We are a non-profit, 501c3 organization comprised of community volunteers representing businesses, civic organizations, Randolph-Macon College, and residents of Ashland — the “Center of the Universe.” We partner with local businesses, civic groups, Randolph-Macon College, and town residents to preserve, enhance, and promote downtown Ashland, making it a welcome destination while preserving and maintaining its unique charm and appeal. On June 7, 2013 Ashland Main Street Association was recognized as a designated Virginia Main Street Community.
Our Mission – The mission of the Ashland Main Street Association is to preserve, enhance, and promote downtown Ashland through cooperative efforts among local businesses, community organizations, Randolph-Macon College & the Town. Our Vision – Our vision is to make Ashland a “destination location” by offering a diverse mix of businesses, cultural and community attractions, pedestrian-friendly streets, and attractive public spaces. The Virginia Main Street Program is a preservation-based economic and community development program that follows the Main Street Four-Point Approach™ developed by the National Trust Main Street Center. Virginia Main Street offers a range of services and assistance to communities interested in revitalizing their historic commercial districts.