Buena Vista Main Street

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The Colorado Main Street program is intended to revitalize traditional downtown districts within the context of historic preservation. The program uses an approach that advocates a return to community self-reliance and local empowerment, while encouraging the revitalization of central business districts based on their traditional assets of unique architecture, personal service, local ownership, and a sense of community. Buena Vista was named a Main Street Candidate community in 2014.

Vision Statement:
Main Street Buena Vista is where people live, eat, shop, work and play. We create a year-round appeal to families, outdoor enthusiasts and entrepreneurs with our beautiful views, vibrant community, rich history and diverse economic opportunities.

Mission Statement:

Main Street Buena Vista is the vibrant center of community activity. Residents and visitors enjoy year-round opportunities for unique retail experiences, exceptional events, safe and comfortable gathering spots, a convenient starting point for recreational activities, and businesses experience a broadened economic base. The Buena Vista Main Street program leadership will leverage our historic infrastructure and sustained community support to ensure our efforts remain relevant, transparent, accountable and valued.

For more information on the Main Street program, or if you are interested in getting involved, please contact Emily Katsimpalis, Main Street Manager and Assistant to the Town Administrator, at 395-8643 ext 21 or at katsimpalis@buenavistaco.gov.

Designated Main Street District
Main Street District Map2 - With Descriptions

Main Street Board of Directors

John O'Brien, Chair, community volunteer, farmgetto@gmail.com
Ashley Ahlene, Vice Chair, local business owner, community volunteer, ashleyahlene@gmail.com
Katy Welter, Treasurer, local business owner, welterkaty@gmail.com
Amy Lively, Secretary, local business owner, amy@thelivelymerchant.com
Kathi Perry, Director of the Buena Vista Chamber of Commerce, kathi@buenavistacolorado.org
Sarah Haughey, local business owner, sarah@thejailhousebv.com
Robbie Cooper Johnson, local business owner, robbie@thelariatbv.com
Lenny Eckstein, local business owner, len@deerhammer.com
Bill Fitzgerald, community volunteer, bjfitz1980@gmail.com


Clark Hess, real estate agent, hessclark@gmail.com
Dr. Mishea Peltier, local business owner, info@riseoptimalliving.com

Trustee Liaison:

David Volpe, non-voting member, trusteevolpe@buenavistaco.gov
For more information on the Colorado Main Street program visit: