MAIN STREET MASON CITY
Main Street Mason City Mission:
Main Street Mason City's Mission is to enhance, promote, and preserve downtown Mason City as a diverse business, cultural, and residential destination for the benefit of the entire community.
MAIN STREET MASON CITY Vision:
Downtown Mason City will be known as an architectural destination bound together by culture, business, and pride.
Visitors will have a good first impression. As the city is showcased, all will feel that downtown is the heart of the city. A unified plan, promoted activities filled with synergy, involvement by all people, including youth, and Mason City's unique image will enhance downtown as the key to success of the city.
As a piece of the cultural crescent, Downtown Mason City's action based identity will include a sustainable mix of involved businesses and a common gathering place in the midst of history and architecture.
Shoppers will find a variety of necessities and amenities to meet their needs in Mason City's walkable district. Historic Park Inn and downtown shops will create a regional hub and destination for the entire Midwest. The source of pride in Mason City's livable downtown community will be evident. As a community proud of its past and present, Mason City will demonstrate optimism towards its future.
We are a volunteer based organization that works with our downtown businesses to ensure a strong and healthy community core.
Our Board Members:
Austin Pehl, ARTURA architecture
Austin is the Business Developer for the longtime Mason City architecture firm WWA Architecture & Planning, which has been located in downtown MC for 95 years. Austin was born and raised in Cedar Falls where he was able to see the dramatic changes their Main Street went through to enhance their community. His move to North Iowa happened in 2014 and now he is dedicated both professionally and personally to investing in the vision of enhancing and preserving our historic downtown.
Katie Wold, Market 124
Katie Wold is an artist turned entrepreneur. Her first business, Turtle Creek Pottery & Glass, was founded in 2005. In 2011 she and her husband invested in downtown Mason City when they fell in love with a dilapidated historic building. Market 124 was created to fill and ensure the building’s long-term survival. Market 124 includes Turtle Creek Pottery & Glass studio, Grandma Sugar’s Cupcakery, as well as unique gifts and home decor. Second floor renovations included a yoga studio and several artists studios. Renovations continue one studio at a time on the second floor.
Chris Droscha, Clear Lake Bank and Trust
Chris is the Vice President of Commercial Lending at Clear Lake Bank & Trust, in the downtown Mason City location. He specializes in lending to small business clients who are looking to expand their business or credit lines for operational expenses.
Cally Peterson, Moorman Clothiers
Born and raised in small town Nora Springs where the community came together as one, and so “community” is very important to Cally. Her dream is for her two children to enjoy their youth in a community that presents itself with pride and togetherness. Having worked downtown for the past 13 years (11 at Moorman Clothiers) the downtown holds a very special place in her life. She has volunteered in many downtown events, St. Jude Telethon and United Way of North Central Iowa. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband, Brandon, and two children, Blythe and Hudson.
Steven Van Steenhuyse, City of Mason City
Susan Rebedeau, N IA Therapy Associates
Mike Tickal, Oak Leaf Comics and Collectibles
Patrick Trenary, Active Living Chiropractic
Tim Schupick, Schupick + Associates
Kevin Sullivan, First Citizens Bank
Jason Geving, Edward Jones
Melissa Fabian, Youth Hockey Association