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.

 

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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

Joleen Jones

Joleen Jones

Design

Keven Crowder

Keven Crowder

Treasurer

Jennifer Barkhurst

Jennifer Barkhurst

Secretary

Kurstyn Schober

Kurstyn Schober

Economic Vitality

Ashley Krebs

Ashley Krebs

Promotions

Anne VanLierop

Anne VanLierop

April McLean

April McLean

Sponsors + Partners + B&O Donors

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

Sumner Historical Society

Sumner Historical Society

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

Sumner High School Leadership Program

Sumner High School Leadership Program

Corliss Resources

Corliss Resources

Inta Vintage

Inta Vintage

Columbia Bank

Columbia Bank

Double Eagle Interiors

Double Eagle Interiors

BECU

BECU

Calvary Community Church

Calvary Community Church

Yasmin Caldwell

Yasmin Caldwell

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.

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Available Spaces

Commercial Space

 

SUMNER WEST 823 Main

BUILDING SIZE 14,665 SF
LEASE TERM Gross
LOT SIZE .20 Acres

Easy access to 167 and 512
Located on Sumner’s vibrant Main St
Across street from Sounder Station

MORE INFO

920 ALder AVE Sumner WA

Sumner Business Center

Office Suites

920 Alder AVE
Sumner, WA

More Info

 

 

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Getting Started

City of Sumner

Contact: Ryan Windish
Community Development Director
253.299.5524

Economic Vitality – SMSA

Contact: 
253-891-4260

 

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!

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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.

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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.