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Become a Member

Over 40 communities have joined California Main Street since 1986. We invite you to join the new California Main Street Alliance (CAMSA), which offers more benefits and services than ever before and ample opportunities to connect to peers across the state and country.

Submit your application today and join Cardiff-by-the-Sea, Del Mar, Encinitas, Gilroy, Leucadia, Livermore, Oceanside, and Richmond who have already taken the step to be a part of the new California Main Street Alliance!

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Whether you are a seasoned Main Street America program, a municipality just getting started in your revitalization effort, CAMSA membership has something to offer for you. Join today to gain access to:

  • Complimentary registration for conferences, workshops, and webinars;
  • Discount on in-person technical services from experts in the field;
  • One-on-one helpline support;
  • Access to grants and special programs;
  • And so much more!

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Questions? Please contact us at californiamainstreet@savingplaces.org.

The Details

  • Commensurate with these new services and benefits, dues for CAMSA membership will increase to $1,675 annually, beginning on January 1, 2019.
  • The deadline for 2019 membership enrollment is January 11, 2019. Once you enroll, your new membership term will begin January 1, 2019.
  • You can opt for split billing on membership dues. When you enroll, you can choose to have the full $1,675 member dues billed in January, or divided between January and July.
  • Take advantage of first-year early enrollment benefit. If you enroll by October 31, 2018, you will receive one complimentary registration to the Main Street Now Conference in Seattle, March 25-27. This has a value of $505.  Your membership and billing cycle will remain the same.

Take Your Membership to the Next Level

Being a Main Street America Accredited community is a mark of distinction that signifies commitment to comprehensive revitalization, community engagement, and rigorous outcome measurement. Accredited programs have a proven track record of success in planning, implementing, and measuring results that align with the Main Street Approach and have met a series of 10 national standards of performance. Check out additional details below.

  • Accreditation will require an on-site visit from a National Main Street Center technical services staff member to assess if the program is meeting the 10 standards.
  • Accreditation is not guaranteed, but CAMSA and NMSC will work with programs who do not achieve accreditation to build their foundation in order to achieve accreditation in future years.
  • Accreditation will be good for a three-year term, as long as the CAMSA member is in good standing.
National Accreditation eligibility is available to all CAMSA members for an additional fee. Learn more.

About Us

CAMSA works with communities across the state to revitalize downtowns and commercial districts.

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The Approach

The Main Street Approach is a time-tested framework for community-driven, comprehensive revitalization.

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Contact Us

Have a question or interested in learning more? Please contact us - we are here to help!

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