Buena Vista Main Street

Main Street Program logos
As a Main Street America™ Accredited program, the Town of Buena Vista 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.
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
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

Main Street Manager:

Emily Katsimpalis, Assistant to the Town Administrator, katsimpalis@buenavistaco.gov

The Main Street Board of Directors holds meetings on the first and third Thursdays of every month
beginning at 9:00 AM at the Lariat (206 E Main St).
For more information on the Colorado Main Street program visit: