Downtown Driggs Association has been an accredited Main Street America Organization since 2012.
Our Mission & Vision
As a 501c3 donor-supported nonprofit and Main Street America organization, our mission is to foster a thriving and vibrant downtown Driggs.
In 2003, after the devastating fire in Downtown Driggs that left a gaping hole both physically and emotionally, businesses and investment began to leak out of the downtown. A group of local residents and business owners established a grass roots association to bring life back to downtown Driggs and to reshape our cultural identity in order to encourage community engagement, business growth and tourism. By starting free music, art, and theater programs, local culture came back to life and a new sense of identity and connection was established.
Over time, the DDA has become a key player in the local community serving a diverse constituency of residents and visitors reaching audiences of 12,000+ each year. In 2022 we hosted 245 professional and emerging artists- painters, sculptors, performers and musicians in our free arts programs. 200 volunteers worked over 1000 hours to make all community programs possible.
The Main Street Approach
With the designation in 2012 as an official Main Street organization under the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s National Main Street program and The Idaho Department of Commerce, Downtown Driggs Association defined its approach to downtown revitalization strategies according to the Main Street America Four Point Approach:
PROMOTION of the downtown as the heart of Teton Valley, and the hub of activity, by showcasing Driggs’ unique characteristics.
DESIGN the look and feel of the downtown, with improvements that feature our cultural identity
ORGANIZATION involves strengthening the Downtown Driggs Association and cultivating partnerships, community involvement, and resources for growth
ECONOMIC VITALITY focuses on creating a supportive environment for downtown businesses towards a sustainable economy
Downtown Driggs Assocation Staff
Development and Community Engagement Manager
Downtown Driggs Assocation Board of Directors
George E. Nowack, Jr.