Design Committee 

(Meets 3rd Thursday of each month at 5:30pm)

  • develops guidelines that maintain and enhance the architectural heritage of the area while encouraging smart use.
  • host educational platforms that teach citizens and business owners effective design techniques and provides assistance in planning and implementation.
  • plan for the beautification and encouragement of the use of public spaces.

Promotions Committee 

(Meets 4th Tuesday of each month at 9:00am)

  • Understand the changing market – both potential shoppers and “competition”
  • Identifying downtown assets, including people, buildings, heritage, and institutions.
  • Defining Main Street’s market niche- it’s unique “position” in the marketplace.
  • Creating NEW image campaigns, retail promotions, and special events to lure people back downtown.

Economic Vitality Committee

(Meets 2nd Wednesday of each month at 5:00pm)

  • Learning about the downtown’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 buildings.
  • Developing financial incentives and capital for building rehabilitation and business development.
  • Monitoring the economic performance of the downtown, by conducting, or coordinating, market research for the district and surrounding areas periodically
  • Synchronize business development with real estate improvement. Work with the Design Committee to balance real estate and business development, gradually accelerating the pace as district’s market improves.

All committees meet at the Our Town Belfast Office, 82 Main Street, Belfast.

**Any persons with accessibility challenges are encouraged to contact us should they wish to meet or participate with Our Town Belfast. We are glad to hold meetings in other nearby accessible locations as requested. 

Interested in getting involved with one of our committees? Please complete our volunteer form!

Questions? Please call 218-1158 or email