What is Mainstreet?

What is Michigan City Mainstreet Association?

Michigan City Mainstreet Association (MCMA) is a 501(c)(4), non-profit, social welfare organization dedicated to improving the quality of Michigan City’s Uptown Arts District (UAD) (shown at right) located in the heart of the City’s downtown. We are the only non-profit organization in Michigan City that is a registered Indiana Mainstreet Program, and through this designation, we strive to create a city center that is a great place to live, work, play, and invest.


Who is Mainstreet?

MCMA is governed by a board of directors comprised of 12 directors. The board manages, sets policies and guidelines for, and oversees the management of MCMA. The board also control’s MCMA’s property and is responsible for its finances. Board director seats are three-year terms. Four directors are elected each year. Any member of MCMA is eligible to be elected as a director provided they have attended two board meetings within 6 months prior to the election. Directors are not compensated for their services as directors. 

If you would like to learn more about joining the board of directors, please contact us by visiting our contact page here

MCMA Board of Directors (2024)

Justin Post, President

Shane Watson, Vice President

Lisa Wood Corey, Treasurer

Ryan Laughlin, Secretary

Horace Douglas

Brendan Heintz

Zahra Khan

Josh Crosby

Johnny Stimley

Arturo Pozos

Vacant Seat (1)

Vacant Seat (2)

To reach the Michigan City Mainstreet Association, please go to our contact page

Join MCMA Now!

  • Becoming a member of MCMA signifies that you support the goals and efforts of the organization and you are a part of positive change for the downtown. It is an investment in the health and success of our downtown core and, through a rippling effect, the city at large.
  • It gives you a real voice in important matters concerning our downtown. You are entitled to vote in our elections, and being a member is the only way to become a board of directors member (if you want to really step up your volunteerism game 😊).
  • You become a part of a larger, tightly-knit community of other passionate volunteers who are making our town the best it can be, and this is a great opportunity to meet your neighbors and fellow citizens!
  • With membership, you also gain access to our mailing list. All MCMA board meeting minutes and other important updates will be disseminated to our members via this mailing list, so you can stay up to date when you can’t make a meeting.
  • Finally, as a member, you will automatically receive 2 free drinks and food at our quarterly socials.


How to Join?

Individual Membership: $10 / person / calendar year

Business Membership: $50 / business / calendar year

Businesses are allowed a single representative for the business and a single vote in elections.

To join, please click the “Join Now!” button below. This will take you to a Google Form which will allow you to sign up for a membership and pay via a PayPal QR code. (Use Google Form at a desktop computer for best results). Once you do this, you will be included in our membership records and be added to the mailing list.