The Mission of DWP is to encourage, enhance & promote a viable social & economic Downtown District in Wapakoneta. 
Downtown Wapakoneta Partnership Goals & Objectives:

1. Maintain Downtown Wapakoneta as an economically & socially viable destination
  Encourage occupants that bring people downtown
  Promote group tours with local Convention & Visitors Bureau
  Work with local groups to promote retail promotions & events
  Establish open and frequent communication with city officials
  Organize group visits to other successful historic downtowns
  Create an Invest in Historic Downtown Wapakoneta campaign


2. Promote the occupancy of every building with a successful enterprise
Develop an organized, proactive approach to what is available
Create an on-line inventory of properties for sale/lease
Determine what the downtown needs—develop a recruiting plan
Promote collaborative efforts with Chamber, EDC, WDN & City
Organize information packets - How to succeed in Downtown Wapakoneta


3. Encourage a high-quality, appealing look to the downtown district
Encourage property owners to become proactive—protect their investment
Develop simple, affordable façade enhancement suggestions
Create a registry of local contractors willing to do historic projects
Provide seminars & training opportunities for owners and contractors
Work with City regarding litter, weeds—Ask for one person to be in charge
Host seminars on inexpensive ways to create dynamic window displays
Establish an adopt-a-window program for vacant store fronts


4. Assist building owners with code and regulatory issues
Host guest speakers series: How to Make a Historic Building Work Today
Provide seminars on affordable, code-compliant renovation techniques
Invite people with personal historic building success stories to visit Wapakoneta 


5. Promote historic downtown as a fun, safe, family-friendly, walk-able, park-able place
Encourage continued major marketing campaign with events & activities
Promote historic walking tours—encourage group tours
Invite local groups to consider a “Downtown Event” as part of their annual schedule
Install custom, color-coded directional signage to Historic Downtown
Create local history signage—place historic building profiles in windows
Inventory all downtown public parking—promote it in publications & releases

     Chamber of Commerce                     Economic Development Coalition                   City of Wapakoneta 
30 E. Auglaize St.
P.O. Box 1604 
Wapakoneta, Ohio 45895
419-738-6807 or 1-877-258-9335
​Email: info@downtownwapakoneta.com