Mission: Downtown pkg promotes downtown parkersburg, fosters economic opportunity and creates community vitality. The goal is to create a vibrant commercial district that will provide downtown businesses, workers and nearby residents with goods and services they need, as well as create educational, entertainment and tourism opportunities. In 2010, the city of parkersburg applied to be part of the west virginia ontrac (organization, training, revitalization and capacity) program and was selected to participate. The ontrac program was created by main street west virginia and the national historic trust to help cities create a comprehensive approach to econimic revitalization and historic preservation by focusing on four key areas: design, promotion, economic restructuring and organization.
Programs: Taste of parkersburg - promote downtown parkersburg through the operation of special events.
point park concert series - promote downtown parkersburg through the operation of special events.
other events: (1)downtown throwdown, (2) holiday event, (3) halloween event, (4) family fun events, and (5) other special events - to promote downtown parkersburg through the operation of these other special events.
all other programs, to stimulate and restore viability to the downtown parkersburg area.