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.


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.  

We are a volunteer based organization that works with our downtown businesses to ensure a strong and healthy community core.









Our Board Members:

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 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. 



Callly 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.


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Mindy Klapperich, First Citizens Bank

Mindy is a Private Banker at First Citizens National Bank. Her job entails opening, maintaining accounts for individuals, plus she also does consumer lending. Mindy's passion is her family, husband Ande and daughter Bella. She serves as Secretary of Harding Elementary PTO.





Steven Van Steenhyuse, Partner Liason - City of Mason City

Hal Berding - CL Tel

Austin Pehl - Waggoner and Wineinger Architects 




Colleen Devine - Executive Director