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News & Updates

Who We Are

Welcome to Downtown Augusta—the beating heart of Maine's capital city! This is an exciting time in the history of our neighborhood and we can't wait for you to get in on the ground floor of all the changes happening.

Located in one of the Top 50 Small Towns in America, according to, Downtown Augusta proudly joins the ranks of two other prominent Maine communities, Brunswick and Bar Harbor as one of only three cities in the state to be listed.

Situated in a sloping valley along the Kennebec River, Downtown Augusta offers an eclectic mix of old and new, perfect for either a family outing or a night out on the town.

As a largely volunteer organization composed of merchants, developers, and stakeholders, the Augusta Downtown Alliance (ADA) is thrilled to represent this diverse community, and remains committed to further developing it by fostering business growth, improving the region's quality of life, and promoting beautification.

Proudly partnered with Main Street America, ADA is pleased to follow the tried and tested Four Point Approach of Organization, Promotion, Economic Restructuring and Design that has worked so well in other Main Street communities throughout America.

So come and join ADA so you can see for yourself just what makes Downtown Augusta so uniquely special.


Meet Our Board

We have an amazing board of directors who volunteer their time to make Downtown Augusta a better place. Meet them below.


Heather Pouliot

Board President

Core Marketing & Design

Michael Hall

Executive Director

Augusta Downtown Alliance

Darek Grant

Board Vice President

City Council

Laura Soule



Ehrin Simanski


Lisa's Legit Burritos

Victoria Abbott

MaineGeneral Philanthropy

Kyia Bryant

Medical Examiner Office

J.R. Davis

Key Bank

Dave Dostie

Dostie Photo/State of Maine

Will Guerrette

Guerrette Properties

Casey Hynes

Cushnoc Brewing Co.

Andrew LeBlanc

NAI-Dunham Group

Leo Labranche

University of Maine at Augusta

Keith Luke

City of Augusta

Shawn McLaughlin

Stroudwater Distillery

Jared Mills

Augusta Police Chief

Linda Novak

Old Fort Western

Clint Pettingil

C.P. Sketch

Brad Sawyer

Senate Republican Office

Jay Simanski

Lisa's Legit Burritos

Are you interested in volunteering?

Our volunteers are active, they have fun and they make a difference.
And we are always looking for more volunteers to help us!

If we work together, we can make it happen.

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