Board of Trustees

About the DWOA

Downtown West Orange Alliance is a grass roots effort, fostering partnerships to restore, preserve and promote the history and culture of downtown West Orange. DWOA follows the Four Point Approach to Downtown Management using organization, promotion, design and economic revitalization as defined by the National Main Street Center and Main Street New Jersey.

Vision Statement

Enduring the test of time, West Orange remains a center of economic and community-focused activities. Its eclectic architectural styles and intimate setting, unique among small towns, continues to provide a creative place to live, work, shop and dine. West Orange's Main Street will emerge as a vibrant mixed-use district including upscale apartments, unique specialty shops, fine dining and creative professional services. The Main Street corridor will have nightlife abundant with performing arts, live music, and educational and social activities. This new economic growth will embrace the ideals of historic preservation, and principles of Smart Growth, Green Living and Sustainability.

Downtown West Orange Alliance - Non Profit Organization

    We do the following:
  • Recruit volunteers
  • Raise funds
  • Coordinate projects & programs
    In order to:
  • Support local businesses & attract new ones
  • Beautify our historic downtown shopping district
  • Promote our historic downtown shopping district
    How we accomplish this:
    Through hardworking and dedicated volunteers participating on 4 distinct teams:
  • Organization
  • Promotions
  • Business Development (Economic Restructuring)
  • Design

To learn more about these teams, click on the Committees link. To inquire about volunteering, click here to contact us.

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