Organization Committee

Purpose of the Organization Committee

The Organization Committee plays a key role in keeping the board, committees, staff, and program-of-work in good shape by attracting people and money to the organization, including overseeing City events. To succeed this committee must take responsibility for managing the financial and logistical aspects of the Main Street Program’s organization by:

  • Raising money for projects & administration from donations & sponsorships
  • Managing staff & volunteers by recruiting people, supervising them, and rewarding good work
  • Promoting the program to downtown interests & the public
  • Managing finances by developing good accounting procedures
  • Organizing and executing annual Downtown events

Committee Responsibilities

The Organization Committee’s responsibilities specifically include the following:

  • Planning and conducting annual fund-raising activities for the Main Street program and ensuring that adequate funding is in place at all times
  • Organizing and conducting an annual nomination program for the Board of Directors
  • Organizing and conducting an annual membership drive
  • Allocating funds for organizational activities in accordance with the Main Street program’s annual work plan and budget
  • Working toward building new sources of funding for a portion of the program’s total annual budget
  • Helping the Design, Promotion, and Economic Restructuring committees recruit new members
  • Promoting the development of a strong volunteer network within the Main Street program
  • Encouraging leadership development within the Main Street program
  • Acquainting new board and committee members with the Main Street program’s goals, activities, policies, & procedures
  • Find sponsors and volunteers for annual city events as well as the organization and execution of events by working with the Promotions Committee to promote and advertise

Committee Goals

The Organization Committee works with the City of Commerce, the Main Street Manager, local businesses, property owners, residents, and other community stakeholders to facilitate a broad base of support for the Downtown Commerce Main Street program in an effort to retain, promote, and attract Downtown business. The committee also manages the coordination of DCMS volunteer, membership, & fundraising programs; focuses on instituting appropriate DCMS policies and procedures, including those that address the responsible management of financial, personnel, & physical resources; and develops long term resource and communication plans. If you would like more information or to join this committee please contact Natalie Thomas at


Development Director