About Washington Business District

The  WBD is committed to supporting the ongoing development and revitalization of the City of Washington, PA by providing the funding, information, resources, and support necessary to preserve, improve, promote, and enhance the downtown business district. The WBD will continue to work to move Washington, PA into the future, while retaining our historic character and complimenting regional economic development efforts.

Goals & Activities

The Washington Business District Authority collaborates with local and regional partners to support and grow downtown businesses, create more impactful events, activate underutilized spaces and assets, and engage our community in making Downtown Washington a better place for everyone to enjoy. The WBDA follows the National Main Street Approach to support revitalization in the City. Click the image for a larger view.

Business Development

WBDA is your connection to running a business in our downtown core. We can connect you with business opportunities, workshops, networking, resources, and more.

Events

WBDA organizes and sponsors dynamic events for residents and visitors bringing activity to the downtown. From parades, farmers market, and retail-related events, there is always something to do throughout the year. Click here to see a sample of Washington’s events.  Are you interested in hosting an event at the Community Pavilion? Download an application here: Community Pavilion-application 19

Promotions

WBDA works to promote all the good things happening in and around town. Newsletters, social media, print maps, and press releases help bring awareness and information about events, businesses, and much much more!

Clean & Green

WBDA collaborates to improve the City’s appearance in more ways than one. Improving the streetscape takes place with seasonal flowers and maintenance and building facade improvements among other infrastructure improvements.

Special Services District

The WBDA covers a 14 block radius, framed by Walnut Street to the north, the train tracks to the south, the center line of Franklin to the west, and the centerline of College to the east. This Business Improvement District (BID) was created as city ordinance (Ordinance No. 1611) for the purpose of making business improvements and providing administrative services to the central business district of the City of Washington.

Board Members

Jack Gallik
Jack GallikChairman of the Board
Jack Gallik is the Associate Broker of the Northwood Realty Services office located in the City of Washington as well as the office in Peters Township. He has been a resident of Washington County for over 30 years, and he and his wife have raised their 3 children here. The future of the city of Washington is important to him, and he hopes that his experience in the residential real estate market can bring some value to the WBDA board.
Nancy Ogburn
Nancy OgburnVice Chairman
Nancy is the co-owner and baker-in-residence of Chicco Baccello, a coffee house, bakery & deli in the WBD. Nancy’s passion for baking is evident in all of her hand made sweets.

Matt Dickson
Matt DicksonTreasurer
Matt has over 20 years of experience in both public accounting and as a corporate controller in the Pittsburgh, Washington DC Metro, and Boise, ID areas. Matt operated his own tax and accounting practice in Idaho before returning to his hometown of Washington PA to found Kazakewicz Dickson. Matt specializes in tax returns and accounting for closely-held businesses/exempt organizations/individuals, payroll, Quickbooks advisory and part-time controller services, estate and trust returns, tax planning and consulting, cash-flow management, and banking and financial reporting.
Jessica Roberts
Jessica RobertsSecretary
Jessica Roberts is a partner at Neighborhood Attorneys at 8 East Pine Avenue in downtown Washington. Jessica concentrates mostly in juvenile and family law matters but also practices in Orphans’ Court. She resides in Washington with her husband and four children and spends the majority of her time at sporting event. Jessica is originally from Iowa but moved to Pennsylvania to be close to family and attend Duquesne University School of Law.
Patricia (Patti) Dittman
Patricia (Patti) Dittman
Patti is the Vice President of Leasing for Millcraft Investments Inc. She has over 30 years of experience in real estate leasing and project management. Patti’s extensive expertise in commercial real estate and business development is a perfect fit for the growing City of Washington.

Scott Putnam
Scott Putnam
In addition to serving on the WBDA Board, Scott is also the Mayor of the City of Washington, and is a Project Manager/Engineer for Alex Paris Contracting Inc. Scott currently resides in Washington with his wife and daughters.
Kenneth Westcott
Kenneth Westcott
Ken is a Councilman of the City of Washington. As a former Mayor of the City of Washington, Ken has served on numerous community Boards and Committees. He was instrumental in the development of the WBD and has been involved since its inception in 2000.
Evan Chambers
Evan Chambers
Evan is a 3rd Generation Owner and Vice President of Chambers Insurance Agency. Evan was born & raised in South Strabane Township and graduated from Trinity High School. Prior to joining his family’s business, Evan graduated from Fordham University in NYC, had internships on Wall St., and worked for a large hedge fund in Greenwich, CT. Chambers Insurance has been on Main St. for over 6 decades and Evan is determined to help continue the rejuvenation of downtown Washington.
Zach Storf
Zach Storf
Zach is the Business Manager of Fanatic Impressions on Main Street in Washington. He intends to bring the practices and ideas he has used in growing his own business over the last 4 years to assist the WBDA. Growing up in Washington County, Zach is passionate about helping the City of Washington grow into the future and become more appealing to the younger generations.

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