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Downtown Washington, Inc. Staff

Bridgette Kelch

Executive Director

Executive Director 636-239-1743 Fax 636-239-4832

Danielle Grotewiel

Communication Specialist and Executive Assistant

“I have so many wonderful memories of being downtown as a kid and throughout my life.  I still find

Lauren Ficklin

Promotion Specialist

“I love that downtown Washington has old buildings, great shops and access to the River and trails.

Leanna Epperson

CPU Specialist

CPU Specialist “Having grown up in a big city, like San Bernadino, CA, I appreciate that I can raise

Downtown Washington, Inc. Board of Directors

Bryan Bogue


“I love that downtown supports my active lifestyle.  I enjoy being in the middle of all the action.

Chris Eckelkamp

Vice President

Vice President Chris Eckelkamp “I love downtown because it has so many different things to offer, an

Toni Cavin


Secretary/Treasurer Toni Cavin (2014-2016*) “I am looking forward to watching fall change the look o

Andy Unerstall

Board Member

Andy Unerstall (2014-2016) Unerstall Construction Co. 705 Jefferson Street 314-280-2267 Fax: 636-239-8408

Trent Hendrickson

Board Member

Trent Hendrickson “Friendly merchants, a diverse mix of businesses and plenty to do and see!”

Historic Washington Foundation Board of Directors

Rick Hopp


“The heritage of our downtown is what I love most.  It’s the perfect place to live and run a

Vince Borgerding

Vice President

“I like seeing all of the committees working together with the Downtown Washington, Inc. staff to ge

Rodney Stoyer


Secretary Rodney Stoyer “I love downtown Washington because it feels like home to me.” The Cou

Joe Schneider


Treasurer Joe Schneider “When I enter downtown Washington a feeling of comfort, friendship and happi

Nancy Walkenhorst

Board Member

“Downtown Washington is just in my heart. When we moved to this wonderful town 40 years ago, we spe

Upcoming Events

Pumpkin Palooza

Join Downtown Washington, Inc. and the Washington Area Chamber of Commerce as we celebrate fall and Halloween at Pumpkin Palooza!

  • Washington Farmers’ Market

November Thirsty Thursday

Have you experienced Thirsty Thursday? It’s a wonderful event put together by the downtown merchants, where everyone gets the opportunity to sample

  • Downtown Washington
Main Street America Missouri Mainstreet Connection Preserve America