About the HDKP

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The Historic Downtown Kennewick Partnership (HDKP) is a volunteer-driven 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation aspiring to reflect our diverse community, provide an inclusive and vibrant downtown destination, encourage economic and creative opportunities, and preserve our rich history to support a dynamic future.

 

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Purpose of Our Downtown Organization

Who We Serve

Main Street Program

HDKP Leadership


Purpose of Our Downtown Organization

 

The Downtown Kennewick area has experienced a transistion over the past decade into a healthy business district.  This revitalization has been guided, in large part, by the Historic Downtown Kennewick Partnership.  Tha following are key elements in the revitalization efforts: 

  • Developing partnerships with other community-minded organizations in order to maintain and expand the downtown
  • Creating promotional events designed to bring thousands of people downtown
  • Making recruiting and retention efforts that focus on inviting complimentary businesses that fill the needs of our target customers
  • Putting your tax dollars to work through the Main Street Tax Credit Program

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Who We Serve

 
  • Long-time residents who remember how their hometown used to be

  • New residents who are looking for a sense of community and who want to establish roots

  • Merchants located in and around the Main Street area who want to bring more customers into their shops.

  • Organizations that care about Downtown Kennewick's values and history

  • Families that want a community with a strong sense of identity

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Main Street Program

 

The Main Street program is about recapturing old values and creating a new sense of unity in a quickly changing society.  The Main Street program maintains the asset of a community in order to pass on the community heritage to future residents.  Main Street teaches the community how to take care of the future today.

As a Main Street America™ Accredited program, Historic Downtown Kennewick Partnership is a recognized leading program among the national network of more than 1,200 neighborhoods and communities who share both a commitment to creating high-quality places and to building stronger communities through preservation-based economic development. All Main Street America™ Accredited programs meet a set of National Accreditation Standards of Performance as outlined by the National Main Street Center.

You can learn more on our Volunteer page and on their website

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HDKP Leadership

Executive Director

Dan Smith

Board Members

Jay Freeman, President
Amber Martin, Vice President
Heather Boderick, Treasurer
Kristi Shumway, Secretary
Tom Moak
Bob Larson
Ted Luvaas
David Spaulding
Ann Steiger
Stephanie Button
Councilman Steve Lee

Committee Chairs

Design | Ted Luvaas
Economic Vitality | Jay Freeman
Organization | Kristi Shumway
Promotion | David Spaulding and Ann Steiger

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