA Board of Directors
The Dayton Community Development Association is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization focusing primarily on the revitalization of the downtown Dayton area, and is made up of community members and businesses who volunteer their time.
On June 1, 2009, the DCDA was granted acceptance into the Oregon Main Street Program. The Oregon Main Street Program is a collaborative effort between state government and the private sector that provides free guidance and consulting services to small, rural downtown communities. Dayton is at the “Transforming Downtown” level of the Main Street Program.
Since the Dayton Community Development Association was incorporated in 2009, it has accomplished the following projects:
- Co-sponsoring Dayton Forward with the City of Dayton, a 20 week program to set the course for Dayton’s future development (ongoing fall 2012). The process is being facilitated by Ernie Munch, a professional planner and architect with years of experience in community planning.
- Maintains DaytonOregon.org website
- Organizes & cosponsors downtown events such as A Small Town Christmas & Cinco de Mayo Celebration
- Sponsors Adopt-a-Highway clean-ups (Ongoing)
- Coordinates > 1000 Volunteer Hours/Year
- Won grant for Downtown Art Mural Project and installed it along Ferry Street downtown.
- Hosted “Dayton Means Business” reception to promote economic development (April 2012)
- Installed & paid yearly fees for ODOT traffic signs on Hwy. 18 directing visitors to historic downtown town square & park (Ongoing)
- Held workshops creating community branding & logo for downtown Dayton (2011)
- Received design plans from professionals at SHPO (July 2010), which facilitated the implementation of four facade improvement projects on downtown commercial properties
- Organized community portrait (August 2010)
Board Of Directors:
President: Wendy Bennett
VP: Mary Ann Stoller
Treasurer: Steve Hessiling
Secretary: Jim Seufert
Member-at-large: Judy Gerrard
Member-at-Large: Carol Hesseling
Member-at-Large: Trini Marquez
Member-at-Large: Anna Philipsen
Member-at-Large: Richard Thompson
Program Coordinator: Kelly Haverkate
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.
DCDA Mission Statement:
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.