About Us

Main Street Martinez, Inc.


DBA: Downtown Martinez
We are a 501c3 organization formed in 2001 to help revitalize the downtown Martinez district. Main Street Martinez is a National Main Street  accredited Main Street program and members of the California Main Street Alliance.

Board of Directors and Staff


Board of Directors

Terry Edwards - President
Pakmail Center Martinez
John Curtis - Past President
Historical Society
Candice Gliatto - Treasurer

Citrus Salon
Ernie Guerero - Board Member
La Tapatia Mexican Restaurant,
Mike Beck - Board Member
Shell Martinez Refinery
Noralea Gipner - Liaison
Martinez City Council

Kara Johnsen

Main Street Fundamentals


The Main Street Approach is centered around Transformation  Strategies. A Transformation Strategy articulates a focused, deliberate  path to revitalizing or strengthening a downtown or commercial  district’s economy.

A program’s work on Transformation Strategies should be organized  around the Four Points: Economic Vitality, Design, Promotion, and  Organization.

A revitalization program’s work – and its Transformation Strategies –  need to be informed by a solid understanding of local and regional  market data, and sustained and inclusive community engagement.

If you would like to participate on one of our committees,
email director@mainstreetmartinez.org