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Supporting Community Engagement & Growth Together

Our goal is to revitalize the Ashland, MO downtown area by bringing businesses and community members together through beautification projects and events.

We are here to encourage a diverse, family-oriented commercial environment that promotes the Ashland downtown as the place to live, shop & play. We aim to be inclusive, transparent, innovative and open-minded. 
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Our Mission

The Downtown Ashland Betterment Coalition (ABC) will use existing educational and economic resources as well as new opportunities to foster sustainable economic growth and help develop a diverse and vibrant mix of businesses and entertainment options while encouraging community interaction.

Our Area of Concentration

Our Members

We are working to expand our membership. There is no membership fee. 

Our current members and volunteers consist of business owners in various industries around Ashland, Community Members, Working Parents, Stay-at-home Moms, Retirees, etc. We love a variety of voices

Our current Board Members are:

Lars Van Zandt, President

Izzy Smith, Vice President

Galen Wilhoit, Treasurer 

Sarah Hodapp, Secretary

Jay Berendzen

Brandon Glascock

Alicia Ozenberger

Claire Melvin

Brittney Harty


PO Box
Ashland, MO 65010


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