Wellington, Colorado Main Street Program

The Wellington Colorado Main Street Program is organized as a Colorado nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation run by a volunteer board of directors.

MISSION

The Wellington Main Streets Program is a group of passionate citizens who champion community collaboration to enhance and promote downtown Wellington.

VISION

Downtown Wellington is the vibrant and historic heart of our small town where the entire community gathers to connect. Our beautiful, thriving and viable downtown attracts friends and family to experience unique businesses, eateries and events.

Partnerships & Approach

By partnering with organizations and leaders at the local, state, and national level, our program protects the historic character of downtown and promotes shared prosperity. We utilize the National Main Street Four Point Approach to revitalize and strengthen our downtown’s physical attributes and economy.

History

In February 2014, the Town of Wellington provided funding for a contracted assessment of its downtown in relation to how it now exists and what it could become. The work was done by the nonprofit corporation Downtown Colorado Incorporated (DCI). A final report is available on the Town’s website.

In 2014 Wellington Main Streets Program officially became a Candidate Main Streets Program with DOLA, and the first Executive Director of the program was hired.

Our Program Area

Wellington, Colorado Main Street Board of Directors

Board meetings are held on the third Monday of every month  //  9am
Meeting are held at the Town of Wellington’s Conference room at 8225 3rd St, Wellington, CO 80549 and via Zoom Virtual Meeting.

ERIN JEROME

ERIN JEROME

President

Erin Jerome is a stylist & owner of Trim Salon and Boutique, located in beautiful downtown Wellington. Erin has served on several committees for the Wellington Main Street program over the past few years, & is excited to now serve on the Board as well. Erin has been a Wellington resident for the past 7 years. She and her husband and 3 kiddos  moved here from Iowa. The small town life is nothing new for them, & they fell in love with Wellington, & the people, the moment they arrived.

Necole Schulenburg

Necole Schulenburg

Vice President

Meet Necole Schulenburg, an accomplished esthetician and the proud owner of Waxi Taxi and Company. Alongside her, stands her life partner and husband Justin. Originally from Wisconsin, the couple brought their shared love for the outdoors to Colorado in 2015, settling in Wellington in 2020. Beyond the world of esthetics, Necole and her husband find joy in life’s simple pleasures, including hiking, camping, and the companionship of their two dogs and cat. Being a part of the Main Street Program has allowed me to be a part of the community in a way that feels rewarding to me and I look forward to being a part of what the future holds for the program and our community!

Kelly Carroll

Kelly Carroll

Treasurer

My name is Kelly Carroll and I’ve been a resident of Colorado for the past 25 years. I’m thrilled to be a part of the Main Street board and believe that I can contribute greatly to the program while also learning a lot along the way. I worked for large corporations for 17 years, primarily in accounting and financial management roles. After leaving corporate America, I opened my businesses first as a pet groomer and later as a gym owner. Over the past 12 years, I’ve worked as a personal trainer and have obtained 15 certifications in fitness, including in MMA conditioning. I’ve owned Pet Express Grooming for the last 20 years. Currently, I’m a master’s student in the Nutrition and Dietetics program at Keiser University and anticipate graduating later this year. I also hold a bachelor’s degree in Dietetics from the University of Northern Colorado. As a single mother of two wonderful young adults, my kids are my whole world. I’ve served on a few boards, including the Poudre football boosters for four years. I’m familiar with fundraising and the rules and regulations of 501c3 organizations. I’m excited about what we can achieve together this year. 

ROY COOK

ROY COOK

Secretary

Roy was born and raised in Bakersfield, CA. Right after graduating high school, he joined the U.S. Navy and spent nine years as a nuclear mechanic working on the propulsion plants of both aircraft carriers and submarines.

Roy and his family moved to Colorado in 2012, where he earned his master’s degree in natural resources management from Colorado State University. He currently works at CSU as a natural resources specialist doing environmental work for the Department of Defense.

As one of the leaders of American Legion Wellington Post 176, he hopes to bring awareness of veteran’s issues and contributions to the development of Downtown Wellington

Blair Silverberg

Blair Silverberg

Board Member

Blair is a Wellington native, born on a farm north of town and raised in the heart of our downtown area. She has been employed by businesses in our program area for over 20 years and has a passion for developing Wellington’s potential while maintaining the small town character and charm that makes our town great!

Blair graduated from University of Northern Colorado with a B.S. in Human Services in 2013. Soon after she realized that hospitality is her true calling, which led her back to school where she received an Associates in Hospitality as well as certifications in Small Business Management and Event Planning. Her career in restaurant management has taken her from Nashville to Arizona and ultimately led her right back to Wellington where she is currently employed as the manager of the Wellington Grill, one of the staple restaurants in our downtown core!

Blair and her husband live just outside of town on a hobby farm where they enjoy their horses, 4 dogs and herd of mini Hereford cows! Blair is most excited about expanding events and services that will draw more visitors to our program area and the businesses that make Wellington a great place to live, work and visit!

SOFIA MOORE

SOFIA MOORE

Board Member

Hello!  My name is Sofia Moore, and I live in our lovely town of Wellington.  I am a small business owner and community member. I am excited to have a seat at the table for community improvement through our Main Street program and share space with some pretty amazing people. I look forward to learning, contributing and collaborating to elevate our town’s incredible potential. 

Kristin Hamill

Kristin Hamill

Board Member

Kristen and her family moved here April of 2023 to live and work at her in-laws ranch, Hold Ur Horse’s Ranch, LLC. She grew up on the East Coast where she met her husband of 15 years. They have 4 children; two are adults who live in VA and GA and the other two are 10 and 12 and are loving Colorado. 

Kristen has been in the recreation field for 20 years.Within that time she has managed community centers, organized and ran community events, overseen sports complexes, managed websites and social media for a before and after school program, and was a site director for the Boys & Girls Club of the Virginia Peninsula. 

Her passion is to see her community and its members thrive. She love’s to work with people and be able to prodivde them with the best customer service and activities possible.  It is the best being able to see the smiles on the community members faces when they realize things have been done for them and to better their community.  She feels it is great to see a community come together and work towards a common goal. 

Per the DCI report recommendations, the Wellington Colorado Main Streets Program (WCMSP) consists of a governing board and standing committees as the fundamental structure for this volunteer-driven program. In discussions with town management and the local chamber of commerce, it was recommended that the WCMSP be organized as a stand-alone non-profit corporation to provide maximum flexibility and freedom of action. To that extent, the WCMSP has been incorporated in the State of Colorado as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation with a set of by-laws describing its methods of operation. It is run by an elected board of directors and a set of officers chosen from that board.

Wellington, Colorado Main Street Committees

 

Economic Vitality

Organization

Design

Promotion