Background

Who We Are

The Astoria Downtown Historic District Association (ADHDA) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to preserve and advance historic downtown Astoria's culture and character through inspired partnerships and community engagement to support a vibrant and resilient economic future for all Astorians. 

ADHDA is a Nationally Accredited, Performing Main Street Community, as recognized by the National Main Street and the Oregon Main Street Programs.  ADHDA follows the 4-Point Main Street Approach, a proven comprehensive approach to commercial historic district revitalization.

ADHDA implements the 4-Point Approach throughout the downtown district, which is primarily comprised of 38 blocks: from 5th to 17th Streets to the west and east and from Exchange Street to the Columbia River to the south and the north.

Interested in being on our board?  We'd love to hear from you!  Please fill out this form by November 15th: https://forms.gle/hU4VfgKiu3bAyaQc6 The ADHDA board meets once a month.  New terms begin in January and are 3 years in duration.  

 

Current Board of Directors

President: Julie Kovatch, Clatsop Community College
Vice President: Jeremy Towsey-French, Reveille Ciderworks
Secretary: Norma Hernandez, Clatsop County
Treasurer: Greg Cross, NW Lending
Board Member: Amanda Gladics, OSU Extension
Board Member: Patsy Oser, Community Member
Board Member: Andrew Mattingly, Craft3
Board Member: Norma Hernandez, Community Member

Board Member: Leigh Mortlock, Bree & Associates Real Estate
President Emeritus: Dulcye Taylor, Old Town Framing
Ex-Officio: Brett Estes, Astoria City Manager

 

Maybe you’ve seen us in action:

Organizing the Pacific Northwest Brew Cup, bringing brewers and approximately 3000 beer lovers together for craft beers, live music, and more

Putting the 'fun' in fundraiser at the annual Jane Barnes Revue, ADHDA's topsy-turvy fashion show and fundraising event

Presenting the monthly 2nd Saturday Art Walk, with upwards of 25 participating galleries, retail businesses, restaurants, and special events on a monthly basis 

Helping revitalize downtown through the acquisition of grants and targeted projects like Love Your Streets, the 13th Street Alley, the Merwyn Apartment Workforce Housing Project, and Project Storefront