About Us


Main Street Martinez, Inc.

DBA: Downtown Martinez
Main Street Martinez is a 501(c)3 Non-Profit formed in 2001 dedicated to the economic health

and vitality of downtown Martinez. Main Street Martinez is a certified National Main Street

Program and members of the California Main Street Alliance. Main Street Martinez follows the

National Main Street’s Four Point Approach to Downtown Revitalization including: Organization,

Promotion, Design and Economic Vitality.

Board of Directors and Staff

Board of Directors

Terry Edwards - President
Pakmail Center Martinez
John Curtis - Past President
Historical Society
Diane Beck - Treasurer
Roxanne Cole - Secretary
Mike Beck - Board Member
Shell Martinez Refinery

Bruce Campbell - Board Member

The Martinez Music Mafia
Noralea Gipner - Liaison
Martinez City Council

Executive Director
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