The Downtown Development Authority (DDA) was established October 19, 1991 by city ordinance of the City Council, City of Rawlins. The Rawlins DDA adopted the “Main Street” approach and became a Main Street community in February 2006 as part of the statewide Wyoming Main Street family. Main Street is a national program that focuses on revitalizing a downtown economic district through the four-point approach: Design, Organization, Promotion, and Economic Restructuring. In 2008, Rawlins DDA/Main Street received the Innovation Award from Wyoming Main Street for excellence, originality and effectiveness in downtown revitalization through historic preservation.
To foster a sustainable, revitalized, and vibrant historic downtown that creates an economic environment while enhancing the quality of life for our community.
The Rawlins Downtown Development Authority/ Main Street District will serve as the heart of the community where people come together to enjoy the convenience and friendliness of hometown businesses, local services, specialty and convenience shopping, and unique recreational and cultural activities. Our vision is to maintain the friendly atmosphere and promote a positive spirit through beautification, historic preservation, and promotions, which support economic growth.