OB MainStreet Association
MISSION STATEMENT To promote and support local business and economic vitality in the Ocean Beach community. ORGANIZATIONAL HISTORY The Ocean Beach MainStreet Association (OBMA) is comprised of area merchants and professionals dedicated to building a thriving business district that fulfills the needs of the neighboring community and visitors alike. The OBMA is a 501(c)6 private nonprofit business organization operating with 14 elected Board Members, committed to preserving a healthy active atmosphere for those who work, live and visit Ocean Beach.
All activities of the Ocean Beach MainStreet Association are governed by our 14-member volunteer Board of Directors elected from our membership.
All meetings are held at the OBMA office at 1868 Bacon Street except the Public Safety meeting and sometimes the North OB Meeting, which are held at various locations around Ocean Beach (announced in our monthly newsletter). Explore our committees using the links below.
The Ocean Beach MainStreet Association has a small staff that works with local businesses, organizations, government and agencies. They take calls from tourist and locals on a daily basis. Yearly and weekly events managed by the staff which also includes the organization of many volunteers and the facilitation of many committees.
The Ocean Beach MainStreet Association manages the Ocean Beach Business Improvement District (Newport Avenue and the contiguous commercial locations). Businesses located in the BID become automatic members of the association.
The Ocean Beach MainStreet Association manages the Maintenance Assessment District (MAD) on Newport Avenue. MAD-related activities are overseen by the Board of Directors, the Design Committee, and the Economic Vitality Committee. The OBMA has managed the MAD since 2000. Our MAD encompasses landscaping, sidewalk cleaning, grafitti removal, public trash can servicing, fence repair and replacement, signage, and irrigation, among other incidentals (all on Newport Avenue only).
Have fun helping your community with the OBMA. Join our mailing list and we'll keep you notified of upcoming volunteer opportunities. Some annual opportunities such as decorating for the holidays, hanging signs, passing out local directories, event attendant, committees, and sub-committees, too!
Ocean Beach MainStreet AssociationOriginally formed in 1978 as the Ocean Beach Merchant's Association, in June of 1998 the OBMA received national and state designation into the "Main Street" program and thus changed its name. The program is grounded in preservation and divides its scope of work within 4 areas: Organization, Promotion, Economic Vitality (formerly Economic Restructuring), and Design.