About

Our Mission

The Sumner Main Street Association works to stimulate economic growth and revitalization, enhance beautification, nurture historic preservation and ensure the vitality of downtown Sumner.

 

About SMSA

 

The Sumner Main Street Association (SMSA) is a non-profit organization with the mission of revitalizing Sumner’s historic downtown district. SMSA is a Washington Main Street Affiliate Member and uses the National Main Street Program’s Four-Point Approach to guide its historic downtown revitalization. The Main Street Four-Point Approach is a comprehensive community-based approach to community revitalization using each of the following four points: Design, Economic Vitality, Promotion, and Outreach. These four points guide our organizational structure and annual work plans.

Design Committee:

The Design Committee works to improve the streetscape and environmental experience for its businesses and visitors.

Economic Vitality:

The Economic Vitality Committee provides resources and support in business recruitment and retention in the downtown district.

Promotion:

The Promotion Committee tells the story of downtown Sumner through promotional efforts. It communicates with the community on the benefits of revitalization and produces events that bring visitors to our historic downtown

Outreach / Organization:

The Outreach Committee ensures the success of the SMSA through volunteer recruitment and recognition, expansion of sponsorships and partnerships, fundraising and ensuring the financial responsibility of the organization.

Board + Staff

Curtiss Johnson

Curtiss Johnson

President

Nicole Wilsey

Nicole Wilsey

Vice President

Suzanne Kipfer

Suzanne Kipfer

Treasurer

Jill Starks

Jill Starks

Executive Director

Dale Loseth

Dale Loseth

Secretary

Joleen Jones

Joleen Jones

Design

LuAnn Iselin

LuAnn Iselin

Outreach

Anne VanLierop

Anne VanLierop

Sponsors + Partners

From sponsoring events to providing outreach to the community and drumming up support for projects, our partners help make great things happen downtown.

City of Sumner

City of Sumner

Puget Sound Energy

Puget Sound Energy

Spartan Agency

Spartan Agency

JMJ TEAM

JMJ TEAM

Heritage Bank

Heritage Bank

The Old Cannery

The Old Cannery

Faith Covenant Church

Faith Covenant Church

Rotary Club of Sumner

Rotary Club of Sumner

Lions Club

Lions Club

Artistic Solutions

Artistic Solutions

Simple Tidings & Kitchen

Simple Tidings & Kitchen

A Picket Fence

A Picket Fence

Resources

We would love to welcome your new or expanding business in the Historic District. Whether you’re looking for an open space, need permitting information or would like a downtown tour, we have the resources to help. Locating in downtown Sumner gives you access to quarterly member forums, entrepreneur resources and marketing opportunities to make your business shine.

Available Spaces

Commercial Space

 
921 Kincaid Avenue
Sumner, WA 98390
 
Type: Commercial Retail/Office Space
Rent: $1,225.00
Deposit: $1,200.00
Available: November

Term: 1 year lease

More Info contact Spartan Agency

Getting Started

City of Sumner

Contact: Ryan Windish
Community Development Director
253.299.5524

Economic Vitality – SMSA

Contact: Joleen Jones
Economic Vitality
253.249.3643

 

Projects

Sumner Main Street Association focuses on the four points of the Main Street Approach. These include Design, Economic Vitality, Outreach and Promotion. Below is a just a sample of the current and recent projects our committees are championing.
Want to get involved with support for a project or join a committee? Contact us!

LIGHT UP MAIN

The Design Committee is working to install clear LED lights along the top of 38 downtown buildings. The lights will be on from dusk to dawn throughout the year and provide a welcoming ambiance for visitors. Funding is provided by City of Sumner LTAC funds.


OPEN IN SUMNER

The SMSA is working with the City’s Open in Sumner Coalition to provide resources for businesses. The City, SMSA and others collaborated to create an Open In Sumner campaign, see the video here:

We want to thank the City of Sumner for constructing parklets for downtown restaurant use. The parklets were recently featured on Q13 News.


STARTING A BUSINESS

The SMSA is updating its resources for starting or relocating a business to the downtown district. This includes recently requested information for converting retail spaces to restaurants/food service. We work with the City to provide a clear path from permitting to opening your business downtown.