Basis of the DCA: The Downtown Camas Association (DCA) is a 501(C)3 non-profit organization which helps Downtown Camas to thrive by creating a vibrant social, cultural and economic center of the community while emphasizing historical preservation. The DCA is a member of the Washington State Main Street Program (http://www NULL.dahp NULL.wa NULL.gov/programs/mainstreet-program) which guides our program goals based on the Four Point Approach for a thriving Downtown Core.
DCA’s need for Volunteers & Financial Contributions: Foundational to the organizational structure of the DCA are four committees in which projects are planned, goals set, and results are seen. Although committee work may not seem very exciting, it is the best way to make progress toward our common goals to see Downtown Camas thrive!
The DCA currently has one part time staff, the Program Coordinator, who networks the committee chairpersons and volunteers toward the common goals that are set by the four committees. Tax-deductible donations to the DCA go toward the projects and goals that are set by the committees. Most of the projects the DCA takes on require funding either for purchases or promotion. You can learn about the current DCA projects on the Get Involved webpage.
Who decides what is done? The folks who participate on the committees.
Who gets it done? A highly dedicated board of directors, one part time staff person and many, many volunteers who are C-W residents, Downtown business owners, and city personnel.
Who contributes financially to what gets done?
1. B&O Tax Donors, who are small businesses and large corporations who make financial contributions for which they can receive a guaranteed 75% tax credit and estimated 25% write off.
2. Members of the DCA who are individuals, non-profits, downtown business owners, property owners and corporations for which there are designated levels of membership.
3. Event sponsors who make a financial contribution to sponsor one of the many themed events that are put on throughout the year.
Who benefits from what is done?
Stakeholders in Downtown Camas are residents of Camas, neighbors of Camas, business owners, property owners, investors, and government.
Camas and neighboring residents benefit by experiencing a sense of community pride while finding the options for shopping, entertainment, and services they are wanting in their town.
Downtown business owners benefit from a more solid infrastructure on which to thrive.
Property owners benefit from the increase in property values as the economic vitality increases.
City Government benefits by having a dedicated interest group manage the concerns of the downtown area, saving tax payer dollars, and improving the livability of the area.
We hope that you enjoy Downtown Camas and that you will find a compelling reason to participate in its future development!
Check out these links to further investigate your options for participation and thank you for your interest and support!