The purpose of the Beaverton Downtown Association (BDA) is to enhance community identity and heritage, foster a center of activity, and ensure economic stability for the heart of downtown Beaverton.
The Beaverton Downtown Association is organized into four volunteer committees and a Board of Directors that oversees the organization:
Organization establishes consensus and cooperation by building partnerships among the various groups that have a stake in Downtown Beaverton. By getting everyone working toward the same goal, we provide effective, ongoing management and advocacy for downtown Beaverton. Through volunteer recruitment and collaboration with partners representing a broad cross section of the community, we can incorporate a wide range of perspectives into our efforts. A governing board of directors and standing committees make up the fundamental organizational structure of volunteer-driven revitalization programs. This structure not only divides the workload and clearly delineates responsibilities, but also builds consensus and cooperation among the various stakeholders.
(New meeting information to be posted soon)
Design means getting downtown Beaverton into top physical shape and creating a safe, inviting environment for shoppers, workers, and visitors. It takes advantage of the visual opportunities inherent in a commercial district by directing attention to all of its physical elements: public and private buildings, storefronts, signs, public spaces, parking areas, street furniture, public art, landscaping, merchandising, window displays, and promotional materials. An appealing atmosphere, created through attention to all of these visual elements, conveys a positive message about the commercial district and what it has to offer. Design activities also include instilling good maintenance practices in the commercial district, enhancing the district's physical appearance through the rehabilitation of historic buildings, encouraging appropriate new construction, developing sensitive design management systems, educating business and property owners about design quality, and long-term planning.
(Meets 2nd Tuesday of every month, 11:30 AM, at Office of Stewart Straus, architect.
6775 SW 111th Avenue, Suite 20, Beaverton, OR
SW 111th is about two blocks west of the Denney-217 interchange and only goes north from Denny. It is just past Woodfeathers (roofing products) on the left side of the street.)
Promotion takes many forms, but the goal is to create a positive image that will rekindle community pride and improve consumer and investor confidence in downtown Beaverton. Advertising, retail promotions, special events, and marketing campaigns help sell the image and promise of downtown Beaverton to the community and surrounding region. Promotions communicate downtown Beaverton's unique characteristics, business establishments, and activities to shoppers, investors, potential business and property owners, and visitors.
(Meets 3rd Tuesday of every month, 9:00 AM, at Beaverton City Hall.)
Economic restructuring strengthens your community's existing economic assets while diversifying its economic base. This is accomplished by retaining and expanding successful businesses to provide a balanced commercial mix, sharpenng the competitiveness and merchandising skills of business owners, and attracting new businesses that the market can support. Converting unused or underused commercial space into economically productive property also helps boost the profitability of the district. The goal is to build a commercial district that responds to the needs of today's consumers.
(Meets 1st Monday of every month, 11:00 AM, at Beaverton Area Chamber of Commerce offices.)
Board of Directors
The Board of Directors oversees the committees and overall organization budget.
(Meets 1st Wednesday of every month, 8:00 AM, Beaverton City Library.)
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The BDA is seeking enthusiastic volunteers to join a committee and/or become a Board member. To become a volunteer, please email info@DowntownBeaverton.org.
If you are interested in becoming a member of the Board of Directors, please contact Paul von Bergen, Board of Directors Chairman at PaulvB@DowntownBeaverton.org.
Events and Programs
Beaverton Downtown Association Newsletters
To learn more about the BDA’s approach to downtown revitalization, please visit the
Beaverton Main Street Program
webpage. If you would more information about how to get involved or to join a committee, please contact the Organization Committee Chairperson, at