Downtown Grant Review Board

The City and Newton Main Street have partnered to provide several grant programs, including housing grants and facade improvement grants, for buildings in the Newton Main Street District. These grant programs and initiatives dedicated to revitalizing and developing our downtown area. Their goal is to foster economic growth, enhance aesthetics, and promote the vibrancy of our downtown district. The City provides financial assistance and guidance through grant programs that align with the City's vision and goals.

The Downtown Grant Review Board reviews grant applications and holds holds public meetings to discuss grant applications. Members of the board carefully evaluate grant applications based on established criteria, including alignment with downtown development plans, potential economic impact, and community benefit. The board then provides City Council with a recommendation to approve, deny, or approve with conditions. The City Council has the final decision on all applications.


  • Bonnie Terpstra
    • Downtown Business Representative
  • Corrine Coyle
    • Community Member
  • Marilyn Terlouw
    • Downtown Business Representative
  • Rita Reinheimer
    • Current Historic Preservation Commissioner
  • Fred Chabot
    • Past Historic Preservation Commissioner
  • Don Poynter
    • Planning & Zoning Commissioner
  • Mike Sell
    • Downtown Business Representative & Current Historic Preservation Commissioner

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